May 8, 2016

Flights of Fantasy Book Club #3: Jay Kristoff


We're onto our third book club selection! Since our second book club choice didn't work out for me, I'm extra hopeful about The Lotus War Trilogy by Jay Kristoff, which includes three books: Stormdancer, Kinslayer and Endsinger. I've been curious about this series for a while now and I can't wait to read this with Alexa and the rest of you! (If you'd like to join us!)

If you didn't know, Alexa and I are doing a book club every other month along with our #FlighstsofFantasy reading challenge. There's no official readalong so feel free to read at your own pace. We'll be reading the books this month and posting our thoughts in June. Here's more about the series:


Summary | Arashitoras are supposed to be extinct. So when Yukiko and her warrior father Masaru are sent to capture one for the Shõgun, they fear that their lives are over – everyone knows what happens to those who fail the Lord of the Shima Isles. But the mission proves less impossible and more deadly than anyone expects. Soon Yukiko finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in her country's last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled arashitora for company. Although she can hear his thoughts, and saved his life, all she knows for certain is he'd rather see her dead than help her. Yet trapped together in the forest, Yukiko and the beast soon discover a bond that neither of them expected.

Meanwhile, the country around them verges on collapse. A toxic fuel is choking the land, the machine-powered Lotus Guild is publicly burning those they deem Impure, and the Shõgun cares for nothing but his own dominion. Authority has always made Yukiko, but her world changes when she meets Kin, a young man with secrets, and the rebel Kagé cabal. She learns the horrifying extent of the Shõgun's crimes, both against her country and her family.

Returning to the city, Yukiko is determined to make the Shõgun pay – but what can one girl and a flightless arashitora do against the might of an empire?

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Will you be joining us this month?

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I'm looking forward to FINALLY reading this series, as I've meant to read it for ages. Here's to hoping we both enjoy it!

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