Top Ten Tuesday is a heme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic: Favorite Settings! This week, we will share our favorite Asian settings.
This week, we discuss our favorite books within a certain setting. I know Kara loves Asian culture, and she jumped right on this subject when this week rolled around. However, I never touch on this topic, but there are Asian-setting books that I do enjoy. This week, we present the Asian-flavored top ten picks.
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin – A wonderful Newbery Honor book! Lin takes a lovely Chinese fairytale and fuses the myth with the Wizard of Oz to create a beautiful and whimsical story.
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff – Set in a fantasy world based on Asian culture. I completely admit it is the love of Buruu that landed this one on the list.
The Samurai’s Daughter by Robert D. San Souci and Stephen T. Johnson – Set in Japan, this wonderful picture book shares a certain Mulan-style storyline about a girl set to save her disgraced father.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer – This book is based in a post-apocalytic world of New Beijing. Two words: Prince Kai.
Eon by Alison Goodman – Another Asian fantasy book. This story centers on the use of dragons of the Asian culture to create a very unique story.