Sunday, February 19, 2012

Vintage Reads: Historical Fiction March

Y'all, it is that time again. Time to vote for which Vintage Read that will be featured on the blog in March. This month's theme is historical fiction...I have a few books that fit the bill and are in need of being read and reviewed for fun.
Hope y'all will enjoy this month's selection. Voting will be done via comments this time because I decided to simplifi and do away with the form for this blog feature.
YA Historical Fiction
Nobody's Princess (Nobody's Princess, 1) by Esther Friesner, 2007. Published by Random House Children's Books.


She is beautiful, she is a princess, and Aphrodite is her favorite goddess, but something in Helen of Sparta just itches for more out of life. Not one to count on the gods—or her looks—to take care of her, Helen sets out to get what she wants with steely determination and a sassy attitude. That same attitude makes Helen a few enemies—such as the self-proclaimed "son of Zeus" Theseus—but it also intrigues, charms, and amuses those who become her friends, from the famed huntress Atalanta to the young priestess who is the Oracle of Delphi.
Sphinx's Princess (Sphinx's Princess, 1) by Esther Frisener, 2009. Published by Random House Children's Books.
Nefertiti was far more than just a pretty face.
Nefertiti may be the dutiful daughter of a commoner, but her inquisitive mind often gets her into situations that are far from ordinary, like receiving secret lessons from a scribe. And she’s the kind of girl who acts first, and apologizes later whenever she witnesses injustice or cruelty. But she is also extraordinarily beautiful. And news of her striking beauty and impulsive behavior attracts the attention of her aunt, the manipulative Queen Tiye, who sees Nefertiti as an ideal pawn in her desire for power.
A Brief History on Montmaray (Montmaray Journals, 1) by Michelle Cooper, 2009. Published by Knopf.
“There’s a fine line between gossip and history, when one is talking about king."
Sophie Fitzosborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray with her eccentric and impoverished royal family. When she receives a journal for her sixteenth birthday, Sophie decides to chronicle day-to-day life on the island. But this is 1936, and the news that trickles in from the mainland reveals a world on the brink of war. The politics of Europe seem far away from their remote island—until two German officers land a boat on Montmaray. And then suddenly politics become very personal indeed.
Now that y'all have met the contenders let the voting begin. I look forward to seeing what book y'all will choose to be featured on the blog in March. 

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