7 Favorite Historical Retellings

Hello readers, I have another Bookish Lists post today! Historical fiction novels feature quite often here on my blog, but I’ve noticed that, in YA atleast, the label seems to be becoming an increasingly vague one, stretching to include everything from adding fantasy aspects to sometimes nothing more than a hint of a historical setting. I like my historical fiction novels to be as accurate and feel as authentic to the era as possible, so I find it very annoying when I pick up something labelled ‘historical fiction’ and run into demons, magic or a variety of other things that certainly did not exist in said era (or ever, really). That’s why I started keeping a separate list I classify as historical retellings, for any books that present a modified take on the story, whether it’s introducing a fictional or fantastical aspect into the tale, or perhaps a narrative more akin to fairytale retellings – and there are some pretty amazing ones out there. Today, I’m sharing 7 of my favourites from this list!

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The Excalibur Curse – Kiersten White

Title: The Excalibur Curse
Series: Camelot Rising #3
Author
: Kiersten White
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Retellings
Published
: December 7th, 2021 (Delacorte Press)
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Let’s Talk Bookish: Rereading Books

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. Today’s topic is Rereading Books.

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WWW Wednesday | January 26, 2022

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and the purpose is to share what I’ve been reading most recently.
The three W’s are:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What are you going to read next?

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Castles In Their Bones – Laura Sebastian – ARC Review

Title: Castles In Their Bones
Series: Castles In Their Bones #1
Author
: Laura Sebastian
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published
: February 1st, 2022 (Delacorte Press)
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I Must Betray You – Ruta Sepetys – ARC Review

Title: I Must Betray You
Author
: Ruta Sepetys
Genre: Historical Fiction
Published
: February 1st, 2022 (Penguin)
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Let’s Talk Bookish: Do bloggers owe their readers and vice versa?

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. Today’s topic is Do bloggers owe their readers and vice versa?

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WWW Wednesday | January 19, 2022

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and the purpose is to share what I’ve been reading most recently.
The three W’s are:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What are you going to read next?

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This Woven Kingdom – Tahereh Mafi – ARC Review

Title: This Woven Kingdom
Series: This Woven Kingdom #1
Author
: Tahereh Mafi
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published
: February 1st, 2022 (HarperCollins)
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The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks – Mackenzi Lee

Title: The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks
Series: Montague Siblings #3
Author
: Mackenzi Lee
Genre: YA, Historical Fiction
Published
: November 16th, 2021 (Katherine Tegen Books)
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Let’s Talk Bookish: Do Book Buying Bans Work For You?

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. Today’s topic is Do Book Buying Bans Work For You?

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WWW Wednesday | January 12, 2022

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and the purpose is to share what I’ve been reading most recently.
The three W’s are:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What are you going to read next?

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Daughter of the Moon Goddess – Sue Lynn Tan – ARC Review

Title: Daughter of the Moon Goddess
Series: The Celestial Kingdom #1
Author
: Sue Lynn Tan
Genre: YA, Mythology, Retelling
Published
: January 11th, 2022 (Harper Voyager)
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Vespertine – Margaret Rogerson

Title: Vespertine
Series: Vespertine #1
Author
: Margaret Rogerson
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published
: October 5th, 2021 (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
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Let’s Talk Bookish: 2022 Reading Goals

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. Today’s topic is 2022 Reading Goals.

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Most Anticipated Books | January 2022

2022 is starting out with a very promising list of new releases slated for January. Let’s take a look at which ones are on my most anticipated TBR this month!


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WWW Wednesday | January 5, 2022

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and the purpose is to share what I’ve been reading most recently.
The three W’s are:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What are you going to read next?

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Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves – Meg Long – ARC Review

Title: Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves
Author: Meg Long
Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Adventure
Published
: January 11th, 2022 (Wednesday Books)
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2021 Wrap Up – A Year in Books + What’s Coming in 2022

Another year gone – and 2021 certainly felt like it would never end at times! But it’s finally over and here’s hoping 2022 will be a better year filled with even more wonderful books. 2021 has been a marvellous blogging year however, and I’ve read so many amazing books and hit some major blogging milestones as well! I wrote my 600th post in September, hit 700 followers here on WordPress in November and Worlds Unlike Our Own officially turned 3 years old in October. Let’s take a look at 2021 on my blog and what’s new this year!


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Steelstriker – Marie Lu

Title: Steelstriker
Series: Skyhunter #2
Author
: Marie Lu
Genre: YA, Science Fiction
Published
: September 28th, 2021 (Roaring Brook Press)
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