This is a new weekly meme being hosted by Ashlee over on Books Are 42. Basically there will be a theme for each week and you choose four books to fit that theme. The books can be books you’ve read, books coming out soon, books on your TBR, or a mix of all of the above!
This week’s topic: Historical Fiction!
This one was a bit tricky as historical fiction is not my go to genre. I like my history mixed with either a mystery or fantasy or both for that matter. So what I decided to focus on for these covers is whether or not the covers looked historic but were also great covers. I’m not sure I entirely succeeded with that mission but I will let you be the judge.
A Murderous Relation is the last book so far in the Veronica Speedwell series. It is set in the late 1800’s in London and is a mystery that encompasses the Jack the Ripper murders and the theory that Prince Albert was the infamous serial killer.
His Majesty’s Dragon is an historical fantasy set during the time of the Napoleonic Wars. What set’s this series apart is the infusion of dragons in to the history of the world and how they are used in warfare and also how each culture has developed a unique attitude towards them. This is the first book in the Temeraire series.
Dread Nation is another historical fantasy that deal with the Civil War and zombies. I have not yet read this one, but have heard really good things about it. I am always up for a good zombie story so it might be time to give this one a go.
The Deep is a retelling of the Titanic tragedy with a paranormal mystery thrown into the story. This doesn’t have a super high rating but I like stories about the Titanic so I am willing to give this one a try.