Wednesday, August 12, 2015

WoW: Soundless by Richelle Mead

A weekly post hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

Title: Soundless
Author: Richelle Mead
RELEASE DATE: November 10th 2015
Publisher: Razorbill

Goodreads Blurb:

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'm not much of a fan of Ms. Mead's Vampire Academy, but I did enjoy her Gameboard of the Gods. So I have a 50-50 chance with this book. However, I believe the odds are in my favor because the blurb makes it sound enchantingly mysterious and worldly.

Also, I love learning about different cultures so a book entrenched in Chinese folklore is right up my alley. I don't have many expectations with this book, ergo I hope to be pleasantly surprised when I read it. Which itself is most decidedly an expectation...

I can't wait for this to release so I can move past my decided indecisiveness regarding my expectations for this book.