Young Adult Historical Fiction Books

The Tudor Heresy: The Tudor Mystery Trials

An Introduction to the Tudor Mystery Trials

A gripping Historical Adventure set in 16th Century Tudor England. Elizabeth Tudor needs a hero. Murder, Mystery & Intrigue with a Splash of Romance.

Based on actual historical events, an epic tale of a young Tudor nobleman's courage as he tries to keep his future Queen safe in one of England's most turbulent eras.

If you enjoy Tudor Fiction by Phillipa Gregory and Alison Weir then 'A Queens Spy' is perfect for you. A fascinating insight into Tudor England and the life of Elizabeth I before she sets foot on the steps to the throne.

The story unfolds in 16th Century Tudor England

Richard Fitzwarren is a Tudor nobleman with a dubious past who takes risks for a living.

His close friendship with Princess Elizabeth leads to his banishment to France, but when he returns he remains loyal to her.

At his side is Jack, his bastard sibling, and their relationship is a troubled one due to a family secret and their opposite personalities.

Will he keep the future Queen safe?

A Piece of Blue String: a young German girl's diary during WW2 (Playing with Matches Book 0)

Praise for A Piece of Blue String: "Well written and engaging--enjoyed it!"

"A wonderful story of the youth in Germany during WW ll."

"A very moving historical story from a point of view that is rarely presented."

A companion short story to Playing with Matches.

Excerpts from Katharina Ackermann's diary marking the turn of WW2 and of her heart to one special boy.

Enjoy reading this well researched, dramatic story of what it was like to be a teenager in Hitler's Germany. A slightly different perspective than many world war two novels.

Alpha Moon

A Silver Moon prequel/novella. First love. First kiss. First . . . werewolf bite? Five hundred years ago, brothers Alaric and Ulric worked tirelessly on their father's farm to keep mouths fed and sell remaining crops for scanty wages. With a rebellion stirring in northern England and a country at war over the throne, the heavy gloom felt for so long by brothers Alaric and Ulric finally dissipates when a new family settles into town. Daciana's parents uproot her from London to begin a new life in Colchester. Here, she won't be whisked off to decorative parties and elegant balls; she'll have to put forth effort into back-breaking labor. But her thoughts of eloping from the quaint town subside when she meets Ulric. Together, it's as if they're exactly where they should be. During a late-night hunt for a wolf, Ulric and Daciana are attacked. Before their bodies can fully succumb to the wild animal inside, the town witch claims she holds the cure. Instead of healing their wounds, she places a curse on Ulric and Daciana, so they must live with who they truly are. In a town where secrets can't be kept and betrayal runs thick, Ulric and Daciana are hunted for the monsters they've become, even by those they love.

The 21st Scout

Separated from his friends and family, forced to relinquish his computer and mobile phone, Oliver is not happy. And to cap it all off, Oliver cannot sleep. He never wanted to come on this Scout camp anyway and cannot even think about how he will survive the next two weeks. But no matter how hard Oliver tries to fit in with his fellow Scouts and how difficult his stifling shyness makes it to strike up a conversation, nothing has prepared him to conquer the same challenges in a different century...

Finding himself at the first Scout camp on Brownsea Island with no idea as to how he got there, even less clue as to how to get back and with the whole of the terrifying twentieth century about to unfurl before him if he has to stay, Oliver has to look deep within him to find a true Scout.

Will he be able to find anything in common with the boys who know nothing of computers, tablets and the world wide web? Will he be able to rise to the challenges, as he knows he must to find a route home? Will he be able to leave an imprint on the world without affecting history?

This book came about as a bedtime story to accompany my son on a recent Scout camp. Nervous about how on earth he was going to get to sleep, he built the trip up into epic proportions, threatening not to go at all for the four weeks before they set off.

When asked what would help him get to sleep, he asked me to write a book. How could I refuse (even on two week's notice!)?

Having come from a family of Guides and Scouts, a Guide leader myself, and a huge advocate of the worldwide Scouting movement, I began a story: to reassure my son that he was not alone in his fear of the unknown, but that was no reason not to venture forth; to remind us both about those who had taken those steps in the past and in whose shoes we were to tread; and to encourage thoughtful sleep after a day of new adventures.

It began as simply a bedtime story, but to us it has come to be so much more...

About the Author

Judith Grimshaw was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire and is now living near Ware in Hertfordshire with husband, two children (one Scout; one Guide), black Labrador, four chickens and an occasionally sociable cat.

Poison Dance (Midnight Thief)

James is skilled, efficient, and deadly, a hired blade navigating the shifting alliances of a deteriorating Assassin's Guild. Then he meets Thalia, an alluring but troubled dancing girl who offers him a way out-if he'll help her kill a powerful nobleman. With the Guild falling apart, it just might be worth the risk. But when you live, breathe, and love in a world that's forever flirting with death, the slightest misstep can be poison. Poison Dance is approximately 14,000 words long, or 54 printed pages. The paperback version of Poison Dance also includes two deleted scenes and two behind-the-scenes articles from the author on writing James's character.

Dreamwalkers Part One: A Young Adult Fantasy Paranormal Romance

Callum Chase would much rather be reading a good novel than playing sports, or studying a bit of Greek myth instead of mixing with those in his school. Bullied and friendless, Cal retreats every night into a world of his own making -- a world of his imagination, a world where he is master, a world of dreams.

But then one day something happens that really shouldn't have happened: the girl from his dreams turns up at his school and turns his world - both the waking and the dream one - upside down...

Audience: Young Adult

Genre: Fantasy

Theme: Dreams, Lucid Dreaming

Setting: England and Renaissance Italy

Word count: ca. 13,000 words

Language: British English

Rating: Suitable for confident readers of all ages

Scraps: Wee, Wicked Whispers: Collected Short Stories 2007 - 2008

Not everyone in war-torn Europe believed in bigotry and hatred. Even among a nation of monsters, a few human beings remained, hidden and camouflaged within the guise of Nazism and fanaticism. This is the story of one such old man, a railyard, and tiny scraps of paper drifting on the wind, each bearing a desperate last message from the dead.

This really happened. It didn't have to happen, but it really, really did.

Escape from the Past: Game of Life: An Introduction

Overnight fifteen-year old Max is uprooted from the U.S. and finds himself struggling to adjust to life in Germany. Luckily he can escape reality and Michel, the bully in school, by playing computer games--most of the time. When Michel disappears under questionable circumstances, Max is too relieved to listen to his gut. He doesn't realize he's next in disappear.

"Game of Life" is a short introduction to the ESCAPE FROM THE PAST trilogy, giving readers a glimpse of Max's life before he's sucked into the worst experience of his life, time-traveling to medieval Germany and surviving among blood-thirsty lords who stop at nothing to get Max's hide.

The Carlswick Affair (The Carlswick Mysteries)

Who do you trust when everyone around you has secrets? Stephanie Cooper is visiting her English grandmother in the village of Carlswick before starting her university studies at Oxford in this romantic suspense novel - the first book in "The Carlswick Mysteries," a young adult mystery series. Her fateful meeting with James Knox, guitarist for indie band The Fury, sets off a chain of events. A family feud dating back to World War II threatens to keep them apart and the return of Stephanie's erstwhile boyfriend Sam only adds fuel to the mix. As Stephanie delves into the mysterious circumstances surrounding her great-aunt's death, she uncovers the secrets and deceptions of a previous generation. But someone does not want her to discover the truth about either family's past and that someone may kill to stop her. However great the danger, Stephanie must uncover the secrets that lie hidden beneath the ancient roof of Knox Manor.

The Silent Deal: The Card Game, Book 1: Volume 1

WHEN VIKTOR AND ROMULUS, two peasant boys, dig into their town's strange past, they awaken the wrath of a mysterious overlord. As the blood brothers struggle to survive, their search for answers takes them through gambling parlors, fortune-teller dens, and moonlit forests full of monsters and men alike. But even with the help of their friends, can they escape the dark experiments that their foe is creating in Staryi Castle? ** THE SILENT DEAL is an explosive mix of mystery, adventure, and magic, whose wide cast includes gypsies, gamblers, fire-jugglers, and thieves. The Card Game awaits... ** WINNER of 'Outstanding Fiction' at the 2013 California Writers Con.

Jaded: The SilentWhisperer: Volume 1

What if you knew about a plan to murder a national leader, but couldn't tell anyone? What if you desired nothing more than to trust, but knew nothing but betrayal? What if someone was strong enough to invade your mind and bring your greatest fears to life? ________________ Jade has lived in the same girl's orphanage all her life, where she's shunned by the rest of the girls, and the Mistress never seems pleased with her. One day, after stealing food from the orphanage one too many times for a starving village, the Mistress banishes Jade from the one place she calls home. With nowhere to go, and nowhere to live, Jade takes to the streets and stumbles into a mysterious boy on the run. One morning, she's horrified to discover the king's ring in the boy's bag, and learns that he's a part of a rebel plot to start a war and kill the king. Just when things don't look like they can get any worse, something happens that takes Jade's speech away forever, and she has no way to reveal the plot she discovered. Learn how trust can be shattered in this thrilling tale through deceit and betrayal, and fight with Jade as she battles through terrors she never knew existed....