Now, what do those two books have in common? (other than being by the same author, ahem) THEY’RE BOTH HISTORICAL FANTASY.
Dudes. I LOVE historical fantasy. It’s a mashup – in my very correct opinion – of magical realism of historical fiction. Two genres that I love.
(on a side note: magical realism is also my favorite sub-genre, just so that we’re clear)
But anyways. I feel like there should be more books in this genre. I mean, think of all the opportunities!! You can literally take ANY historical event and twist it up into something barely recognizable.
Wait. Actually. Not that much. But you get the idea. I hope.
The magic can be subtle or giant, I really don’t care. But I mean, the options are almost limitless – as we see in Nadine’s books. I’m just such a fan of this idea. Plus, if you aren’t a fan of the typical writing style with historical fictions (c’mon, we all know there’s a type) or just aren’t a fan of the genre can be educated, too! I mean, they’d be wrong, but still.
Another good example of historical fictions are My Lady Jane and My Plain Jane. Though, imo, the first is more extreme. (apparently I never reviewed the first book??)
I know this was a pretty lame post, I’m sorry… but what’s YOUR favorite sub-genre? One that’s little known? Do you have any good book recs? Pretty please? Thank ya, loves ❤