I’ve traveled a lot thanks to growing up in a military family. I actually lived in Okinawa, Japan from ages 6 to 11. I lived in Tegucigalpa, Honduras for three years during high-school and then finished up my last two months of Senior year in the states. I’ve also traveled across the United States having lived in Washington, California, Virginia, Kansas, Florida and now Georgia.
Suffice to say, I love to travel. I love learning about new cultures, trying new food and sight-seeing. But I also love getting to explore the world through books when it’s physically impossible for me to travel. I enjoy seeing the world through other people’s lens.
Thank you, Jesse @ Books at Dawn for tagging me for the Around the World in Books Tag!
The rules are simple. List a country, and then show which favorite book of yours is set in that country. You can use the countries I have used, add your own, or use completely different ones!
The Secret Fire is told in dual POV so it’s actually set in England as well. Both locations are so important in this book as we alternate between Sascha and Taylor’s perspectives, their eyes taking in their hometowns the way only locals can, all the while we’re taken on a thrill ride across both countries uncovering the mysteries of a long-hidden secret.
Gambit is set in a dystopian England, with the main city being a re-imagined London. We get the sense that the upper class is English and that those who live outside the major Core cities are of Irish descent. Seeing the different culture’s clash further sets the scene for how different these two sets of society are from each other. They’re divided by more than their Skills, this sort of division runs deeper than that and this is something Gambit explores.
Lord of Snow and Ashes is set in a Russian-esque world. LoSaA is a pure fantasy novel, but the Russian influence is very obvious making this book intricate in both plot and culture.
Six of Crows is also set in a Russian type world. This is also my favorite read of 2015 (so far) and it’s cast of misfits holds a very special place in my heart.
I read The Unbearable Lightness of Being in high school and something about it stuck with me. I don’t really remember the plot anymore, but I remember liking it a lot despite being confused half the time.
An Ember in the Ashes is set in a sort of Roman dystopian. It’s hard to say the particular setting Tahir crafted for this book, but it felt like it had Roman and Middle Eastern influences.
Red Rising is also hard to pin down being a dystopia and that if we’re being technical, it’s actually set on Mars. But, the Greek influences were super heavy in this book which made the world both familiar and foreign at the same time.
The Middle East
The general setting of The Wrath and the Dawn is decidedly Middle Eastern. It’s heavy with color, scents, and culture. I couldn’t get enough of this world that’s based in reality. It was so vivid and the story so compelling.
I CHOOSE YOU PIKACHU!
I don’t know who all has done this tag so I’m going to start off by tagging YOU reader. And now everyone else:
Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks
Beverly @ In The Shadow of The Words – A Writer’s Journey
Bree @ Live. Learn. Write.
CW @ Read, Think, Ponder
Charley @ Books and Bakes
Chloe @ Paint and Butterflies Books
Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions
Evie @ Just Another Belle
Jenna @ Reading with Jenna
Lynanne @ Daybreak In Autumn
Maria @ Marwhal Reads
Melanie @ Melanie Noell Bernard
Meriem @ Fanatic Bibliophile
Pretty Erudite @ Living Life One Step at a Time
Samantha @ Dream by Day
Sarina @ Cookie Break
Trisha Ann @ The Bookgasm