SERPENTINE is a sweeping fantasy set in the ancient Kingdom of Xia and inspired by the rich history of Chinese mythology.Why: The fact that Serpentine is by Cindy Pon is reason enough for me to be "wishing" for a copy of her newest book. Her writing, world building, and characterizations are so incredible that I am beyond in need of this book.
Lush with details from Chinese folklore, SERPENTINE tells the coming of age story of Skybright, a young girl who worries about her growing otherness. As she turns sixteen, Skybright notices troubling changes. By day, she is a companion and handmaid to the youngest daughter of a very wealthy family. But nighttime brings with it a darkness that not even daybreak can quell.
When her plight can no longer be denied, Skybright learns that despite a dark destiny, she must struggle to retain her sense of self – even as she falls in love for the first time.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Wish List Wednesday: Serpentine
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