A Great and Terrible Beauty doesn’t get talked about a lot, but it’s a classic historial fantasy, and I love how the books develop (despite the killer ending to the series! Gah!)
Below are some of my favorite YA historical fiction/fantasy choices that are somewhat similar to A Great and Terrible Beauty.
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Top Ten Books For People Who Like A Great and Terrible Beauty
1Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber – The book is set in the early 1800s and involves a mystical painting that’s more than it seems. I loved this book!
2Bewitching Season by Marissa Doyle– Set in England around the time of Queen Victoria, Bewitching Season involves magical sisters and shenanigans.
3Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers — Medieval times (not the Orlando attraction) with a butt-kicking nun blessed by Death himself.
4Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier – All things celtic with Marillier. Gotta love the Fair Folk and brothers who turn into swans.
5Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood – I adored this Salem witch trial time period with real witches.
6Masque of Red Death by Bethany Griffin – Hmm, this book both seems to be set in the past AND in the future. Either way, there are fancy dresses and nasty diseases.
7Legacy by Cayla Kluver — Royalty and princesses dominate this story – along with love triangles and TONS of outfit descriptions.
8Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergen — Sisters are sent back in time to medieval Italy. Gotta love this realistic-feeling setting.
9The Diviners by Libba Bray — This book is set during the time of speakeasies in Manhattan. I haven’t read it yet, but I have a feeling Bray will ensnare me once again.
10Gilt by Katherine Longshore – Henry the 8th is king and Kitty is in the middle of court intrigue. Plus, there are hot men in doublets.
What read-alikes do you think match A Great and Terrible Beauty?