Author: Richelle Mead
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Publication Date: November 10, 2015
Synopsis: 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.
OUR THOUGHTS: This book sounds soooo gooood! A village tucked away in the mountains where sound doesn't exist, how crazy would that be! Does that mean the other four senses of the people in the village are incredibly heightened? What is it like to grow up with no sound? How terrifying must it be to live on a mountain where avalances happen but you can't hear them coming? And what's up with this mysterious kingdom, Beiguo? How come they don't offer more assistance? Do they lack sound too? We have so many questions!! We can't wait to discover the answers once this book comes out!