Friday, February 10, 2017

Seven top alt-history YA novels

At the BN Teen blog Nicole Hill tagged seven top alt history YA novels, including:
Sekret, by Lindsay Smith

The first book of a duology, Sekret transports us to more recent history: Cold War Russia, 1963. The KGB is recruiting youths with wide-ranging mind-reading capabilities to form a powerful psychic espionage unit. Yulia is swept up in this state-sponsored privacy invasion, and she can see how easily it could destroy her. How do you trust anyone when your mind has been turned into a weapon? Yulia and her fellow psychic corps members will have to learn fast in this methodically researched and authentically historical take.
Read about another entry on the list.

Sekret is among Eric Smith's seven top genre-bending historical fiction YA books and Dahlia Adler's top eight internationally set YA novels.

--Marshal Zeringue