Splendor

10 best books like Splendor (Anna Godbersen): The Sweet Far Thing, Bewitching Season, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, In the Shadow of the Lamp, Diva, Nobody's Prize, The Season, A Song for Summer, Wicked Girls, The Queen's Lady

AuthorLibba Bray
ISBN0385730306
It has been a year of change since Gemma Doyle arrived at the foreboding Spence Academy. Her mother murdered, her father a laudanum addict, Gemma has relied on an unsuspected strength and has discovered an ability to travel to an enchanted world called the realms, where dark magic runs wild. Despite...
AuthorMarissa Doyle
ISBN0805082514
In 1837 London, young daughters of viscounts pined for handsome, titled husbands, not careers. And certainly not careers in magic. At least, most of them didn't.

Shy, studious Persephone Leland would far rather devote herself to her secret magic studies than enter society and look for a suitable...
AuthorJ.K. Rowling
ISBN0545010225
Harry Potter is leaving Privet Drive for the last time. But as he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid’s motorbike and they take to the skies, he knows Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters will not be far behind.

The protective charm that has kept him safe until now is broken. But the Dark Lord is breathing...
AuthorSusanne Dunlap
ISBN1599905655
It's 1854 and sixteen-year-old Molly would give anything to change her circumstances as a lowly servant in a posh London house. So when she hears of an opportunity to join the nurses who will be traveling with Florence Nightingale to the Crimea, she jumps at the chance. The work is grueling, the hospital...
AuthorJillian Larkin
ISBN0385740417
If you love The Great Gatsby, you'll want to read the Flappers series.

Joy and tragedy collide in DIVA, the riveting conclusion to the Flappers series, set in the dazzling Roaring Twenties. Parties, bad boys, speakeasies—life in Manhattan has become a woozy blur for Clara Knowles....
AuthorEsther M. Friesner
In this rousing sequel to Nobody’s Princess, young Helen of Sparta is not about to be left behind when her older brothers head off to join the quest for the Golden Fleece. Accompanied by her friend Milo, and disguised as a boy herself, Helen sets out to join the crew of heroes aboard the massive ship known...
AuthorSarah MacLean
ISBN0545048869
Seventeen year old Lady Alexandra is strong-willed and sharp-tongued; in a house full of older brothers and their friends, she had to learn to hold her own. Not the best makings for an aristocratic lady in Regency London. Yet her mother still dreams of marrying Alex off to someone safe, respectable,...
AuthorEva Ibbotson
ISBN0142408662
Ellen never expected the Hallendorf school to be quite so unusual. Her life back in England with her suffragette mother and liberated aunts certainly couldn't be called normal, but buried deep in the beautiful Austrian countryside, Ellen discovers an eccentric world occupied by wild children and...
AuthorStephanie Hemphill
ISBN0061853291
I was so surprised to see that this book has received so many low ratings. Set during the Salem witch trials, Wicked Girls is told from the point of view of the ultimate mean girls, Mercy, Margaret and Ann. They set into motion a series of events that leads to their neighbors living in fear, being sent to jail...
AuthorEve Edwards
ISBN0141327332
1584 - Surrey, England

When Lady Jane Rievaulx begins service to the Queen at Richmond Palace, she is thrilled at the court's newest arrival . . . Master James Lacey.

Despite her previous courtship with his older brother, James is the man she truly loves. And for his part, he cannot...
AuthorM.J. Putney
ISBN0312622856
The Irregulars return home to 1803 England safely, but their worldview has changed. Not only have their heroic efforts at Dunkirk given them pride and confidence but their dangerous mission has increased their magical powers.

Tory delights in the ever deepening bond she shares with Allarde...
AuthorAnn Turnbull
ISBN0763631906
A young Quaker girl and the son of a wealthy merchant face intolerance and persecution in this gripping historical novel that evokes the passion and idealism of young love.

"Don't cry. We won't be parted. I promise."

It is 1662, and England is reeling from the aftereffects of civil...
AuthorDaniel Nayeri
ISBN0763637122
Sixteen-year-old Wendy Darling and her insecure freshman brother, John, are hitting the books at the Marlowe School. But one tome consumes their attention: THE BOOK OF GATES, a coveted Egyptian artifact that their professor father believes has magical powers. Soon Wendy and John discover that the...
AuthorAlisa M. Libby
ISBN0525479708
Life in the court of King Henry VIII is a complex game. When fifteen-year-old Catherine Howard catches the king's eye, she quickly transforms from pawn to queen. But even luxury beyond imagination loses its luster as young Catherine finds her life--and her heart--threatened by the needs of an aging...
AuthorChristine Fletcher
ISBN1599901641
With her mother ill, it's up to fifteen-year-old Ruby Jacinski to support her family. But in the 1940s, the only opportunities open to a Polish-American girl from Chicago's poor Yards is a job in one of the meat packing plants. Through a chance meeting with a local tough, Ruby lands a job as a taxi dancer...
AuthorCarolyn Meyer
ISBN0152063765
History paints her as a shallow party girl, a spoiled fashionista, a callous ruler. Perhaps no other royal has been so maligned— and so misunderstood— as Marie-Antoinette.

From the moment she was betrothed to the dauphin of France at age fourteen, perfection was demanded of Marie-Antoinette....
AuthorTom Dolby
Secrets, secrets are no fun. Secrets, secrets hurt someone. . . .

An eccentric new girl. A brooding socialite. The scion of one of New York's wealthiest families. A promising filmmaker. As students at the exclusive Chadwick School, Phoebe, Lauren, Nick, and Patch already live in a world most...
AuthorCarol Dines
ISBN0152054774
Seventeen-year-old Angelica Voglia has the voice of an angel. But in seventeenth-century Rome, the pope has forbidden women to sing in public. To make matters worse, her controlling mother is determined to marry her off to a wealthy nobleman, even though Angelica is in love with a poor French artist....
AuthorSasha Gould
ISBN0385741502
Venice, 1585.

When 16-year-old Laura della Scala learns that her older sister, Beatrice, has drowned, she is given no time to grieve. Instead, Laura's father removes her from the convent where he forcibly sent her years earlier and orders her to marry Beatrice's fiancé, a repulsive old merchant...
AuthorRobin Wasserman
It's Vegas, baby! Anything can happen.

Reed has a (small) chance to win fame and fortune, thanks to his "entourage," Beth.

Sick of feeling like a loser, Harper's betting she can win back her life, starting with Miranda -- whose birthday wish just might come true....

Adam's...
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