Summer Blogger Promo Tour: Around the World in 6 YA Books

Pack your bags because we’re traveling around the world. 🌎 In today’s post, Stephanie and I have decided to share 6 Young Adult books we’re looking forward to reading—one for each continent except Antartica. I’ll be sharing Steph’s answers on this post, so be sure to stop by her blog post here to see which books I chose! SummerBloggerPromoTour

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Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

35297469Recently I have been reading more YA contemporaries (more than usual) and this one really stood out to me.  It’s essentially inspired by Romeo and Juliet but a modern-day California version and despite me not particularly loving that original classic, I really do enjoy retellings and inspirations from it.  I have also only heard really positive things about it from the characters to the descriptions of the setting that I am highly anticipating it!

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Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

I have to admit, what first33958230 drew me in was the cover.  It looked freaking gorgeous and later when I found out that it was based on an East Asian fantasy version of the Evil Queen from Snow White, I was very intrigued.  The main reason why I haven’t picked this one up yet is because I’m waiting for the second book to come out (it’s a duology!) and I believe it focuses on the East Asian version of Snow White herself.  Anyways, I am VERY excited to read this book and cannot wait to see what the author has reimagined with this classic tale.

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Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

I initially picked up this book because33158561 the cover looked amazing and there’s magical realism which is something I typically enjoy.  Plus I found out that this book has some fantasy-like elements to it that is derived from Latinx culture. It is also an #OwnVoices novel and I’m trying to read more of those these days especially those that aren’t my own.  I have also heard that Anna-Marie’s writing in this book is beautiful and lyrical which I am quite intrigued to experience for myself.

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Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

Ireland is one of my top bucket list32333026 destination in Europe along with Italy and Scotland so when I saw that this book focused on a tour around the Emerald Isle (aka Ireland) due to this mysterious guidebook found in a library, I was hooked.  The idea of a tour in Ireland has been something that I have wanted to do for the longest time ever (thanks to the numerous promo emails from Travelzoo) so perhaps by reading this book, I can get some insights for my own future tour around Ireland.

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The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

I believe that this pick might be a point32718027 of contention since while Egypt is geographically located in Africa, a lot of its culture is much more similar to the Middle East but because for this post, we are picking books set in their respective continents, I decided to go ahead with this pick.  I am so excited to pick up this book as I have heard numerous positive things from friends recently. In fact, one of my friends claimed that this is her favorite book of 2018 so far. There is also magic and djinn’s involved which brings this book to a whole other level of appeal for me. Fantasy is one of my favorite genres and this one promises to have a lot of it.

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Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff

I was actually not aware of this book29456569 until a few short months ago when I saw that it was nominated as the book pick for an online book club that I was following via Twitter.  After further research (hello Goodreads), I was very much interested in this book. It’s sci-fi with lifelike robots and it seems to have a fantasy element to it as well with Eve being able to destroy electronics with the power of her mind.  Plus, it’s also set in this post-apocalyptic future of the U.S. so that’s very appealing to me. So with a dystopian and sci-fi setting and fantasy elements, I can only imagine how amazing this book will be.


Where would you like to travel? Are there any books that spark your wanderlust? Let me know in the comments! 💕

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24 thoughts on “Summer Blogger Promo Tour: Around the World in 6 YA Books

  1. Wonderful list, Tiffany! Ireland is one of the places I want to travel someday and tour around Europe (France, Germany, Spain and Iceland). What books that sparked my wanderlust? Any book by Samantha Young. Her books are set in Scotland and the way she describes it in detail makes me want to visit. Also, The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco which is set in Japan. It’s a horror novel that reminds me of The Ring + The Grudge. I want to visit Okiku’s Well at Himeji Castle. 😛

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    1. Ooo I haven’t read the books you’ve mentioned, but I definitely will check them out! I love reading books about travel especially travel. The Girl From the Well sounds a bit too scary for me, but Scotland is a bucket list place ❤

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  2. Oh this is such a wonderful list of book, I love it! I have Starry Eyes on my TBR, I can’t wait to read that one, it sounds like such a cute read 🙂 I have also heard great things about Wild Beauty and the author, I can’t wait to give it a try someday 😀

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  3. This is such a creative post idea, and I loved seeing what books you talked about! 🙂 I can’t wait to read Love & Luck, hopefully I’ll be able to do that soon. As for a book that sparked my wanderlust, I just read a book called Wanderlost, and I have to say that did spark my wanderlust, haha. Great post!

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  4. Oooh I’ve read Starry Eyes (LOVED) and LIFEL1K3 (did not really love) from this list. I really need to get to Forest of a Thousand Lanterns bc hello Asian pride. ♥♥♥ Also I’ve been hearing the best things about City of Brass–I didn’t even know it was set in the Egypt until now. D: Thank you for educating me lol. xD

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  5. I’ve heard really good things about Starry Eyes, and the same for Forest of a Thousand Lanters. Both are on my TBR now! Love & Luck is another one I’m really looking forward to, especially since I liked her previous book set in Italy. Can’t wait to read it!

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  6. I love reading books from different parts of the world! (which is pretty much every book for me because I’m from New Zealand)… I actually think that some of my favourite books have been set in different parts of asia! Have you read The Walled City? I can’t remember exactly where it was set, but I just remember loving it! Excellent post, it’s given me some ideas on what to read next.

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    1. Lara!! If you have any book recs from New Zealand, I would definitely be interested ❤ I haven't heard of The Walled City before, but I'll definitely look at it 🙂 I'm definitely trying to read more books set in Asia too like The Poppy War.

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