Top Ten Historical Settings I Love

Posted February 2, 2016 in Top Ten Tuesday / Leave a comment!

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I wouldn’t say that historical fiction is a genre I will go out of my way to read but when I do pick it up I end up loving them. I just really love seeing some of these places in the past! (mostly Victorian England to be honest)Β Whether I loved the book or not these are still some of my favourite historical settings:
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1. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs: Takes place in 1940’s London, during the war.
2. The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross: Takes place in 1897’s England, very steampunk.
3. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness: Takes place in 1590’s London, adult fantasy.
4. The Diviners by Libba Bray: Takes place in 1926’s New York.
5. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray: Takes places in a Victorian style Russia, time travel.
6. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers: Takes place in the Brittany High Court, has assassin nuns.
7. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare: Takes place in 1878 London, steampunk.
8. Tiger’s Destiny b Colleen Houck: Takes (partially) place in a very, very old India, like almost cave man style.
9. Renegade by L.A. Wilcox: Takes place in pre-revolutionary Boston, also time travel.
10. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson: Takes place in Gold Rush-era America.
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21 responses to “Top Ten Historical Settings I Love

    • I was going to do the future topic but I feel like a lot of dystopias are all the same so I’m getting tired of them haha. I only had like 12 books to pick from for historical though!

  1. Awesome selections! One of my fave books is Grave Mercy! I haven’t read Girl in the Steel Corset, A Thousand Pieces of You or Walk on Earth a Stranger yet. I’m adding them to my TBR list.

  2. Cait @ Paper Fury

    I ADORED Walk on Earth A Stranger!! I think that era, with all the colony and pioneer stuff going on, is one of my favourites to read about. xD
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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