Soundless by Richelle Mead

Let’s first take a moment to admire the beauty of this cover…

Now, let’s gush over some Chinese mythology folklore…

(Am I  alone in my love of Rob Patz?)

Okay, that’s done.

So this novel looks amazing and I cannot wait to read it! It’s a novel set in historical China, with mythology and folklore galore (catch that), and a female lead that is actually Chinese, unlike some novels – Tiger’s Curse. It incorporates all of my favorite things along with some high fantasy that’s always exciting to read. I need a copy NOW! And luckily it’s available now. Let’s not forget about the author, Richelle Mead who also wrote some international bestsellers with her young adult, paranormal series Vampire Academy (now a Motion Picture) and Bloodlines, which was kind of a big deal. Let’s cross our fingers for this to be good.

For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom.

When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink and many go hungry. Fei’s home, the people she loves, and her entire existence is plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation.

But soon Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon.

Richelle Mead takes readers on a triumphant journey from the peak of Fei’s jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiugo, where a startling truth and an unlikely romance will change her life forever..

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