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Best Historical Teenage Fiction

Claire J. "Avid Historical Reader"
 
The Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza Rose
The Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza Rose
"A fantastic novel about Nell Gwynn's maid by the author of At The Sign Of The Sugared Plum. Rich in historical detail, it cleverly combines fact with fiction and the reign of Charles II."
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
"First in series. Although set in the 21st century, it features a mortal son of Poseidon. Rick Riordan has brilliantly taken the Greek myths and allowed them to evolve in a modern day setting."
Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (Bloody Jack Adventures (Hardcover))
Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (Bloody Jack Adventures (Hardcover))
"A breathtaking take on the 18th century naval period. Jacky (formally Mary) is a ship's boy in the navy and desperately trying to hide her real gender. Historically accurate and a great read."
Wendy
Wendy
"Although based on JM Barrie's Peter Pan, this book is completely historically accurate, showing the life of upper class children in the early 20th century. Delicious."
The Queen of Attolia (Thief of Eddis)
The Queen of Attolia (Thief of Eddis)
"The second in the Queen's Thief series and located in faux medieval Greece. Features a royal thief whose hand has been cut off. Full of emotion, well worth reading the series, starting with The Thief."
Journey to the River Sea
Journey to the River Sea
"A touching tale about orphaned Maia, sent to live with distant relatives in the Amazon jungle at the turn of the century. Words cannot express how wonderful this is."
The Sterkarm Handshake
The Sterkarm Handshake
"Along with its sequel, The Sterkham Kiss, this book is outstanding. A modern/historical combination about scientists who time travel to the 16th century. Wonderfully detailed historical romance."
Alias Grace
Alias Grace
"Uncomparable. A truly unique novel, by a fantastic author, about the aftermath of a girl convicted of murder. Although mainly in first person, was she guilty or not?"
The Book of Dead Days
The Book of Dead Days
"Perhaps more fantasy than history, Dead Days and sequel are exquisite. In typical dark style, the location is a run down City, the characters a terrifying magician and his servant. Worth reading."
The Knight and the Squire
The Knight and the Squire
"A medieval masterpiece. In true Python style, Jones weaves a story of humour and adventure with real life characters. Features Tom who runs away to avoid the Church. Sequel is Lady And The Squire."
Shakespeare Stealer Series: The Shakespeare Stealer; Shakespear's Scribe; Shakespeare's Spy
Shakespeare Stealer Series: The Shakespeare Stealer; Shakespear's Scribe; Shakespeare's Spy
"A unique trilogy combining fiction with Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre."
The Extraordinary & Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle: Number 1 in series
The Extraordinary & Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle: Number 1 in series
"Victorian London. Horatio Lyle is a scientist come reluctant detective who sets out to solve an unusual mystery. Lovely supporting characters. Brilliant descriptions. Sequel- Obsidian Dagger."
The Fire Thief (Fire Thief Trilogy)
The Fire Thief (Fire Thief Trilogy)
"Deary does historical fiction as perfectly as non fiction and this is no exception. Prometheus, the Titan who stole fire, travels through time to a futuristic, yet Victorian-esque, city, to escape."
Tiger, Tiger
Tiger, Tiger
"Beautiful story set in Ancient Rome about separated tiger brothers- one goes to the Games, one to the emperor's daughter. Surprisingly original and very moving."
Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy
Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy
"Included for its sub-title, this is one powerful novel. Words cannot convey how excellent it is. Features Sophie, a girl who recieves unexpected and anonymous lessons in philosophy. Fantastic."
The Roman Mysteries Omnibus
The Roman Mysteries Omnibus
"The first three in the superb Roman Mysteries series about four best friends from vastly different backgrounds. A great lesson in Ancient Rome."
A Gathering Light
A Gathering Light
"Wonderful murder mystery set in 1906 and based on a real crime. Mattie recieves letters from a guest at the hotel she works in and the next day the guest is found dead."