On the eighth day of YA Book Recommendations, I am sharing a favorite historical fiction novel!
And I Darken is the story of a gender-swapped Vlad the Impaler, and it is just as badass as it sounds. So much research was put into this novel, and it shows with how well-written it is. The characters were great and my heart broke watching some of the decisions they made. There was a focus on politics, which I loved, and a surprising focus on religion. Still need more convincing? Read my full review here.
Follow along during the 12 Days of YA Book Recommendations!
Day 1 – High Fantasy Day 2 – Paranormal
Day 3 – Dystopian Day 4 – Thrillers
Day 5 – Contemporary Day 6 – Time Travel
Day 7 – Sci-Fi Day 8 – Historical Fiction
Day 9 – Retellings Day 10 – Book to Movie
Day 11 – 2016 Debuts Day 12 – Holiday ……
Check out last year’s historical recommendations!
Kate Lsays:December 20, 2016 at 9:40 AM
This 12 days of book recs is SUCH a creative idea! I personally LOVE historical fiction so much I basically live in the past…thanks for sharing your favorite Historical Fiction YA! I’ll have to check it out 🙂
Kate @Read and Dream
Jordansays:December 21, 2016 at 10:09 PM
Thank you so much! I’m having such a fun time with it! Code Name Verity is one of my favorite books ever, so you need to check that one out if you love historical fiction! I also really enjoyed Vengeance Road! What are some of your favorites?
Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Loversays:December 21, 2016 at 10:02 AM
I don’t read much historical fiction, but I just adore And I Darken. Ahhh. One of my favorite books I read this year. My Lady Jane was also wonderful, but does that even count??
Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Lover
Jordansays:December 21, 2016 at 10:12 PM
It was so good! I can’t wait for Now I Rise! I’ve been wanting to read My Lady Jane for awhile now! I’ve heard such great things about it!
Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughtssays:December 21, 2016 at 4:37 PM
I feel like a black sheep every time someone mentions And I Darken – I actually didn’t like it as much as everyone else did, unfortunately, but I do love the covers. As for other historical books… well… Hidden Gold by Ella Burakowski is a great one for those interested in holocaust related books. In The Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winter is really creepy, but I liked it for a some strange reason.
~Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts
Jordansays:December 21, 2016 at 10:13 PM
I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy And I Darken. I tend to like reading WWII books, so I’ll definitely check out Hidden Gold. Thanks for the rec!