12 Days of YA Book Recommendations: Day 8 – Historical

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On the eighth day of YA Book Recommendations, I’m sharing a historical fiction novel about an often unheard WWII story!

Salt to the Sea is based on the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, the greatest and most unknown maritime tragedy. This story follows how four teens—Joana, Florian, Emilia, and Alfred—come to board the ship and what happens after they do. Each chapter consists of a few pages and switches off between the four main characters. The beginning of the novel is slow, but the ending more than makes up for it. If you’re a fan of historical fiction and want to learn more about a forgotten tragedy, Salt to the Sea is for you.


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 – Rom-Coms

                          Day 7 – Sci-Fi               Day 8 – Historical Fiction

                      Day 9 – Retellings              Day 10 – Book Adaptations

Day 11 – 2017 Debuts           Day 12 – Holiday ……

…..Check out last year’s historical recommendations!

What are your favorite historical fiction novels? Let me know below in the comments!

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  • I’ve been reading all your book recommendations on my email but then I felt bad and decided to actually visit the your blog! Very lovely idea! I haven’t read this book yet but everyone has good things to say about it!

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