Soundless by Richelle Mead
Release Date: November 10, 2015
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: In a village without sound…
For as long as Fei can remember, no one in her village has been able to hear. Rocky terrain and frequent avalanches make it impossible to leave the village, so 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. Many go hungry. Fei and all the people she loves are plunged into crisis, with nothing to look forward to but darkness and starvation.
One girl hears a call to action…
Until one night, Fei is awoken by a searing noise. Sound becomes her weapon.
She sets out to uncover what’s happened to her and to fight the dangers threatening her village. A handsome miner with a revolutionary spirit accompanies Fei on her quest, bringing with him new risks and the possibility of romance. They embark on a majestic journey from the peak of their jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiguo, where a startling truth will change their lives forever…
And unlocks a power that will save her people.
My Thoughts: When I first read the summary of this one, I was excited. A world where nobody can hear? And nobody has for a while. This really intrigued me. I needed to know how Mead was going to capture this.
I started off reading Soundless with a bang. I really enjoyed the beginning. Learning about Fei and her sister and how they get by. How they live their lives and on top of that how it all works. We also get introduced to a boy named Le Wei (was that his name)? I really liked him. I liked how tough but yet how sweet he was. I loved how he wanted to protect his father and even Fei.
As I got about halfway through the book, I started to not really want to read it anymore. It just stopped really pulling me in. Maybe its my reading mood, maybe once I knew more about why they couldn’t hear I just wasn’t as involved anymore. I don’t know. I liked this one but didn’t love it. If you like Mead’s previous works, go for it. Give this one a chance and tell me what you think.
Overall: This one really pulled me in towards the beginning than it just went downhill for me. I liked it but didn’t love it. And I just wasn’t that involved with any of the characters either. It was just okay to me.
Cover: I do like the cover! Almost has a mysterious feel to it, yet it’s all out there.
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