Thursday, April 13, 2017

Book Review - A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe

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Review by Suze
 
Sora is part of Mt. Fuji's kami population, they are all guardians of the natural world. She's trained her whole life to be like her parents, sacred royal kami with plenty of ki, the life energy that kami need to use their talents. When an army of ghosts tries to take over Mt. Fuji, Sora is being sent to Tokyo. She discovers she isn't a kami princess like she thought, instead her powers have always been borrowed and aren't her own. She's a changeling and needs to find her human parents, because they are raising the incredibly powerful girl who's supposed to save Mt. Fuji. Sora has a very short time to train her. Her own powers are dwindling, but that doesn't mean she's helpless. Sora still plays a big part in the mission to rescue the kami she's always loved and felt at home with, will she be able to do it?

A Mortal Song is a gripping story about a regular girl who was raised among kami. Her powers aren't constant and Sora has always been struggling with them without knowing the reason. I felt sad for her that she lives on borrowed ki and knows she isn't kami, while she used to love being part of them. Finding out that she isn't actually a member of the kami population is heartbreaking for Sora. The people she loves and sees as family haven't told her the truth and her home isn't her real home. Instead of breaking down because of this devastating news she tries to rescue everyone she holds dear. She goes as far as her human body will allow and she's strong, capable and smart. She's a skilled fighter and I loved reading about her adventures. A Mortal Song is an adrenaline rush filled with fabulous characters. Sora is amazing and she has interesting friends who are there to help her with her mission.

I absolutely loved Megan Crewe's world building. Her story kept me on the edge of my seat and I loved reading the combat scenes of A Mortal Song. She writes about movement in a skilled and compelling way. I'm a big fan of stories set in Japan and this is definitely a fascinating one. Sora's time is limited and she's in a dangerous situation. I really enjoyed reading about her usually risky experiences. A Mortal Song is a fabulous story filled with great magic, creepy ghosts, enchanting creatures and a thrilling mission.

Advice

A Mortal Song is a fabulous fantasy story set in Japan with great battles and fascinating main characters, who are fighting against a large army of ghosts. If you're a fan of original fantasy you will definitely like A Mortal Song.

14 comments:

  1. I love books set in Japan :) It sounds awesome.

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  2. I enjoy exploring new worlds and the cover is lovely for this book.

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  3. Super awesome cover and sounds great! :)

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  4. Lots of different levels on which to like this novel: the different culture, the fantasy element, the pain of discovering you're not who you always thought you were ...

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  5. I haven't reada story with Japan featured as the primary location.

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  6. The world-building looks cool!

    --Trix

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  7. I loved this book! The setting and the magic world created by the author is amazing and fascinating. Great review!

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  8. Good review. I really want to read this book; I like the Japanese art on the cover too. ;)

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  9. The cover for A Mortal Song is reminiscent of my nephew's anime obsession. :) I love it. The blurb is fascinating & I feel sad for Sora who discovers she's a changeling. In many ways her story is one that family is not defined by blood, but by love. Thanks for the review!

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  10. I've never read a book like this before. Looks like I'm missing out.

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  11. Japan is one of the places I want to visit. ❤

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