Orlando is a semi-ficticious autobiography possibly influenced by the life of Virginia Woolf's lover Vita Sackville-West. It's one of those books that gets mishelved so much in stores simply because of its title. Although, in recents years that seems to have changed. Originally, called Orlando: A Biography you can imagine where it got placed.
Historical YA? Um, yes please. My two favourite things in one? English and History. Set during the time that Jack the Ripper terrorised London, one girl is determined to figure out who he is and why he is committing these murders. No matter the cost.
Futuristic fantasy. Yes. In this world our time has been and gone. Technology no longer exists due to an unforeseen disaster but there is often reference made to electricity and medicine we have now. Erika Johansen has made such a complex concept seem effortless. I found myself reading this and nodding along like yes, exactly, I can see this happening.