Its now time for my second most anticipated new release books post, and this time the genre is all about historical fiction releases. I really do love historical fiction, but sadly I don’t read enough of it; it seems to always to be less of a priority compared to thrillers and fantasy. But this year, I want to take the opportunity to dive back in some of my favourite historical fiction periods, with some of my all time favourite authors, and maybe even find a few new ones.
Pam Jenoff is an author that I discovered through being gifted a book by Netgallry, and it turned out to be amazing- you can see my full review of her first book here. So it really is no surprise that I am excited if this author has it in her for me to love her next novel as well. Normally I am not the biggest fan of World War based historical fiction, but I loved Orphans Tale, and I am prepared to give The Lost Girls of Paris a chance, as I have a feeling I am going to love it.
The next two are both by authors that I have never read any work from before, but the synopsis of both of these have really got me intrigued. These books are The Serpents Mark by SW Perry and The Familiars by Stacey Halls. Both appear to be based within the Elizabethan era, which is a period of history that I love both in history and historical fiction. If anyone knows whether it’ll be best to read The Angels Mark by SW Perry before I read The Serpents Mark though, please let me know down below?
Now onto my tried and tested authors, ones who I already have each of their new releases pre-ordered, and have done since they were announced. This are authors that I will read basically anything that they bring out, though sadly I do have a lot of catching up to do.
The sequel to the twitter poll winner this month is by far one of my most anticipated reads of the year. The Falling Sword is the second book to A Clash of Empires by Ben Kane, and I can not wait to dive back into the ancient worlds that he portrays. I adored the Eagles of Rome series, loving every single chapter in each book, but I do still need to catch up with his The Forgotten Legion series. The first book in that series was by far my favourite book he has written so far, so I know I am going to love the rest of the series.
Another not surprising one, is Alison Weir’s new release, The Princess in the Portrait, the fourth book in the Six Tudor Queens series. Again, I do need to catch up on the rest of this series before this one is released, probably be worth doing a marathon of the series. I have faith that this one, based on Anne of Cleves is going to live up to what I have come to expect and love of Alison Weir’s writing.
Finally, I have the first book of a new venture for author Philippa Gregory. I adored her Cousins War and Tudor court books, and was said to hear that they are now coming to a close, but I have to trust and have faith that she will delight me in her new series of novels. I am truly excited to see what happens in her new books to come.
So those are my top most anticipated historical fiction releases for this year. Do you like historical fiction? If so, what would you recommend?