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Author: Richelle Mead
Published On: November 10th 2015
Published By: Razorbill
Date: Winter 2015
Purchased From: Barnes and Noble
In a village without sound…
For as long as Fei can remember, no one in her village has been able to hear. Rocky terrain and frequent avalanches make it impossible to leave the village, so 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. Many go hungry. Fei and all the people she loves are plunged into crisis, with nothing to look forward to but darkness and starvation.
One girl hears a call to action…
Until one night, Fei is awoken by a searing noise. Sound becomes her weapon.
She sets out to uncover what’s happened to her and to fight the dangers threatening her village. A handsome miner with a revolutionary spirit accompanies Fei on her quest, bringing with him new risks and the possibility of romance. They embark on a majestic journey from the peak of their jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiguo, where a startling truth will change their lives forever…
And unlocks a power that will save her people.
Why Do I Want to Read It?
This was a total impulse buy.
Let me set the scene:
“It was a cold winter day, I walked into the warm arms of one of my favorite book stores and let myself be wrapped up by the scent of old books and over-priced (yet delicious!) coffee.
Sitting on a median style table between the magazine section and newly printed releases was a table of signed books…”
I could keep going but that’s all you really need to know. I loved signed books -maybe more than Dr. Pepper and, trust me, I love “checkin’ in” to his office. 😉
Despite the reasoning behind my purchase, I have never read a Richelle Mead novel and I do think that, with this book being narrated by a deaf character, it will be an interesting (and happy!) experience.