Genre: YA Historical

The Last Messenger of Zitol by Chelsea Dyreng

The Last Messenger of Zitol by Chelsea Dyreng

“Messenger of Zitól,” he said in a booming voice, even though the girl was standing right in front of him. “Ask the gods to grant us another year of rain and sun for our crops. Beg them to protect our great city. Thank the gods for their preservation of our traditions and culture!” The Messenger’s face was composed, but Rishi could see the violent trembling […]

September 13, 2016 / 1 Comment
And I Darken by Kiersten White

And I Darken by Kiersten White

No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a […]

June 28, 2016 / 1 Comment
The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry

The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry

I must write this account, and when I have finished, I will burn it. Buried deep within the archives of a convent in medieval France is an untold story of love, loss, and wonder and the two girls at the heart of it all. Dolssa is an upper-crust city girl with a secret lover and an uncanny gift. Branded a heretic, she’s on the run […]

April 25, 2016 / 0 Comments
Stripling Warriors: Beyond the West Sea by Misty Moncur

Stripling Warriors: Beyond the West Sea by Misty Moncur

Miriam’s set on marrying Lib—only they’ve never actually met. Lib lives a hundred miles away on the shore of the beautiful West Sea. He’s busy building the largest ship on the coast. Lib doesn’t know Miriam exists—and he might be in love with someone else. Miriam’s armed with determination, faith, and an unlikely talent for complicated mathematics. Her journey to find Lib ends in disastrous […]

April 6, 2016 / 0 Comments
Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman

Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman

When Edward “Teach” Drummond, son of one of Bristol’s richest merchants, returns home from a year at sea, he finds his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn’t love and sick of the high society he was born into, all Teach wants is to return to the vast ocean he calls home. There’s just one problem: he must convince his father to let […]

February 9, 2016 / 0 Comments
Forbidden: Banished by Kimberley Griffiths Little

Forbidden: Banished by Kimberley Griffiths Little

Jayden’s courage will be put to the test as she fights for her survival and the one she loves. Jayden thought she had lost everything. After months of traveling in the desert, she discovers her beloved Kadesh is injured but still alive. However, the two must flee immediately, for the vengeful and jealous Horeb is on their trail, desperate to take Jayden back to be […]

February 8, 2016 / 1 Comment
Kingdom by the Sea by Anna del C. Dye

Kingdom by the Sea by Anna del C. Dye

A secret passageway conceals more than spider webs. The common belief in two kingdoms is that Serena, the Princess of Delmar, wants slaves. Even her fiancé loses his love for her, in commiseration with the islanders captured in her name. When she discovers his betrayal with Linah, a slave girl, it could be the end for Linah and all the slaves held prisoner in Delmar. […]

January 30, 2016 / 0 Comments
Stripling Warrior: In Enemy Arms by Misty Moncur

Stripling Warrior: In Enemy Arms by Misty Moncur

Watching Sarai leave the village in tears was hard enough for Darius, but now everyone thinks it’s his fault. Stung by embarrassment and tired of disapproving village women and their wary daughters, Dare joins a group of spies loyal to the Chief Judges. But his new work takes him to dark places he wishes he’d never seen, and lately, he’s not so sure he isn’t […]

December 29, 2015 / 0 Comments
Fortitude by Carrie Dalby

Fortitude by Carrie Dalby

Growing up with a Creole best friend, sixteen-year-old Claire O’Farrell held little regard for the Jim Crow laws and the consequences of befriending those of a different color. But once she leaves the haven of her home on Dauphin Island, the reality of racial intolerance can no longer be ignored. Though she’s underage, Claire makes the bold decision to serve alongside Loretta, her best friend, […]

December 8, 2015 / 0 Comments
The Pilfered Papers by L.T. Downing

The Pilfered Papers by L.T. Downing

Friendship is important to everyone. Joseph Smith didn’t have a lot of friends. What he had was a Sacred Record etched into gold plates and the divine charge to translate them. But how? Who would help him? Enter Martin Harris, a wealthy businessman who believed in Joseph’s mission. He offered the young prophet financial backing and friendship. Soon he began helping Joseph with the translation. […]

November 26, 2015 / 0 Comments