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"A fantasy adventure steeped in Chinese folklore about a teenage girl named Fei. When her village is suddenly in danger, Fei finds herself on a journey from the peak of her jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiguo, where a startling truth and an unlikely romance will change her life forever"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Razorbill,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781595147639
1595147632
Characteristics: 266 pages ; 23 cm

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Rozywang
Aug 15, 2017

This book was ok but very unique. The main characters kinda reminded me of Mulan. The storyline is unique but overall, it wasn't super interesting. It's good for a quick read.

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jodylewandowski
Jul 26, 2016

Fei has so many great qualities - sensitive, artistic, compassionate, loyal, brave. She takes a huge step in breaking so many of her culture's mores in order to better her community. And the romance that built between Fei and Li Wei feels authentic and sweet.
It's possible this could be set almost anywhere, but the relationships and expectations of Fei's culture ring true. Fei's struggle with adapting to hearing also feels authentic to me - I'm having trouble adapting to a hearing aid after living with only one good ear my whole life. My concerns with the story are less with the setting and more with logic. When we learn that toxins in the mine are causing the deafness and now the blindness, I have to question why now? Why did generations of people mine without losing their sight and now blindness is "spreading" like a germ? Especially for Zhang Jing who only recently began observing in the mine on a daily basis while Li Wei has worked several years with no ill effects? The answer that the toxins affect everyone in different ways is inadequate. And to bring the mythical creatures in as a fix - but only for some - also feels arbitrary.

LoganLib_Kirra Jun 17, 2016

A unqiue tale about a village without sound and soon without sight. The village relies on food supplied from a kingdom down below that they poor for by supplying from their mines. Their people are growing weaker and when the food stops coming from the greedy people blow Fei risks everything to make the dangerous journey down the mountain to reason with the man behind the system.

This book is a stand-alone novel that wraps up well in the end.

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Mahala
Dec 15, 2015

A light easy read that I really enjoyed. Both Hero and heroine were brave and selfless. Though got a special place in my heart for the hero :), it was a bit of a stretch at the end but it worked. Love all Richelle Mead's books.

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