Thursday, June 21, 2012

Trend I love: historical fiction

I can really get into this trend for gritty and smart and suspenseful (if occasionally supernaturally-tinged) historical fiction. It's definitely the coming thing this fall:

The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron (Scholastic, September 1)

The FitzOsbornes at War by Michelle Cooper (Knopf, October 9)

and Libba Bray's The Diviners (Little Brown, September 18) , which more than lives up to the hype

of course all pre-saged by Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Hyperion, May 15), which was my go-to when teachers asked me what they should read over the summer.

Will it be enough to get the backlist moving? Judy Blundell and This Girl is Murder.... I'll have to compile a booklist, after Anaheim!

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