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Monday, July 6, 2015

Soundless (YA)

Book #88 Read in 2015
Soundless by Richelle Mead (YA)

This is a fantasy/folklore book from the author of the Vampire Academy books.  I read it in one sitting.  Based on a top of a mountain, a village of artists, miners or servants have been deaf for generations.  They trade metal from the mines for food from the line keeper down the mountain.  Unexpectedly, a young artist regains her hearing.  She and her boyhood crush scale down the mountain to try to get more food for their village.  They come across a whole new world...but is it safe?  Will they help or harm their village?

This book was well written.  The main characters were interesting and complex.  The weaving of folklore and fantasy was well done and balanced.  I could see both high school girls and boys liking this book, as well as adults.  I received a copy of this book from Amazon Vine in exchange for a honest review.

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