What are the best young adult books set in Asia?

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    #1Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)

    Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)

    Cinder by Marissa Meyer is the first novel in The Lunar Chronicles series. This book is about a 16-year-old cyborg named Cinder who has an evil stepmother who volunteers her for plague research after her stepsister got infected by a deadly plague.

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    Zachary Moreno
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I wanted to find a book about a setting that was in Asia. My daughter asked if I could search for an interesting read. I found Cinder. This was part of a series and really felt like I was connecting to it."
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    #2Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga)

    Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga)

    Tiger's Curse is a young adult paranormal romance and the first book in The Tiger Saga series written by Colleen Houck. It is first published in 2011 by Sterling. 

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    Diana Su
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I love this book. I was looking for something intended for the young adult, and set in Asia. This is exactly that, and it is an interesting read."
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    #3Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

    Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
    Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit is a children's fantasy book written by Nahoko Uehashi. Based on a Japanese myth, it tells the story of Balsa, who rescues a boy from drowning in the river and becomes his protector as he finishes a quest.
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    Kevin Harrison
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "A different genre that blends a lot of myths from different cultures. It's a fast read because it's not very long. A lot of good stuff in it for kids."
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    #4Book of a Thousand Days

    Book of a Thousand Days
    Book of a Thousand Days is a novel by Shannon Hale. It tells the story of Dashti, who gets locked into a tower with her mistress, Lady Saren, after the lady refused her father's command to marry. Despite being sequestered, Dashti finds love.
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    Sarah Mills
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I love Shannon Hale's books (AustenLand The Actor and the Housewife...), but I wasn't sure if I would like this one as it seemed more juvenile. I was so into this book I don't think I put it down twice the whole time I was reading it! Thanks to having a kindle I could read while doing almost everything. Very good book. Now I'm onto Goose Girl and those. It is nice to have such good reading"
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    #5No Surrender Soldier

    No Surrender Soldier

    No Surrender Soldier is a young adult historical fiction book written by Christine Kohler. This war fiction novel is first published in 2014 by Merit Press. 

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    Ana María Leal
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This book is a well-written, fascinating historical novel of family and history. Highly recommend."
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    #6Silvern (Gilded)

    Silvern (Gilded)

    Silvern is a young adult urban fantasy fiction and the second book in Gilded series written by Christina Farley. It is first published in 2014 by Skyscape.  

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    Melissa Stewart
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This was a really cool book. Even if I couldn't relate to much about it and it seemed made up it was still very interesting. I read it all in about 2 days so if you are looking for a good book you won't want to put down get this :)"
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    #7Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia

    Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia

    Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia is a young adult fantasy novel by Cindy Pon. It tells the story of Ai Ling as she sets out on a journey to find and rescue her father from the clutches of evil.

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    Anna Bates
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "The backdrop of this book is folkloric China, a glimpse westerners barely ever get a full look at. Besides the exotic setting, I like that a youthful character is looking out for her family members. Although this book is of the fantasy genre it is family-oriented and filled with lessons on good and evil."
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    #8Rain (Paper Gods)

    Rain (Paper Gods)

    Rain is a young adult paranormal fantasy fiction and the second book in Paper Gods series written by Amanda Sun.  It is first published in 2014 by Harlequin Teen. 

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    David Carter
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Talk about your fish out of water ... or how most every teen feels. Book 2 of 3 in an excellent triology teaches young adults particularly about another culture and makes it even more interesting with romance and the Paranormal."
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    #9Half World

    Half World
    'Half World' is a novel written by Hiromi Goto which tells the story of Melanie, a human teenager with no human parents. One day, her mother disappears and she has to follow her to Half World to save her. What she doesn't know is that the future of the universe is in her hands.
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    Emma Salazar
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This is an amazing book, but a warning - it's like the old, old fairy tales, where people actually get hurt, the world is hard, and maybe everything is perfect in the end. IT is both a very personal tale, and one about the whole world. Perfect for young adults who are trying to become themselves, but still find their place in the world. But that said, it's not set in Asia. It's set in Canada, and mysterious not-earth realms. There is quite a bit of Japanese folklore integrated, but I don't think I can call it set in Asia. Alas."
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    #10Ink (Paper Gods)

    Ink (Paper Gods)
    Ink is a paranormal fantasy fiction and the first book in Paper Gods series written by Amanda Sun. This mythology-based novel is first published in 2013 by Harlequin Teen. 
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Best What are the best young adult books set in Asia
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)Books 50 Paid
2Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga)Books 38 Paid
3Moribito: Guardian of the SpiritBooks 30 Paid
4Book of a Thousand DaysBooks 25 Paid
5No Surrender SoldierBooks 21 Paid
6Silvern (Gilded)Books 17 Paid
7Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of XiaBooks 17 Paid
8Rain (Paper Gods)Books 14 Paid
9Half WorldBooks 11 Paid
10Ink (Paper Gods)Books 1 Paid
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