Even though the prompt is supposed to be a SERIES you want to start this summer, I thought it would be more fitting for me to do a GENRE I’d like to get into this summer. I’d actually really like to get into YA historical fiction with a bit of a twist or retelling added to it.
Jackaby by William Ritter has been on my TBR forever and I snatched it up when it came on sale on Book Outlet. It’s described as Dr. Who meets Sherlock Holmes. Um, YES PLEASE. Jackaby is a paranormal detective in New England 1892 and Abigail Rook is hired as his assistant who is in need of a job. She has knack for noticing important details which makes her the perfect assistant for Jackaby. Soon, they become part of an investigation of a serial killer case. The police think it’s an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain that a non-human creature is involved. Oh and hey, I just looked, this is actually part of a trilogy!
A few posts back, I brought up A Study in Charlotte by Brittnay Cavallaro and how excited I am to read it. It’s basic premise is that the great-great-great granddaughter of Sherlock Holmes, Charlotte Holmes decides to solve a murder that occurred at her bordering school. Jamie Watson is a new student at school and is determined to stay away from Charlotte who is rumored to have a nasty temper. Their paths eventually cross when they are both being framed for the murder!
My Lady Jane by Jodi Meadows, Cynthia Hand, and Brodi Ashton is a fantastic historical fiction about Lady Jane Grey. It’s compared to the Princess Bride, but the authors wrote a happier ending for Lady Jane.
A World of Ink and Shadows by Lena Coakley is about the Brontë sisters. Branwell begins to suffer from a mental illness that they hope to find answers for. As Branwell’s condition gets worse, they have trouble distinguishing what’s part of her vivid imagination and what’s real.
I’m hoping to get into these books really soon! Have you guys read any of these? What did you think? No spoilers, please!
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