I love historical fiction books, but they aren’t nearly as common as other genres. The revolutionary war is my favorite history era, but we sadly enough don’t have many books set during that century even! I wish I read more historical fiction books than I do (and more classics), though it can be hard to find a good one. Which is why when I find a good historical fiction book, I absolutely love it.
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
This book follows Lady Helen Wrexhall and is set in London in 1812 during the Regency time period. It’s a YA paranormal fantasy book. I will be honest, the beginning was a bit slow and not much happened in like the first 150ish pages, but I ended up really enjoying it. I’m excited to see where this series goes.
And I Darken by Kiersten White
And I Darken is a gender bent Vlad the Impaler story set in the 1400s in the Ottoman Empire. Again, a bit of a slow start, but once I got into it I couldn’t put it down! This is also another first in a trilogy, and I’m already counting down the days until the next book is released.
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Such a heartbreaking story! This book follows Florian, Emilia, Alfred, and Joana during World War II and the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, the biggest maritime tragedy in history. I was sucked in within the first few pages. Though it didn’t quite make my top ten, it’s still one of my favorite books.
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
Another one of my favorites. My Lady Jane is a comedic alternate retelling of the story of Lady Jane Grey. You can read my review here to read why I love it just so much.
The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare
This is another one of my all time favorite series. This is set during the late 1870s and tells the story of Theresa “Tessa” Gray when she moves to London to be with her brother and discovers the world of Shadowhunters. Yet another very emotional series for me.
I would love to hear what some of your favorite historical fictions books are as well!