Forest of A Thousand Lanterns

Forest of A Thousand Lanterns

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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.
ISBN: 9781524738297
Branch Call Number: TEEN DAO
Characteristics: 363 pages ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Forest of 1,000 lanterns


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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.

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JCLChrisK Jun 28, 2018

I really enjoyed the setting and the characters were well developed. I just couldn't enjoy the nature of the protagonist's villainy, which kept me from liking it more.

I think this was probably one of the more interesting fantasy novels I read in 2017. It was refreshing, not having an extremely self-righteous protagonist. Especially since you don’t know if she’s the protagonist or antagonist.


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Jan 16, 2018

misschelsey thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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