Reviews by Category: Historical Fiction

Teen Review
A Spark Unseen book cover

A Spark Unseen

By Sharon Cameron
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Mahek T.
Feb 19, 2024

A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron is a historical fiction novel, the sequel to The Dark Unwinding. It starts off with Katherine waking up in the middle of the night, spoiling a kidnapping attempt on her uncle, the genius inventor who is in possession of something that could determine the result of the ongoing war in Europe with a mini competition between England and France on who will be the King of the Seas.

Teen Review
The Dark Unwinding book cover

The Dark Unwinding

By Sharon Cameron
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Mahek T.
Feb 19, 2024

The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron is a historical fiction book set in England with some science fiction elements. Katherine Tulman’s aunt gives her the responsibility of sending her uncle to a mental asylum from fear that all her son, the family’s heir’s, inheritance is being depleted rapidly. Katherine, being an orphan under her aunt’s care, dependent on her aunt for her finances, agrees to do so for her secure future. However, when she gets there, she uncovers a whole lot of things that were being hidden.

Teen Review
The Aeneid

The Aeneid

By Virgil
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
M. Aamir
Feb 12, 2024

The Aeneid is an epic poem of Rome’s founding history written during the Roman Empire’s reign. The poem follows Aeneas and his fellow Trojans as they flee Troy following its destruction from the Trojan War. Aeneas searches for a way to fulfill his destiny, to set sail to Italy and found the Roman people, as told by Jupiter, King of the Gods.

Teen Review
Sarah's Key

Sarah's Key

By Tatiana de Rosnay
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Anna S.
Feb 12, 2024

It’s the summer of 1942 in Paris. Sarah is ten years old when officers come to her family’s apartment telling them that they must come with them and leave their home. Sarah is completely vulnerable as she has no idea why this is happening, and in the heat of the moment, she tells her brother to stay in the cupboard, locking him inside. The issue that Sarah's soon comes to realize is that her brother has no food and water and he has no way to get out and the key that Sarah holds will not be able to make it to help him.

Teen Review
The back of Helen of Troy with a short sword hanging off of her belt

Nobody's Princess

By Esther M. Friesner
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by Anne G
Jun 26, 2023

Nobody's Princess is a great historical fiction story about Helen of Troy. It does not support history but tells a mythological fiction story about her based on what we know. This was such a great girls disguised as boys themed book. I am looking forward to reading the sequel about our main woman of steel Helen. It is a very good book but it drops off at the end so you need the sequel about Helen's adventures in the Mediterranean Region.

Teen Review
The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani

The Blood of Flowers

By Anita Amirrezvani
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Iqra N.
Dec 7, 2022

The Blood of Flowers displays a young girl, unnamed and desperate for marriage
However, fate seemed to have other plans as her father injures himself and soon falls sick. Days
go by as the girl and her mother aid to her father’s sickness but it does not do well, as he falls
dead within the arms of his wife. Stricken by poverty and grief, the girl and her mother have no
choice but to reach out to her mother’s long lost brother, who was a rich carpet maker in the rich

Teen Review
Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Macbeth

By William Shakespeare
Star Rating
★★★

Rated by
Kayla F.
Nov 7, 2022

Macbeth is a tragedy written by Shakespeare, loosely based on Scottish history. It follows
Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth on their trials of prophecy. The Macbeth’s deal with a
self-fulling prophesy of gaining and loosing power as foretold by the staple three witches.
Personally I believe that Macbeth is an important piece of literature. Its historical impacts and
influences made it an important piece of work at the time, and it still has reference to today. But

Teen Review
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea

By Ruta Sepetys
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Isabel P.
Oct 21, 2022

I have never heard about the story of Wilhelm Gustloff. I think that this story talks about a very
important event in history that we should all know about. And this book fantastically incorporated the
story of Wilhelm Gustloff in this historical fiction novel. The author shows you such diverse, different,
characters that are so unique and love able. The book describes the tragedies that happened in one of
many of the heartbreaking events that happened in World War 2. This book rotates between several

Teen Review
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns

By Khaled Hosseini
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Amanda
Oct 16, 2022

A Thousand Splendid Suns follows the story of two women between 1960 and 2000. ese
two women have different upbringings and are from two different generations but still end up in
the same place. They endure many heartbreaking events and sufferings. However, they learn
and teach each other their ways, ultimately forming a loving relationship. Before reading this
book, I knew nothing about Afghan's history or current events. However, it opened my eyes to

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