Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
I had ‘hopes’ for this book. Not of the high sort but I thought it would be a fun experience to read from a deaf character’s point of view. It turned out to be astoundingly one dimensional. Soundless wasn’t boring enough for me to DNF it but I couldn’t quite bring myself to willingly pick it up between classes and that, my friends, reflects poorly on the book.
It wasn’t engaging enough and the foundation, I found, was weak.
Overall, I thought this book was okay. I just hate that it took up 5 days of my life and almost put me into a reading slump.
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.
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