Saturday, September 29, 2018

Nine YA novels worthy of the Muses

Heidi Heilig's new novel is For a Muse of Fire.

At the BN Teen blog she tagged nine YA books worthy of the Muses, including:
Clio was the muse of history. She’d be all about Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland.

In an alternate history version of the United States, the dead rise from the battle of Gettysburg, and according to the Native and Negro Education Act, “certain children” are given the dangerous task of slaying them. Jane McKeene is among those who attend Miss Preston’s School of Combat in the hopes of becoming an Attendant, trained in weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. But when local families go missing, Jane discovers that the walking dead are the least of her worries. Even though this book is alternate history, Clio (the Proclaimer herself) would love how cleverly it shines a light on the truth behind our country’s history.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue