If you like YA and historical fiction, then you’ll enjoy these best YA historical fiction books! I was pleasantly surprised to discover that YA authors do write historical fiction. Sadly, I feel like it’s one of those genres that don’t get as much love as they should. I can understand why contemporary settings might appeal more, and looking at many of these YA historical fiction books, their covers do skew a bit darker, which might be a reason why they may not get picked up as often?
Anyway, I’ve rounded up 30 exceptional options, many of which are tied to historical events, but feature teens just like the teens in contemporary YA.