One of my favorite genres is historical. I love exploring the different time
periods, the cultures, and especially any historical figures if they are
involved. However, what I love more than a traditional historical is a
historical that mixes things up. Give me some fantasy, paranormal, horror,
suspense, and/or magical elements, and Iâ€™m one excited reader.
Lately, Iâ€™ve seen some ridiculously awesome books that involve history but also
add some twists. From coming back from the dead to re-imagining a historical
event differently to throwing in a murder mystery, these three books promise a
premise you wonâ€™t forget.
From Jennifer Donnelly, the critically acclaimed New York Times
author of A Northern Light and Revolution, comes a mystery about dark secrets,
dirty truths, and the lengths to which people will go for love and revenge. For
fans of Elizabeth George and Libba Bray, THESE SHALLOW GRAVES is the story of
how much a young woman is willing to risk and lose in order to find the truth.
Jo Montfort is beautiful and rich, and soonâ€”like all the girls in her
classâ€”sheâ€™ll graduate from finishing school and be married off to a wealthy
bachelor. Which is the last thing she wants. Jo dreams of becoming a writerâ€”a
newspaper reporter like the trailblazing Nellie Bly.
Wild aspirations aside, Joâ€™s life seems perfect until tragedy strikes: her
father is found dead. Charles Montfort shot himself while cleaning his pistol.
One of New York Cityâ€™s wealthiest men, he owned a newspaper and was a partner
a massive shipping firm, and Jo knows he was far too smart to clean a loaded
The more Jo hears about her fatherâ€™s death, the more something feels wrong.
Suicide is the only logical explanation, and of course people have started
talking, but Joâ€™s father would never have resorted to that. And then she meets
Eddieâ€”a young, smart, infuriatingly handsome reporter at her fatherâ€™s
newspaperâ€”and it becomes all too clear how much she stands to lose if she keeps
searching for the truth. But now it might be too late to stop.
The past never stays buried forever. Life is dirtier than Jo Montfort could
have imagined, and this time the truth is the dirtiest part of all.
The Revolution is beginningâ€“and Charlotte may be on the wrong side.
In this sequel to THE INVENTOR'S SECRET, Charlotte and her companions escape
British Empire, but they haven't left danger behind. In fact, if they go
the revolutionaries, they face even greater peril.
Charlotte leads her group of exiles west, plunging into a wild world of shady
merchants and surly rivermen on the way to New Orleans. But as Charlotte learns
more about the revolution she has championed, she wonders if she's on the right
side after all. Charlotte and her friends get to know the mystical New Orleans
bayou and deep into the shadowy tunnels below the cityâ€“the den of criminals,
assassins and piratesâ€“Charlotte must decide if the revolution's goals justify
their means, or if some things, like the lives of her friends, are too sacred
This alternate-history adventure series asks the questions: What would have
happened if America had lost the Revolutionary War? And what would people be
willing to do to finally taste freedom?
THE DEATH AND LIFE OF ZEBULON FINCH: AT THE EDGE OF EMPIRE by Daniel
May 7, 1896. Dusk. A swaggering seventeen-year-old gangster named Zebulon
is gunned down on the shores of Lake Michigan. But after mere minutes in the
void, he is mysteriously resurrected. His second life will be nothing like his
Zebulon's new existence begins as a sideshow attraction in a traveling medicine
show. From there, he will be poked and prodded by a scientist obsessed with
mastering the secrets of death. He will fight in the trenches of World War I.
will run from his nightmaresâ€”and from povertyâ€”in Depression-era New York City.
And he will become the companion of the most beautiful woman in Hollywood.
hate, hope, and horrorâ€”Zebulon finds them. But will he ever find redemption?
Ambitious and heartbreaking, The Death & Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume 1: At
Edge of Empire is the epic saga of what it means to be human in a world so
lacking in humanity.
Because I love reading Historical books myself, these are right up my alley!! I've already put these titles on my TBR list, and don't know which one I'll read first, but have one that I'm sort of leaning towards. Thank you for bringing these books to our attention, because otherwise they might have slipped through the cracks. These books surely don't deserve to do that. (Peggy Roberson 10:02am November 20, 2015)