Top Ten Tuesdays #1

Ok, so this is not the first, nor will it be the last Top Ten Tuesday, but I couldn’t remember what number I was on, so I’m starting back at the beginning. Today’s topic is:

Ten Books set outside the US

These are not in any particular order, nor are they necessarily my favorite books set outside the US. They are simply books that I very strongly remember being set outside the US.

  1. Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold by Iain Reading

Kitty Hawk

I’m actually reading Kitty Hawk right now; it is somewhat set in the US, as the plot/setting flounders back and forth between Alaska and Canada.

2. On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Jellicoe Road

This was a fascinating and somewhat surreal look at an Australian boarding school.

4.5 Stars.

3. A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell #1) by Deanna Raybourn

A Curious Beginning

Most people know Deanna Raybourn because of her Lady Julia Grey novels (which I have just started and love!) but A Curious Beginning was my first foray into her work, and I immediately fell in love. I cannot wait for the next one!

4 Stars, see my full review of A Curious Beginning here.

4. Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss #1) by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss remains one of my favorite YA Contemporaries. It’s light and fluffy and romantic, and utterly charming. Also, it takes place in Paris.

5 Stars, see my review of Anna and the French Kiss here.

5. Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1) by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Another one of my absolute favorites. When I first read this book, I was completely enchanted. The second and third are a little harder to get through (because the conflict gets ROUGH you guys, not because they aren’t amazing) but I adore the first one. It flips back and forth between Prague and a fantasy world.

5 stars, read my review of Daughter of Smoke and Bone here.

6. The Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter

The Kneebone Boy

I don’t read much middle-grade fiction, but I adored The Kneebone Boy. It follows a trio of siblings in England and their shenanigans and adventures (somewhat in the vein of A Series of Unfortunate Events). Quite a bit more delightful than the cover makes it appear (although I do love the cover).

4 stars, read my full review of The Kneebone Boy here.

7. Love’s Prey by Meg Xuemei X

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Love’s Prey is a really interesting romance between an ostracized girl in a small Chinese town and the artist who lives next door.

4.5 Stars, read my full review of Love’s Prey here.

8. A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) by Claudia Gray

A Thousand Pieces of You

A Thousand Pieces of you has a bunch of different settings, including the US, England and Russia. Plus, there are dimensional jumps. Super cool concept.

4 Stars, see my full review of A Thousand Pieces of You here. 

9. Passenger (Passenger #1) by Alexandra Bracken


Somewhat similar in concept to A Thousand Pieces of You (although with some very big differences). Our heroes travel all over the globe (and all over time!).

4 Stars, read my full review of Passenger here.

10. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer


Easily one of my very favorite series, Cinder (and all of it’s fabulous sequels) take place anywhere BUT America. Asia, France, outer space, the moon…you name it. I tried to stay away from Sci-Fi/Fantasy worlds on this list, but I felt like this one was ok because half of it is set on earth.

5 Stars, read my full review of Cinder here.

Did you have any of the same books on your list? 


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