Top Ten Books Set Outside the US

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is all thanks to Broke and the Bookish!
This was actually a topic from last month that I missed. So, a bit late but here we are.
A lot of what I read tends to be centered in the US, unless it's historical fiction. So expect a loooot of that. Here we go:
1. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin (Wolf by Wolf #1)

Her story begins on a train.

The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule. To commemorate their Great Victory, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The victor is awarded an audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor’s Ball in Tokyo.

Yael, a former death camp prisoner, has witnessed too much suffering, and the five wolves tattooed on her arm are a constant reminder of the loved ones she lost. The resistance has given Yael one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. A survivor of painful human experimentation, Yael has the power to skinshift and must complete her mission by impersonating last year’s only female racer, Adele Wolfe. This deception becomes more difficult when Felix, Adele twin’s brother, and Luka, her former love interest, enter the race and watch Yael’s every move.

But as Yael grows closer to the other competitors, can she bring herself to be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and complete her mission?

2.  The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen #1)
3. The Royal We by Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks
4. Rook by Sharon Cameron
5. A Day of Fire by various
6. Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers (His Fair Assassin #1)
7. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss #1)
8. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine (The Great Library #1)
9. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
10. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

I'm dreaming of the boy in the tree. I tell him stories. About the Jellicoe School and the Townies and the Cadets from a school in Sydney. I tell him about the war between us for territory. And I tell him about Hannah, who lives in the unfinished house by the river. Hannah, who is too young to be hiding away from the world. Hannah, who found me on the Jellicoe Road six years ago.

Taylor is leader of the boarders at the Jellicoe School. She has to keep the upper hand in the territory wars and deal with Jonah Griggs - the enigmatic leader of the cadets, and someone she thought she would never see again.

And now Hannah, the person Taylor had come to rely on, has disappeared. Taylor's only clue is a manuscript about five kids who lived in Jellicoe eighteen years ago. She needs to find out more, but this means confronting her own story, making sense of her strange, recurring dream, and finding her mother - who abandoned her on the Jellicoe Road.

The moving, joyous and brilliantly compelling new novel from the best-selling, multi-award-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi and Saving Francesca.
You had to know I couldn't make a list like this and not have the best Marchetta on it. 

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