Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.
This week's topic is TOP TEN HISTORICAL/FUTURISTIC BOOKS I LOVE! I decided to do a few of each,
Under A Painted Sky by Stacey Lee - Under A Painted Sky was basically one of my top favorite books of 2015. It features a fantastic friendship of a couple of gender-bent girls set on the Oregon Trail. AND IT HAS ALL THE SHIPS!
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein - If you're just getting into the Historical YA world, you should definitely start with Elizabeth Wein. She's the Queen of Historical YA. Code Name Verity is my personal favorite (about women aircraft fighters during WWII & the sweetest, most sincere friendships I've ever read), but you can't go wrong with any of her others either!
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin - Wolf by Wolf was also a top book for me in 2015. It's a re-imagined world, where Hitler and Japan basically win WWII and there's this motorcycle race all across Europe/Russia/Egypt/etc. With paranormal aspects, spies, foes, kissing, and all around superb writing, Wolf by Wolf is one of the best historical YA books I've ever read. (Also, Graudin's The Walled City is a great historical read too!)
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Septys - Salt to the Sea releases tomorrow, so you should definitely run to the bookstore and grab it! It's basically about a ship, carrying refugees during WWII, sinking, and it's based on something that happened in real life. I had the chance to review it early, and it's a beautiful story. I absolutely loved it.
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley - Lies We Tell Ourselves was so, so, so good! It's about two different girls, one who is black and one who is white, and what each one goes through when they first allow blacks into white schools in Virginia (1959). But especially what happens when the two girls are forced to work together on a high school project together. I really enjoyed this one, and it's unique look back on our history.
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray -Now I know this one isn't technically all futuristic, but I love the futures that Margeurite goes to into this book! They are so well thought out and intriguing! LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE BOOKS!
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer - Cinder is the first book in this series, and honestly, I think I love the 3rd and 4th books the best, but there's tons of futuristic things in their world. PLUS PEOPLE LIVE ON THE MOON!
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner - These Broken Stars is a pretty good futuristic space opera trilogy set in the stars! The first book is basically Titanic in Space with Aliens and lots of sexy times, and who doesn't love sexy times?! Am I right?
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff - Amie Kaufman obviously knows what she's doing when it comes to futuristic worlds (especially when they are set in space). This uniquely told story follows multiple story lines told in top secret emails and transcripts from a space ship. Honestly, it's worth checking out just to see the beautiful pages. Don't believe me? Check out Andye's problems
more like BEST THINGS EVER with Illuminae
The 100 series by Kass Morgan - The 100 is my absolute favorite world
(mostly the tv show but the books are good too because BELLARKE). It's my favorite because it gave me Bellarke & Linctavia & Raven, which are reasons enough! Except add in Grounders, a destroyed planet, a wrecked space ship, a space station, and ALL THE SHIPS! Yes I know I already said that about Under A Painted Sky but THIS ONE TOO OKAY?!
What are some of your favorite Historical/Futuristic books? Have you read any of the ones I mentioned? What did you think of them? Let's discuss!