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Flashback Friday: SILVER PHOENIX by Cindy Pon
February 20th, 2015 by Liza Wiemer

Flashback Friday: SILVER PHOENIX5577995

by Cindy Pon

Hardcover, 338 pages

Published April 28, 2009

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Buy it here: IndieBound | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository

Connect with the author: Goodreads | Website | Twitter

Literary awards

From Goodreads:

No one wanted Ai Ling. And deep down she is relieved—despite the dishonor she has brought upon her family—to be unbetrothed and free, not some stranger’s subservient bride banished to the inner quarters.

But now, something is after her. Something terrifying—a force she cannot comprehend. And as pieces of the puzzle start to fit together, Ai Ling begins to understand that her journey to the Palace of Fragrant Dreams isn’t only a quest to find her beloved father but a venture with stakes larger than she could have imagined.

Bravery, intelligence, the will to fight and fight hard . . . she will need all of these things. Just as she will need the new and mysterious power growing within her. She will also need help.

It is Chen Yong who finds her partly submerged and barely breathing at the edge of a deep lake. There is something of unspeakable evil trying to drag her under. On a quest of his own, Chen Yong offers that help . . . and perhaps more.

My Review:

Silver Phoenix (Kingdom of Xia, #1)Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon

This novel was recommended to me by Heidi @ YABibliophile.com. Thanks Heidi! I got sucked into the folklore immediately and feel in love with the characters. Seventeen-year-old Ai Ling waits for her father to return from the Palace of Fragment Dreams. When he doesn’t return and Ai Ling may be forced to marry a horrible man as his fourth wife, she leaves home alone in a quest to find her father. On her journey she meets Chen Yong. They travel through the Kingdom of Xia and into the Immortal Realms along with Chen Yong’s brother. The action and evil spirits the Ai Ling and Chen Yong encounter are creepy, but not too scary that you’ll have nightmares. I actually loved these scenes for their action and description. The story will keep you intrigued and moves at a fast pace. It’s an incredible adventure. Cindy Pon incorporates all the senses, definitely mastering the taste and smell with mention to food and scents!
I already have the sequel on order! Can’t wait to read it. I highly recommend this novel!

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One Response  
jaime writes:
February 21st, 2015 at 9:14 am

ohhhh I need to check this one out! I haven’t heard of it before!

Thank you for being so lovely and for joining us for FBF!!

xo
jaime

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