One of my favorite books of all time is A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly, and it’s about a girl working at a summer resort in the early 20th century to save money for college, who gets involved in the investigation of the death of a young guest of the hotel. It’s so well written and severely underrated.
Maureen Johnson’s Name of the Star is great if you’re looking for fantasy elements within historical fiction because it’s about ghosts and Jack the Ripper. I would also recommend More Than You Know by Beth Gutcheon, it’s also about 19th century ghosts and every time I read it it gives me the creeps, but in a good way.
And lastly, if you wanted character-driven historical fiction, I would try Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine. It’s my favorite book in the history of ever, so you should read it no matter what, but basically it’s about two families living on a American Indian reservation over the course of 60 years and it tells American history from multi-generational American Indian perspectives. Her writing is phenomenal and it’s one of those books that sticks with you and you remember for years because the characters are so well-developed and diverse. I think I’ve read it 5 times now and I like it more every time.
Happy reading :)
❝ Koschei, Koschei,” she whispered. “What would I have been if I had never seen the birds? I am no one; I am nothing. I am a blank paper on which you and your magic wrote a girl. Just the kind of girl you wanted, all hungry and hurt and needing. A machine for loving you. Nothing in me was not made by you. ❞ - Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente
you say you want to die but,
you still put that seat belt on
and look both ways before crossing the street
you lock your windows and doors
you would scream if someone was following you late at night
you would run for your life
but you do want to die
you just want to die on your own terms.
I have this on my blog like 6 times its amazing