Sabrina from YA Bliss is hosting the YA Historical Fiction challenge for 2011 and, because I’m addicted and will be reading them anyway, I thought I would sign up. I’m going to be doing the Level 3 which is 15 books in 2011, though I’ll probably go way over that. Below are the books I will start with and what era they are set in if I could find it. Also, if you love HF, stick around. During the months February-April I will be spotlighting Historical Fiction stories and authors on the blog.
My Level 3 List:
- Wicked Girls by Stephanie Hemphill (Salem 1692)
- Wildthorn by Jane Eagland (Victorian England)
- Invisible Things by Jenny Davidson (pre-war Europe)
- The Poison Diaries by Maryrose Wood (unknown)
- Prisoners in the Palace by Michaela MacColl (London 1863)
- Everlasting by Angie Frazier (San Francisco/Australia 1855)
- The Queen’s Daughter by Susan Coventry(England/Sicily during reign of King Henry II, 1154-1189)
- Dangerous Neighbors by Beth Kephart (America 1876)
- The Invisible Order by Paul Crilley (Victorian England)
- Steel by Carrie Vaughn (time travel, unknown era)
- The Sorcerer of Saint Felice by Ann Finnin (15th century France)
- Annexed by Sharon Dogar (WWII, 1944)
- Bright Young Things by Anna Godberson (New York 1929)
- A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly (America 1906)
- The Twin’s Daughter by Lauren Baratz-Logsted(unknown)
I bet some of you knew this was coming. I mean, it’s sort of obvious from my lack of posts, but in case you have yet to guess: I am done blogging.
It’s not that I don’t want to blog and spread the word about fabulous YA books; it’s more that I can’t anymore.
There is school for me to worry about, as well as other extenuating personal circumstances.
To my readers:
Thank you so much for sticking with me up till now, even when my posting was sporadic at best. Though I may be back when I am done with school (no promises), I would suggest you remove me from your reader. There will be zero posting until at least May. And even then, it depends on how many classes I’ll be taking my first semester of college.
I do not expect you to keep an empty blog in your readers. If you want to stay up to date with me and my life and my possible return, feel free to follow me on twitter: @emilove(changed from @penultimatepage).
To authors, publishers, and publicists:
I sincerely wish I was able to continue reviewing the fabulous titles that you put out. Thank you so much for trusting me to give an honest review thus far. This coming week I will be emailing my contacts and letting them know of my inability to continue reviewing and to stop sending me ARCs.
Any books that I have in my possession and have not reviewed yet (most are unsolicited ARCs), I will eventually write short reviews for, but they will only be posted on Goodreads/Amazon/other bookseller websites.
Again, thank you for everything you have done for me. I would not trade the relationships this blog helped me to build for anything.
All the best,