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9 months ago | gizem

What are some YA Fantasy books set in non-Western settings?

YA Fantasy books set in non-Western settings offer readers a chance to explore diverse cultures, mythologies, and magical systems. They provide a refreshing break from traditional Western-inspired fantasy worlds and promote cultural representation. Here are some YA Fantasy books set in non-Western settings:

  • "Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi: Set in a West African-inspired world, the story follows Zélie as she fights to restore magic to her people and overthrow a tyrannical monarchy.
  • "The Wrath and the Dawn" by Renée Ahdieh: Inspired by Arabian Nights, the book takes place in a lush Middle Eastern setting, where Shahrzad volunteers to be the wife of a murderous king.
  • "The Bone Season" by Samantha Shannon: This dystopian fantasy is set in an alternate version of 19th-century London and features clairvoyant characters with various abilities.
  • "The Girl of Fire and Thorns" by Rae Carson: In this book, Elisa, a princess, becomes a chosen one destined to fulfill an ancient prophecy in a Spanish-inspired fantasy world.
  • "Empire of Sand" by Tasha Suri: Drawing inspiration from Mughal India, the story follows a woman with magical abilities who must navigate political intrigue and her own destiny.
  • "Huntress" by Malinda Lo: Set in a world inspired by ancient China, the story follows a quest to save the land from a mysterious threat.
  • "Shadow of the Fox" by Julie Kagawa: Inspired by Japanese mythology, this book features a young kitsune named Yumeko on a quest to protect a powerful scroll.
  • "Forest of a Thousand Lanterns" by Julie C. Dao: This book is an East Asian-inspired retelling of the "Snow White" tale, following the rise of an ambitious and ruthless queen.
  • "The Candle and the Flame" by Nafiza Azad: Set in a Silk Road-inspired city, this book follows a young woman with mysterious powers amidst political tensions.
  • "The Gilded Wolves" by Roshani Chokshi: Taking place in Belle Époque Paris, this story features a diverse cast of characters on a quest to solve magical mysteries.
  • "The City of Brass" by S.A. Chakraborty: This book is set in 18th-century Cairo and introduces readers to a world of djinn, magic, and political intrigue.