Around the World in YA Books | Book Tag!


It’s time for another Book Tag! This time I want to take you around the world (or at least to a couple of countries) with the Around the World in YA Book Tag! I got tagged by Analee @Book Snacks and was equally excited as frightened. What if there are no countries that I can come up with? Well, either way, you should go and check out her post by clicking on her blog name!


Alright, so the rules are simple. List a country, and then show which favourite book of yours is set in that country. You can use the countries I have used, add your own, or use completely different ones!


For Russia I chose A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. Not the entire book is set there, but my favourite part is. The book was a lot different from what I expected, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!


The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke was one of my favourite books in the world when I was still a little younger and it got me obsessed with Venice and Italy in general. It just seemed so magical to me that my real life visit to Venice was a little bit of a disappointment. The city was just flooded with tourists and it was exhausting, however during the night time it certainly had its charms. Just like the book!


I guess this is a bit of a stretch on the topic since The Fault in Our Stars by John Green isn’t really set in the Netherlands, but some important parts take place there, so I think it definitely counts!!


I’m not sure that the Kite Runner is really considered YA … It has some very adult topics, but I read it in school so it’s not like it’s not suited for the age group. The book takes place in several countries, but above you can see the flag of Afghanistan.


Forest of the Pygmies by Isabel Allende is the third and final part of the Eagle and Jaguar series and I have to say I never really got over those books. They are just amazing! The first one took place in the Amazon forest, the second one in the Himalaya region and the last one in Kenya.


My lists are rarely ever complete without Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins and as the title already suggests, it takes place in France.


Last but not least, one of my all time favourite series as well – the Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare! I could have picked any book in the series really, but Clockwork Princess was such a perfect ending, I just had to go with that one.


There are so many countries I haven’t mentioned … well, you can’t have it all. I liked the tag, but it turns out that I struggled to find actual YA books for some countries. I wanted to include my home country but there as nothing fun to I could think of, I still hope the selection is alright with you and now on to the tagging! I would love to see the following people attempt their best at this tag!

*If you’ve already done the tag, ignore this but leave a link to your post in the comments! And if you just don’t feel like doing it, feel free to ignore it as well!!

36 thoughts on “Around the World in YA Books | Book Tag!

  1. Finaly someone who read the Eagle and Jaguar series. I read it about 10 years ago and loved it. But to be honest if you ask me things about it now I can’t remember anything about it :/ . I think I’ve read most of these books and loved them all. Don’t be surprised if I end up using some of them when I answer to this tag 😀

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    • THE EAGLE AND JAGUAR SERIES IS AWESOME! I don’t remember all that many details either. I know that I’ve struggled with the second book a little, but that I sort of felt like I grew up with the characters in the process.
      Use as many as you like!! This tag was so much more difficult than I thought it would be. I either thought of a book and then it wasn’t even close to YA or could only remember ones taking place in the US .. which I now didn’t use at all ahahaha

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      • I know for sure that Anna and the French Kiss and one of The Infernal Devices books will be there… Let’s see how it goes. I’ll probably have the same problems as you

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      • I am sure you’ll find something!! 🙂 I racked my brain in trying to find something German or Austrian. I didn’t want to use the Book Thief again … maybe you’ll have more luck finding something Portuguese?

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      • Probably not. I can’t remember one book that is set in Portugal that is not portuguese and if it’s portugues it will not be young adult. For some reason we don’t have young adult authors

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      • I know a vampire book series that has Viennese vampires in it, but the books are really childish. The Ruby Red trilogy is written by a German author, but it is set in England. And Cornelia Funke is German as well, but Inkheart was set in Italy for example. So, I know the struggle …

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  2. Thank you for the tag, Kat!
    I love your mention for A Thousand Pieces of You! My favourite part of the novel was the part set in Russia too – many tears were shed. :’) I’m really excited to read the rest of the series too, and am particularly curious about what worlds we’ll see next. 😀

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    • YAY! I hope you have doing the tag 😀
      I am so curious about the other parallel worlds as well! I was kind of hoping to see a lot more different ones in the first book, but then there wouldn’t have been so much development in the Russian era.

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  3. Aww thanks for tagging me, Kat!

    OMG Anna and the French Kiss is the freaking best! Ok, maybe St Claire is but the story is just amazing the other two books (about Lola and Isla) fell flat for me. And A Thousand Pieces of You, well I have yet to read that for the awesome things mentioned about it 😀

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