If You Like, Then Read is a feature where we offer reading suggestions based on books you already like, scheduled once a month. If you have more suggestions, feel free to tell us in the comments! You can check out the rest of these lists here.
Sophia Bellamy lives in a world without technology where the Sunken City once was called Paris and the Commonwealth was England. But even though technology is outlawed to prevent the devastation it once caused long ago, history repeats itself. The people of the Sunken City die each day by the Blade–unless they are fortunate enough to be rescued by the Red Rook, a mysterious savior who empties the prisons and leaves only a red-tipped feather behind.
Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund
In a post-apocalyptic world, revolution has broken out on the island of Galatea. The revolutionaries, once captured, seek escape through the plots of the mysterious Wild Poppy–in reality, Persis Blake, a high society girl from Albion. But then Persis falls in love and her entire world may be in danger.
Diogenes, a soldier of fortune and a mercenary, finds himself in the Netherlands in need of money. He therefore accepts the job of kidnapping a woman who accidentally overheard plans to assassinate the ruler. Unfortunately, even the best of plans can go awry when one’s heart becomes entangled. A story of the Scarlet Pimpernel’s ancestor.
The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
On the eve of the coronation of Rudolf of Ruritania, he is drugged and imprisoned by his brother Michael, who wishes to seize the throne. Fortunately, his distant English cousin Rudolf looks strikingly similar, allowing Rudolf to impersonate the king and attempt to restore him to his throne. But things get complicated when Rudolf fall in love with the king’s betrothed.
Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini
When his friend is killed by an aristocrat, an unknown lawyer leaves his life behind to join a band of travelling actors and seek revenge. Set during the French Revolution.