Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Eight notable historical YA romances

At the BN Teen Blog, Nicole Brinkley tagged "eight historical YA romances... that will inspire many a happy sigh," including:
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

You’ve probably heard of this one. It was won numerous awards and honors and is drowning in gorgeous fanedits on Tumblr. When it comes to historical romance, it’s one of the first books that comes to mind. But you know what you might not know? That Aristotle and Dante's audiobook is narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda. You know, of Hamilton fame. This story—about two boys meeting every summer throughout high school in the 1980s, becoming comfortable with their true selves and with each other—becomes somehow even more memorable when you have Miranda reading it to you. What I’m saying is this: listen to the audiobook and treat your ears and your heart to a delightful story.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue