Dive into YA books centered around history and lose around yourself. There are so many great and fun historical fiction and fantasy books releasing this fall that would make any reader intrigued about yesteryear. From Italy to Shanghai and the 18th century to the 20th, this list has a historical book for anyone.
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco
Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are witches, but when Vittoria misses dinner at their family’s Sicilian restaurant, Emilia soon finds the body of her twin desecrated beyond belief. Furious, Emilia is determined to find her twin’s killer and seek vengeance – even if that means using dark forbidden magic. When Emilia meets Wrath, one of the Wicked-princes of Hell, he claims to be on her side, but nothing is ever as it seems.
A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe
Thea Hope is determined to become a great alchemist, but when they get close to creating the Philosopher’s Stone, her mother destroys it in a fit of madness. When combing through her mother’s notes, Thea learns there is a curse of madness that surrounds whoever tries to make the Stone. When she is sent to Oxford, other alchemists are also after the Stone and will do anything to take Thea’s knowledge away from her.
Broken Wish by Julie C. Dao
In 1865, Hanau, Germany, Elva has a secret: she has strange visions and powers she is struggling to hide. But when Elva witnesses a horrible vision, she decides to do everything to prevent it. She discovers a magical mirror and its owner, the Witch of the North Woods, and learns more about her magic.
The Poppy & the Rose by Ashlee Cowles
In 1912, teen heiress Ava boards the Titanic, determined to become a famous photographer in New York. But when disaster strikes the ship, family betrayals come to light. In 2010, when Taylor Romano arrives at Oxford University for a summer journalism program, she is unexpectedly picked up by Rolls Royce to have tea with Lady Mae Knight of Meadowbrook Manor who know a lot about her and her family. But before Taylor can get any clues, Lady Knight dies, leaving her only with a diary.
The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi
Return to the world of The Gilded Wolves in this sequel.
Séverin and his team still feel the effects of the loss, but he is deteriend to find a long lost artifact rumored to grant its possessor the power of God. The team is taken to Russia and a string of unsolved murders makes them question whether an ancient myth is a myth at all.
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
In 1926 Shanghai, a blood feud between two gangs runs the streets. Juliette Cai is a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir of the Scarlet Gang. Their only rivals are the White Flowers who have fought the Scarlets for generations – and behind them is Roma Montagov, Juliette’s first love and betrayal. But when members of both gangs begin the claw their throats out, Juliette and Roma must team up to figure out why.
The Queen’s Council: Rebel Rose by Emma Theriault
In 1789 France, Belle has broken the Enchantress’ curse, restoring the Beast of his human form and bringing life back to the province of Aveyon. But in Paris, the fires of changing are getting closer to their province. When she stumble across a magic mirror that shows her a dire warning, Belle must be ready to accept her own strength – and the magic that connects her to so many female rulers before her.
Magic Dark and Strange by Kelly Powell
Catherine Daly is a printer by day but by night she awakens the dead for a few last moments to say goodbyes to loved ones. But with every hour she awakens the dead, she loses herself. When she is given an odd task to collect a timepiece from a grave, she is sure it must have an enchantment. When she enlists a watchmaker’s son, they dig up the grave to find a boy come back to life with no previous memories. This mysterious magic might be the answer between life and death for everyone.
The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White
Return to the world of The Guinevere Deception in this sequel.
Every night, Guinevere is haunted with dark dreams. While she may have accepted her role, Guinevere still cannot find a place for it in all of it. When a rescue goes wrong and a death of something precious, Guinevere returns to Camelot to find her greatest threat: her real younger sister.