Forest of A Thousand LanternsBook - 2017
Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng's majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high? Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins--sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.
Publisher: New York, NY : Philomel Books, 2017.
Branch Call Number: TEEN DAO
Characteristics: 363 pages ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Forest of 1,000 lanterns
From Library Staff
Asian-inspired fantasy reimagining of Snow White's evil queen: sometimes a powerful woman going after what she wants is way more fun and interesting that pink princesses.