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The Monday Poll: Historical Fantasy You Wish Were Real

2013 October 14
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Good morning, Hub readers!

Last week we asked about the time and place you’d most like to visit based on a YA book. 43% of you think 1920s  New York as depicted in Libba Bray’s The Diviners sounds like the bee’s knees, while 1950s New Orleans from Out of the Easy by Ruta Septys came in second with 20% of the vote. You  can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted!

Now that we’ve pondered how historical fiction can transport us to another era and locale, let’s take a look at historical fantasy or alternate histories in YA lit. There are so many exciting ways authors bend the details of history to mix in magical or supernatural elements, or amazing technology that couldn’t possibly have existed– which creative version of history calls out to you? Vote in the poll below, and be sure to leave a comment if we’ve missed anything!

Historical fantasy or alternate history you wish were real:

  • Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (32%, 24 Votes)
  • Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (25%, 19 Votes)
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (19%, 14 Votes)
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (13%, 10 Votes)
  • Here, There Be Dragons by James Owens (5%, 4 Votes)
  • In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff (1%, 1 Votes)
  • The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges (1%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 75

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