Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday - Soundless by Richelle Mead

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine,  that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating or books that are in our TBR pile.  This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is


Summary (by Goodreads)

From Richelle Mead, the #1 internationally bestselling author of Vampire Academy and Bloodlines, comes a breathtaking new fantasy steeped in Chinese folklore. 

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...

I focused on East Asian studies in school and I remember reading tons of Asian folklore.  I am really looking forward to seeing what Richelle Mead has to bring to the table with this series.  It is such a departure from her Vampire Academy series and the Bloodlines spin-off series.  There won't be any blood suckers here but I'm sure there will be some supernatural aspect to this series!

- Christinabean

1 comment:

  1. this is interesting. It would be fun to see if she uses real asian terms

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