Author: Richelle Mead
Published: November 10, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
Summary: 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.
As soon as I found myself starting to fall into a reading slump, which I literally just got out of a two month long one and was so not trying to go back, I picked this book up. I’ve seen review after review say how it got them out of a reading slump, or in some cases an on coming one, and all I can say is that it 100% worked and I’m back in action.
I’ve never really been a huge fan of standalones, or even duologies, to be honest, because I love a good series so much. Buuuuut, I can’t say that anymore. This has to be one of the best standalones I’ve read in such a long time, I might actually get back into them.
And although I’m glad everything was solved and worked out, I have two things I wish could have happened.
The first, obviously more world building because it just seems like there’s so much potential for it!
The second, would be that she made this into a series or maybe had a spin off of it. While it was a good short read, I definitely wouldn’t mind going back into the world with the great pixius. I’m such a sucker for mythical creatures, and while we got a good enough description of them, I would love to see what it was like before, or even maybe a book that is set after this one.
I’ll literally take anything. I’m desperate here, people, desperate. I love this story line, and I just want more.