Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Book Review | Soundless by Richelle Mead

Title: Soundless
Author: Richelle Mead
Publication: November 10th 2015 by Razorbill
Series: Standalone
Pages: 272
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Copy: Hardcover; Birthday gift
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.

My Rating: 7/10

My Review: The idea for this book is really great. It's new and refreshing, and it was so cool to see Fei hearing sound for the first time. However, I felt like something was really off with this book. I had really high expectations going into it, because of my love for Vampire Academy and Bloodlines, but Soundless was kind of a let down.  It's an okay story, but it was underdeveloped and I just didn't get that same feeling that I did in Richelle's previous books.

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