Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and involves making a lists about a certain topic. And who doesn’t like making lists, right?
Ten Seven Underrated Historical Fiction Authors
I love reading some historical fiction, and a lot of the time it seems to make me cry (thank you Code Name Verity and The Book Thief). There are, however, some books and authors that I never see mentioned when it comes to historical fiction, probably because they were released longer ago. So, here’s my list for this week.
1. Joanna Hickson – The Agincourt Bride and The Tudor Bride
These books are both about Catherine de Valois, and was the grandmother of Henry VII. It’s such a fascinating story, and it’s told through the eyes of her servant. I really enjoyed the books, especially the second one, and I’d definitely recommend them to fans of that sort of time period.
2. Caroline Lawrence – The Roman Mysteries
This was one of my favourite series’ when I was younger and I still love it now. It’s about a group of four friends who solve mysteries in their spare time, but it gets really serious and awesome.
3. Theresa Breslin – Spy for the Queen of Scots and Prisoner of the Inquisiton
Theresa Breslin’s written quite a few historical fiction books, but these are the only two I’ve read so far. I really liked both of them, especially Spy for the Queen of Scots. They’re definitely worth the read, and I need to read some more of her work.
4. Julia Golding – Cat Royal series
I’ve enjoyed pretty much everything I’ve read by Julia Golding, but her historical fiction series is one of my favourites by her. It’s so much fun! The series is full of Cat’s adventures which take her all around the world, and I really recommend them. They are children’s books rather than YA, but are still very good.
5. Marie-Louise Jensen – The Girl in the Mask, The Lady in the Tower, Smuggler’s Kiss, Between Two Seas
I love reading Marie-Louise Jensen’s books. They transport me to another world so easily. Also, they have the some really nice covers, like The Girl in the Mask. I read most of these a while back but I did really like them.
6. Eva Ibbotson – The Secret Countess, A Company of Swans
Eva Ibbotson writes quite a lot of fantasy but she also has some wonderful historical fiction as well. From what I remember, they tend to be quite focused on the romance but they’re always really nice reads.
7. Anna Godbersen – The Luxe, Bright Young Things
I LOVE Anna Godbersen’s books. I haven’t read them in a while but they’re brilliant. They really bring the early 1900’s and the roaring twenties, and the characters are so much fun. I’m also in love with these covers because they have some beautiful dresses.
Which underrated books do you love?