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Top Ten YA Historical Fiction Novels

There is something incredibly compelling about combining history with fiction. An author is able to act as a quilter of sorts, selecting interesting pieces of the past and weaving them with imaginative elements to enhance the romance, action and mystery. In the books listed below, the authors chose already fascinating historical events and added in unique characters and details to create a new interpretation of the time period.


1. If you like Russian history or the animated film Anastasia, try Romanov by Nadine Brandes.


2. If you are interested in World War II, try Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys.


3. If you are a fan of British royalty and their political drama, try My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand.


4. If you like learning about the French Revolution, try Enchantee by Gita Trelease.


5. If you watch the show Criminal Minds, you might like Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo.


6. If you are intrigued by Spain during the reign of Francisco Franco, read The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys.


7. If you would like a romantic, soap opera-esque novel about Chicago's Great Fire, read When We Caught Fire by Anna Godbersen.


8. If Hamilton is your favorite musical, pick up Alex & Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz.


9. If you take Latin or enjoy reading Roman epics, try The Valiant by Lesley Livingston.


10. If you love Norse mythology and Vikings, read Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young.




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