Friday 17 May 2019


International YA Translated into English

International YA Translated into English

International YA Translated into English

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One of my reading goals this year is to read more novels from other countries translated into English. I have only know of a few, and have read even less; The Red Abbey Chronicles by Maria Turtschaninoff (translated from Swedish by Annie Prime), The Ruby Red Trilogy by Kerstin Gier (translated from German by Anthea Bell), The Prince of Mist by Carlos Carlos Ruiz Zafón (translated from Spanish by ‎Lucia Graves), and No Heroes by Anna Seidl (translated from German by Siobhán Parkinson), so it's something I want to do better with.

However, I didn't really know of many, so I reached out to the YA community for recommendations, and I was absolutely inundated! There were so many awesome sounding books recommended to me not to share with you all. So if you want to broaden your reading horizons and branch out into some YA in translations, 25 YA novels in translation to your TBR.


Code Name Butterfly by Ahlam BsharatCode Name: Butterfly by Ahlam Bsharat
Translator: Nancy Roberts

Should you feel bad if your dad works for the Israeli occupiers? What if he loses his job? And how are you supposed to cope when someone close to you dies?

Butterfly is smart. Some people even say she’s shrewd, but that doesn’t make life any less confusing. Every day throws up new questions and some are too big for her to handle alone. Squirrelling away the difficult ones in her treasure chest, Butterfly creates a place of strength in her imagination. While her classmates turn to protest and violence, Butterfly finds her own form of resilience, her own secret way to find peace in a world of conflict and uncertainty.

Written with ironic humour and touching idealism, Butterfly looks back at a turbulent summer in her early teens, drawing us into her world of adult hypocrisy, sibling rivalries, power struggles with her school friends, unrequited love... and the daily tensions of Palestinian life under military occupation. A teenage perspective on one of the most protracted conflicts of our times, Code Name: Butterfly is a story for all teens grappling with friendship, family and the emotional storms ahead.
From Goodreads.

Recommended by: Lynn Miller-Lachmann.

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A Hundred Hours is Night by Anna WoltzA Hundred Hours is Night by Anna Woltz
Translator: Laura Watkinson

Part love letter to New York, part portrait of a girl and a city in crisis as Hurricane Sandy hits New York City.

When Emilia de Wit ran away to New York City, she planned everything to a T. Plane ticket, purchased. Cute apartment, rented online. Subway map, printed and highlighted. This was no ordinary trip -- this was Emilia's declaration of independence. Her chance to escape the life her parents were ruining. To get away from the horrible scandal that had rocked Amsterdam, the scandal that was all her dad's fault. To see if her mom, the glamorous, world-famous artist, would even notice.

New York steals Emilia's heart at first sight -- even though absolutely nothing goes to plan. She didn't plan to end up homeless on a stranger's doorstep. She didn't plan to make friends with Seth, Abby, and Jim. And she could never have known that Hurricane Sandy would be barreling up the coast, straight for the city.

All she wanted was to get away from her parents, her problems, her life . . . and when the storm hits and the power goes out, Emilia feels farther from home than she could have imagined.
From Goodreads.

Recommended by: Lynn Miller-Lachmann.

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The Letter For The King by Tonke DragtThe Letter For The King by Tonke Dragt
Translator: Laura Watkinson

The rule-book says that a young man who is to be knighted by King Dagonaut must pass the eve of the grand ceremony in silent vigil. However, Young Tiuri, son of the famous Tiuri the Valiant, breaks the rules - he opens the door to a stranger, who begs him to deliver a secret letter to the Black Knight with the White Shield. The letter is destined for the ruler of the neighbouring realm, King Unauwen, and concerns a matter of paramount importance. Tiuri accepts this dangerous mission, but when he arrives at the appointed place deep in the forest, he finds the Knight dying, murdered by the vicious Red Riders. As he races to deliver the letter to King Unauwen in the Knight's stead, Tiuri is pursued by the Red Riders, who threaten his life - but he is determined to fulfil his promise: the Black Knight must not have died in vain From Goodreads.

Recommnded by: @zoemrclarke.

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As Red As Blood by Salla SimukkaAs Red As Blood by Salla Simukka
Translator: Owen F. Witesman

Seventeen-year-old Lumikki Andersson is hardly your average teenager. She lives by herself in the city of Tampere, Finland, and has a firm rule to mind nobody's business but her own. But that rule is put to the test when she happens upon five hundred washed euro notes hanging up to dry in her school's darkroom, and it is shattered once Lumikki realises who owns them.

Caught in an increasingly tangled web of deception, corruption and danger, Lumikki finds herself navigating the Tampere's dark underbelly in the search to expose its shocking connection to the international drugs trade. Lumikki is smart, but is she smarter than a master criminal? Can she bring down the infamous 'Polar Bear' - or will she become another one of his victims?

The first part of a thrilling new Nordic crime series, AS RED AS BLOOD will have you on the edge of your seat until the last page is turned... and then some.
From Goodreads.

Recommended by: Caroline Hooton.

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A Winter’s Promise by Christelle DabosA Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos
Translated by: Hidegarde Serle

Where once there was unity, vastly different worlds now exist. Over each, the spirit of an omnipotent and immortal ancestor abides.

Long ago, following a cataclysm called the Rupture, the world was shattered into many floating celestial islands, known now as arks. Ophelia lives on Anima, where inhabitants can read the pasts of objects. What’s more, she is also a “mirror-traveler,” possessing an ability that has been passed down to her through generations. Her idyllic existence on Anima is disrupted when she is promised in marriage to Thorn, an influential member of a distant clan. Still only a girl, Ophelia must leave her family and follow her fiancé to Citaceleste, the capital of a cold and icy ark called Pole. But there, her future husband seems indifferent to her and she slowly realizes that her presence on Pole is part of a much bigger plot and has far-reaching ramifications not only for her but for her entire world.

An unforgettable heroine, an insightful study of relationships, a rich and bountiful universe, intrigue and suspense, A Winter’s Promise is perfect for readers of Margaret Rogerson, Scott Westerfeld, Melissa Albert, and N.K. Jemisin.
From Goodreads.

Recommended by: Sophie Cameron, & @bookdragonism.

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In Paris With You by Clémentine BeauvaisIn Paris With You by Clémentine Beauvais
Translator: Sam Taylor

Eugene and Tatiana could have fallen in love. If things had gone differently. If they had tried to really know each other. If it had just been them, and not the others. But that was years ago and time has found them far apart, leading separate lives.

Until they meet once more in Paris.

What really happened back then? And now? Could they ever be together after everything?
From Goodreads.

Recommended by: Aislinn O'Connell, @librarymice, & Kip Wilson,

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Piglettes by Clémentine BeauvaisPiglettes by Clémentine Beauvais
Translator: Clémentine Beauvais

A wickedly funny and life-affirming coming-of-age roadtrip story - winner of France's biggest prize for teen and YA fiction. Awarded the Gold, Silver and Bronze trotters after a vote by their classmates on Facebook, Mireille, Astrid and Hakima are officially the three ugliest girls in their school, but does that mean they're going to sit around crying about it?
Well... yes, a bit, but not for long! Climbing aboard their bikes, the trio set off on a summer roadtrip to Paris, their goal: a garden party with the French president. As news of their trip spreads they become stars of social media and television. With the eyes of the nation upon them the girls find fame, friendship and happiness, and still have time to consume an enormous amount of food along the way.
From Goodreads.

Recommended by: Rachel Strolle, Sophie CameronAislinn O'Connell, & @librarymice.

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The Killer’s Tears by Anne-Laure BondouxThe Killer’s Tears by Anne-Laure Bondoux
Translator: Y. Maudet

Angel Allegria arrives at the Poloverdos’ farmhouse. He kills the farmer and his wife, but he spares their child, Paolo. Together the killer and the boy begin a new life on this remote and rugged stretch of land in Chile.

On the afternoon when Angel Allegria arrives at the Poloverdos’ farmhouse, he kills the farmer and his wife. But he spares their child, Paolo – a young boy who will claim this as the day on which he was born. Together the killer and the boy begin a new life on this remote and rugged stretch of land in Chile.

Then Luis Secunda, a well-to-do and educated fellow from the city descends upon them. Paolo is caught in the paternal rivalry between the two men. But life resumes its course . . . until circumstances force the three to leave the farm. In doing so, Angel and Luis confront their pasts as well as their inevitable destinies – destinies that profoundly shape Paolo’s own future.
From Goodreads.

Recommended by: Lynn Miller-Lachmann.

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Just Like Tomorrow by Faïza GuèneJust Like Tomorrow by Faïza Guène
Translator: Sarah Adams

A startlingly sassy coming-of-age tale that realistically imagines the time when a girl feels she's on the outside, looking in. In the case of Doria, Guene's 15-year-old narrator, it is all too true. A child of Moroccan immigrants in France, the bellicose Doria is a cynical Muslim teenager in a Parisian suburb. Abandoned by her father, she and her mother inhabit a small flat in a concrete project far from the glamour, culture, and good schools in Paris. Doria is taunted for being different; her goodwill wardrobe, her family's poverty, and her poor learning skills all seem to point to the same destiny: a future without hope. Out of this clash of cultures, Doria struggles to find her place and escape the malaise she feels about her life. From Goodreads.

Recommended by: Sophie Cameron.

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Ascension by Victor DixenAscension by Victor Dixen
Translator: Daniel Hahn

Six girls, six boys. Each in the two separate bays of a single spaceship. They have six minutes each week to seduce and to make their choices, under the unblinking eye of the on-board cameras. They are the contenders in the Genesis programme, the world's craziest speed-dating show ever, aimed at creating the first human colony on Mars.

Leonor, an 18 year old orphan, is one of the chosen ones.
She has signed up for glory.
She has signed up for love.
She has signed up for a one-way ticket.
Even if the dream turns to a nightmare, it is too late for regrets.
From Goodreads.

Recommended by: @hscptcrash.

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Vango by Timothée de FombelleVango by Timothée de Fombelle
Translator: Sarah Ardizzone

A gripping mystery-adventure set in the 1930s interwar period about a character desperately searching for his identity.

Raised by a strange nanny in Sicily, Vango grows up with one friend, a priest Zefiro, who lives in a monastery hidden from sight. On reaching adulthood, Vango decides to follow in Zefiro’s steps, but at the moment he is taking his holy orders at Notre Dame in Paris, he is falsely accused of a crime and has to go on the run. This is a breathless and highly cinematic story that follows Vango traveling by Zeppelin across Europe from Stromboli to Nazi Germany, from Scotland to the Soviet Union, climbing the rooftops of Paris, crossing the paths of arms traffickers, crooked policemen, Russian spies and even Stalin.
From Goodreads.

Recommended by: @librarymice.

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The Book of Pearl by Timothée de FombelleThe Book of Pearl by Timothée de Fombelle
Translator: Sarah Ardizzone

A compelling story of a first love that defines a lifetime; perfect for fans of David Levithan, told with the intricate and beautiful writing style of bestselling author Timothee de Fombelle.

Joshua Pearl is from a world that our own no longer believes in - a world of fairytale. He knows that his great love is waiting for him in that distant place, but he is trapped in our time. As his memories begin to fade, he discovers strange objects, tiny fragments of a story from a long time ago.

Can Joshua remember the past and believe in his own story before his love is lost for ever?
From Goodreads.

Recommended by: @librarymice.

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Why We Took the Car by Wolfgang HerrndorfWhy We Took the Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf
Translator: Tim Mohr

Mike Klingenberg isn’t exactly what you’d call one of the cool kids at his school. For one, he doesn’t have many friends. (Okay, zero friends.) And everyone laughs when he has to read his essays out loud in class. (Not in a good way.) And he’s never, ever invited to parties—especially not the party of the year, thrown by the gorgeous Tatiana.

Andre Tschichatschow, a.k.a. Tschick (not even the teachers can pronounce his name), is new in school, and a whole different kind of unpopular. He always looks like he’s just been in a fight, he sleeps through nearly every class, and his clothes are a tragedy.

But one day Tschick shows up at Mike’s house out of the blue. Turns out he wasn’t invited to Tatiana’s party either, and he’s ready to do something about it. Forget the popular kids: Together, Mike and Tschick are heading out on a road trip across Germany. No parents, no map, no destination. Will they get hopelessly lost in the middle of nowhere? Probably. Will they make bad decisions, meet some crazy people, and get into trouble? Definitely. But will anyone ever call them boring again?

Not a chance.
From Goodreads.

Recommended by: Lynn Miller-Lachmann, & Chloe Sackur.

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Reckless: The Pretified Flesh by Cornelia FunkeReckless: The Pretified Flesh by Cornelia Funke
Translator: Oliver Latsch

Ever since Jacob Reckless was a child, he has been escaping to a hidden world through a portal in his father's abandoned study. Over the years, he has made a name for himself as a finder of enchanted items and buried secrets. He's also made many enemies and allies — most important, Fox, a beautiful shape-shifting vixen whom Jacob cares for more than he lets on.

But life in this other world is about to change. Tragedy strikes when Jacob's younger brother, Will, follows him through the portal. Brutally attacked, Will is infected with a curse that is quickly transforming him into a Goyl — a ruthless killing machine, with skin made of stone.

Jacob is prepared to fight to save his brother, but in a land built on trickery and lies, Jacob will need all the wit, courage, and reckless spirit he can summon to reverse the dark spell — before it's too late.
From Goodreads.

Recommended by: Dr Leah Phillips.

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Erebos by Ursula PoznanskiErebos by Ursula Poznanski
Translator: Judith Pattinson

'Enter. Or turn back. This is Erebos.'

Nick is given a sinister but brilliant computer game called Erebos. The game is highly addictive but asks its players to carry out actions in the real world in order to keep playing online, actions which become more and more terrifyingly manipulative. As Nick loses friends and all sense of right and wrong in the real world, he gains power and advances further towards his online goal - to become one of the Inner Circle of Erebos. But what is virtual and what is reality? How far will Nick go to achieve his goal? And what does Erebos really want?

Enter Erebos at your own risk. Exciting, suspenseful and totally unputdownable.
From Goodreads.

Recommended by: K. E. S. Library.

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White as Silence, Red as Song by Alessandro D'AveniaWhite as Silence, Red as Song by Alessandro D'Avenia

Leo is an ordinary sixteen-year-old: he loves hanging out with his friends, playing soccer, and zipping around on his motorbike. The time he has to spend at school is a drag, and his teachers are “a protected species that you hope will become extinct,” so when a new history and philosophy teacher arrives, Leo greets him with his usual antipathy. But this young man turns out to be different. His eyes sparkle when he talks, and he encourages his students to live passionately, and follow their dreams.

Leo now feels like a lion, as his name suggests, but there is still one thing that terrifies him: the color white. White is absence; everything related to deprivation and loss in his life is white. Red, on the other hand, is the color of love, passion and blood; red is the color of Beatrice’s hair. Leo's dream is a girl named Beatrice, the prettiest in school. Beatrice is irresistible - one look from her is enough to make Leo forget about everything else.

There is, however, a female presence much closer to Leo, which he finds harder to see because she’s right under his nose: the ever-dependable and serene Silvia. When he discovers that Beatrice has leukemia and that her disease is related to the white that scares him so much, Leo is forced to search within himself, to bleed and to be reborn. In the process, he comes to understand that dreams must never die, and he finds the strength to believe in something bigger than himself.

White as Silence, Red as Song is not only a coming-of-age story and the narrative of a school year, but it is also a bold novel that, through Leo's monologue - at times easy-going and full of verve, at times more intimate and anguished - depicts what happens when suffering and shock burst into the world of a teenager, and the world of adults is rendered speechless.
From Goodreads.

Recommended by: Vicky of Vicky Who Reads.

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The Beast Player by Nahoko UehashiThe Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi
Translator: Cathy Hirano

In epic YA fantasy about a girl with a special power to communicate with magical beasts and the warring kingdom only she can save.

Elin's family has an important responsibility: caring for the fearsome water serpents that form the core of their kingdom's army. So when some of the beasts mysteriously die, Elin's mother is sentenced to death as punishment. With her last breath she manages to send her daughter to safety.

Alone, far from home, Elin soon discovers that she can talk to both the terrifying water serpents and the majestic flying beasts that guard her queen. This skill gives her great powers, but it also involves her in deadly plots that could cost her life. Can she save herself and prevent her beloved beasts from being used as tools of war? Or is there no way of escaping the terrible battles to come?
From Goodreads.

Recommended by: Rachel StrolleZoey DixonDr Leah Phillips, & Hannah Love.

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Chain Mail by Hiroshi IshizakiChain Mail by Hiroshi Ishizaki
Translators: Richard Kim & Rachel Manija Brown

Four disillusioned Tokyo teenagers who have never met are suddenly drawn together by a mysterious chain mail message sent to their cell phones. From Goodreads.

Now out of print.

Recommended by: Sophie Cameron.


The Reason I Jump by Naoki HigashidaThe Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida
Translator: K.A. Yoshida & David Mitchell

This is actually a memoir, but it sounds amazing!

You’ve never read a book like The Reason I Jump. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within.

Using an alphabet grid to painstakingly construct words, sentences, and thoughts that he is unable to speak out loud, Naoki answers even the most delicate questions that people want to know. Questions such as: “Why do people with autism talk so loudly and weirdly?” “Why do you line up your toy cars and blocks?” “Why don’t you make eye contact when you’re talking?” and “What’s the reason you jump?” (Naoki’s answer: “When I’m jumping, it’s as if my feelings are going upward to the sky.”) With disarming honesty and a generous heart, Naoki shares his unique point of view on not only autism but life itself. His insights—into the mystery of words, the wonders of laughter, and the elusiveness of memory—are so startling, so strange, and so powerful that you will never look at the world the same way again.
From Goodreads.

Recommended by: Sally P.

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The Head of the Saint by Socorro AcioliThe Head of the Saint by Socorro Acioli
Translator: Daniel Hahn

Sheltering in the head of the statue of Saint Anthony, Samuel can hear people's prayers for love. Prayers that he can help answer.

News of his small acts of kindness soon spreads across the country and crowds gather around him hoping to find their true loves. But how can Samuel listen to Saint Anthony when he has legions of people calling on him?

When his gift becomes a burden life doesn't look as sweet for Samuel and things just have to change.
From Goodreads.

Recommended by: Lynn Miller-Lachmann

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Playing a Part by Daria WilkePlaying a Part by Daria Wilke
Translator: Marian Schwartz

For as long as Grisha can remember, the Moscow puppet theater has been his favorite place in the world, his home away from home. The dressing rooms and workshops, the gorgeous marble lobby, the secret passages backstage—he knows them like the back of his hand, and each time the curtain rises and the stage comes alive, it feels magical.

But life outside the theater is a different story. The boys in Grisha's class bully him mercilessly, and his own grandfather says hateful things about how Grisha's not "macho" enough. And to make things worse, Sam, Grisha's favorite actor and mentor, is moving away: He's leaving the country to escape the extreme homophobia he faces in Russia. Normally, Grisha would turn to his best friend, Sashok, for support, but she's dealing with problems of her own as she faces a potentially life-threatening heart condition.

Grisha's world is crumbling. He needs to find the strength to stand up to bullies and be there for his friends—but how?

Playing a Part, the first young adult novel from Russia to be translated into English, is a story at once brave, heartbreaking, and hopeful.
From Goodreads.

Apparently banned in Russia.

Looks to be out of print, but available on Kindle.

Recommended by: Lynn Miller-Lachmann.


Vita Nostra by Marina & Sergey DyachenkoVita Nostra by Marina & Sergey Dyachenko
Translator: Julia Meitov Hersey

Our life is brief . . .

While vacationing at the beach with her mother, Sasha Samokhina meets the mysterious Farit Kozhennikov under the most peculiar circumstances. The teenage girl is powerless to refuse when this strange and unusual man with an air of the sinister directs her to perform a task with potentially scandalous consequences. He rewards her effort with a strange golden coin.

As the days progress, Sasha carries out other acts for which she receives more coins from Kozhennikov. As summer ends, her domineering mentor directs her to move to a remote village and use her gold to enter the Institute of Special Technologies. Though she does not want to go to this unknown town or school, she also feels it’s the only place she should be. Against her mother’s wishes, Sasha leaves behind all that is familiar and begins her education.

As she quickly discovers, the institute’s "special technologies" are unlike anything she has ever encountered. The books are impossible to read, the lessons obscure to the point of maddening, and the work refuses memorization. Using terror and coercion to keep the students in line, the school does not punish them for their transgressions and failures; instead, their families pay a terrible price. Yet despite her fear, Sasha undergoes changes that defy the dictates of matter and time; experiences which are nothing she has ever dreamed of . . . and suddenly all she could ever want.
From Goodreads.

Recommended by: @mydustybooks.

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City of the Beasts by Isabel AllendeCity of the Beasts by Isabel Allende

An ecological romance with a pulsing heart, equal parts Rider Haggard and Chico Buarque -- one of the world's greatest and most beloved storytellers broadens her style and reach with a Amazonian adventure story which will appeal to all ages Fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold has the chance to take the trip of a lifetime. With his mother in hospital, too ill to look after him, Alex is sent out to his grandmother Kate -- a fearless reporter with blue eyes 'as sharp as daggers' points'. Kate is about to embark on an expedition to the dangerous, remote world of the Amazon rainforest, but rather than change her plans, she simply takes Alex along with her. They set off with their team -- including a local guide and his daughter Nadia, with her wild, curly hair and skin the colour of honey -- in search of a fabled headhunting tribe and a legendary, marauding creature known to locals only as 'the Beast', only to find out much, much more about the mysteries of the jungle and its inhabitants. In a novel rich in adventure, magic and spirit, internationally-celebrated novelist Isabel Allende takes readers of all ages on a voyage of discovery and wonder, deep into the heart of the Amazon. From Goodreads.

Recommended by: Lynn Miller-Lachmann & Mariana Mouzinho.

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Maya's Notebook by Isabel AllendeMaya's Notebook by Isabel Allende
Translator: Anne McLean

Isabel Allende’s latest novel, set in the present day (a new departure for the author), tells the story of a 19-year-old American girl who finds refuge on a remote island off the coast of Chile after falling into a life of drugs, crime, and prostitution. There, in the company of a torture survivor, a lame dog, and other unforgettable characters, Maya Vidal writes her story, which includes pursuit by a gang of assassins, the police, the FBI, and Interpol. In the process, she unveils a terrible family secret, comes to understand the meaning of love and loyalty, and initiates the greatest adventure of her life: the journey into her own soul. From Goodreads.

Recommended by: Mariana Mouzinho.

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The Murderer's Ape by Jakob WegeliusThe Murderer's Ape by Jakob Wegelius
Translator: Peter Graves

Sally Jones is an extraordinary gorilla and a brilliant ship's engineer who sails the high seas on The Hudson Queen with her loyal friend the Chief. One day the shipmates are offered a mysterious job that promises to pay big bucks, but then disaster strikes, the job goes wrong and the Chief is falsely convicted of murder.

For Sally Jones this is the start of a grand adventure and a desperate quest to clear her friend's name. By freighter, steam train and bi-plane the intrepid ape journeys from Lisbon to Bombay and beyond in search of the truth. But powerful forces are working against her, and they will do anything to protect their own secrets...
From Goodreads.

Recommended by: Leanne Wain & @EnchantedBooks.

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Thank you to absolutely everyone who recommended these books to me! I have some wonderful reading ahead of me!

I should also give an honourable mentions to MG novels that were recommended; The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti (translated from Italian by Denise Muir - recommended by Sophia ZarifisMoribito: Guardian of the Spirit by Nahoko Uehashi (can't find the translator - recommended by Ellie of Fae on the Shelf), and Oska Pollock series by Anne Plichota & Cendrine Wolf (translated from French by Sue Rose - recommend by Dr Leah Phillips).

And one final honourable mention to a YA fantasy being published in 2012, The Widow's Queen by Elżbieta Cherezińska (translated from by Maya Zakrzewska-Pim - recommended by Ellie of Fae on the shelf).

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What are your thoughts on YA in translation? Have you read many? Have you read any of the books listed? Any others you could recommend to me? Let me know in the comments!

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