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20 Must-Read, Genre-Blending Historical Fiction Books

"You got chocolate in my peanut butter: How much fun are genre mashups in books? Spoiler: a lot. The historical novel is so great because it pairs nicely with any genre. You can apply liberal amounts of romance, or mystery, or anything you want, and voilà! You've got yourself a historical mashup story. One genre mash-up that seems to be growing a lot these days is the history-SFF mashup. There are a zillion amazing historical fiction novels to choose from, but maybe you're in the mood for something a little out there. So how about a novel about the Civil War, but Abraham Lincoln fights vampires? Or people traveling back and forth in time, just to shake things up? Or what if Benjamin Franklin was from outer space? (Spoiler: He was.) That's why I made this list of must-read, genre-blending historical fiction books!"
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Mistress of the Art of Death (Ariana Franklin)
Mistress of the Art of Death (Ariana Franklin)
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Murder in Old Bombay (Nev March)
Murder in Old Bombay (Nev March)
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A Curious Beginning (Deanna Raybourn)
A Curious Beginning (Deanna Raybourn)
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A Study in Scarlet Women (Sherry Thomas)
A Study in Scarlet Women (Sherry Thomas)
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An Extraordinary Union (Alyssa Cole)
An Extraordinary Union (Alyssa Cole)
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Destiny's Embrace (Beverly Jenkins)
Destiny's Embrace (Beverly Jenkins)
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Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Sarah MacLean)
Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Sarah MacLean)
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The Heiress Gets a Duke (Harper St. George)
The Heiress Gets a Duke (Harper St. George)
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Kindred (Octavia Butler)
Kindred (Octavia Butler)
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The Calculating Stars (Mary Robinette Kowal)
The Calculating Stars (Mary Robinette Kowal)
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Just One Damned Thing After Another (Jodi Taylor)
Just One Damned Thing After Another (Jodi Taylor)
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Doomsday Book (Connie Willis)
Doomsday Book (Connie Willis)
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She Who Became the Sun (Shelley Parker-Chan)
She Who Became the Sun (Shelley Parker-Chan)
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The Conductors (Nicole Glover)
The Conductors (Nicole Glover)
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The Golem and the Djinni (Helene Wecker)
The Golem and the Djinni (Helene Wecker)
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A Marvellous Light (Freya Marske)
A Marvellous Light (Freya Marske)
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Ring Shout (P. Djèlí Clark)
Ring Shout (P. Djèlí Clark)
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The Historian (Elizabeth Kostova)
The Historian (Elizabeth Kostova)
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Reprieve (James Han Mattson)
Reprieve (James Han Mattson)
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Mexican Gothic (Silvia Moreno-Garcia)
Mexican Gothic (Silvia Moreno-Garcia)
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