So, a little while ago a blogger I follow (The Candid Cover) did a post about reading around the world in YA, and I thought that it would be really fun to join the book tag and do that for this week’s fangirl friday! One day I want to officially do this book tag hard-core by planning a book for at least ever continent and a few countries in each of those continents (another blogger I follow did that and it was amazing, too), but for right now, I just decided to select few of my favorite books that have transported me to another place and taken me on fun adventures. Okay, here they are!
“5 to 1” by Holly Bodger was a really interesting book, and I loved that it took place in India.
(Historical/fantastical Saudi Arabia)
“The Wrath and the Dawn” took me on such an amazing journey, and I keep falling more and more in love with Renée’s book the more I read it and the longer I own it.
(Futuristic Africa and Beijing)
I loved the African desert in this book. For some odd reason I found it extremely fun and adventurous despite how deadly it was for the characters. I also adored Cress and Thorne together, so that’s one of the reasons why I loved the setting so much.
(Futuristic France and England)
“Rook” by Sharon Cameron became one of my favorite books after I got a chance to read it earlier this year. I fell in love with Cameron’s writing style, the setting, and oh my, did I ever fall in love with René Hasard. Yeah, he was a Parisian heart stealer and I adored ever minute of “Rook.”
Also taking place in the gorgeous streets of Paris was Katie Alender’s book, “Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer.”Don’t judge me, but I really enjoyed this book. Alender’s descriptions of Paris were AMAZING and I felt like I got just a little taste of the City of Lights.
(England, Italy, and France)
The “Heist Society” series by Ally Carter is one of my absolute favorite series! I love Ally’s crazy cast of characters, the “Ocean’s Eleven” vibe that the books have, and that Kat and the gang get to travel around the world. These characters have been all over the world, and it has been so fun to join them on their travels.
(Victorian era England)
Yeah, I succumbed to the lure of “The Infernal Devices.” It’s a wonderful and wretchedly painful trilogy that I can never get enough of. I love the setting and the characters. Nuff said.
(Victorian era Scotland)
Yippeeee!! I friggin’ love Scotland and Megan Shepherd did such a good job transporting me to the beautiful and fiercely eerie manor of von Stein and the Scottish highlands.
I really liked “The Golden Braid” and was so happy to find another retelling of my favorite fairy tale that was done well.
“Valkrie Rising” by Ingrid Paulson was a really fun book because not a lot of stories take place in Norway, and it was so much fun learning about the country and some of its folklore.
Alright, there you have it! My list of some of my favorite books shows that I haven’t traveled around much, but I have certainly enjoyed the adventures I was able to go on thanks to these wonderful stories. So, where was your favorite place that you got to read about or travel to?
Thanks for joining me, and happy Friday!!