[Summary Forest of a Thousand Lanterns] ebook Author Julie C. Dao



10 thoughts on “Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

  1. says:

    “Beware Xifeng of magic that comes too easily There is a price for everything as she learned and you too will learn Some magic reuires blood Other magic reuires a piece of your own self and eats away at your soul” 4 12 stars In short Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is an East Asia inspired fantasy in which a young woman chooses ruthless ambition and power over the love of a hot guy Halle freaking lujahI should proba

  2. says:

    I adore an anti heroine story and Julie C Dao achieves this with flying colors in a lush richly developed fanta

  3. says:

    This was SO good and I'm just really angry that it took me so long to read it or listen to it actually I loved how it twist

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  5. says:

    More like Forest of a Thousand Dull ChaptersI have nothing against slow paced books I think it's alright for some stories to take longer to unfold and be detailed and conseuently descriptive You don’t for exam

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    Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is a dark and gruesome East Asian fantasy about Xifeng a beautiful peasant girl who has always been told that she is destined for greatness Xifeng is raised by her abusive auntGuma who longs t

  7. says:

    this is a tricky one to rate because theres something about the story that makes it sooo boring but uite interesting at the same time its difficult to describe but no matter how monotonous i thought this was i still kept reading many would describe this as a good thing but i wanted the writingstory be better in the first placemost of the boredom came from the MC she is extremely self centred and only cares about her looks i understand this

  8. says:

    “I was a born a woman into this world” she said echoing the concubine’s words “And I will play the game but I won’t lose” I’m not mad I’m just a little disappointed okay okay okay actually let me level here I LOVE Xifeng love her so much Julie C Dao knew what she was DOING with that character “But in weakness you find your strength You leave pieces of yourself in everyone you love Is that not the greatest power to endure

  9. says:

    Full review postedI don’t think this book is TERRIBLE I just think that the synopsis DECEIVED me and I’ve faced too much betrayal from my loved ones books to continue being a victim to such treachery I’m lying I clearly never learn since I keep reading kasie west books Pros this gonna be short oops Asian se

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I was a born a woman into this world she said echoing the concubine s words And I will play the game but I won t lose I m not mad I m just a little disappointed okay okay okay actually let me level here I LOVE Xifeng love her so much Julie C Dao knew what she was DOING with that character But in weakness you find your strength You leave pieces of yourself in everyone you love Is that not the greatest power to endure in that way I don t know Xifeng said in a low voice I may never know Xifeng has this wonderful selfishness to her that I think authors often shy away from Moral greyness is always fantastic but I love how completely unlikable Xifeng is at times here she does not have anything but selfish intent and the narrative does not pretend otherwise I don t know how it works but I am incredibly impressed by the fact that it doesUnfortunately I felt this just lacked a little uhhhhh plot The first 40% is deadass one of the worst beginnings to a book that is trying to be this dark and twisted it is boring lacks plot lacks any sort of intrigue and could be split by half in length with no change to the overall plot and honestly I wish it were split into a third of its current length Even when we get to the palace the book really lacks plot honestly it simply makes up for it all with Xifeng s wonderful moral ambiguityI will also admit I did not like Guma s characterization at all She s an abusive parent figure to Xifeng both physically and mentally and it does that whole arc where it s revealed that there were extenuating circumstances However I found these reasons really flimsy or maybe I was just annoyed at the implication that Xifeng s darkness is caused by the fact that she won t forgive her abusive parental figure That s something that pops up a lot in literature and it consistently bothers me I will say that this complaints felt like slightly less of a problem while I was reading the book the narrative feels in some ways far nuanced than simple abusive mom forgiven and so I think I usually would have been waaaaaaay mad I will also say I was really not invested in the romance It s supposed to make you sad because it s lowkey tragic but it s just so deeply unromantic on every level I didn t like Wei very much and I can t tell if you re supposed to he s incredibly possessive in the first half and I was not a fan The girl hate plotline admittedly does feel a bit subversive because Xifeng learns from Lady Sun but it doesn t work because Lady Sun is so flat villain in characterization although yes she is a damn cool villain You can probably tell I was not invested in or interested in any character relationships except one Xifeng s with the Empress And I really wish that relationship got pagetime What we do get is great but it lacks a lot of depth Maybe I just love Xifeng too much because she s the power hungry bitch Lady Macbeth Evil ueen amalgamation of my heart I m not sure if I ll be reading the seuel to this but I ll pick up other works by Julie C Dao I have a feeling she s going to pull a Leigh Bardugo on us all and write my favorite book of all time in three yearsBlog Goodreads Twitter Instagram Youtube The Dying Game 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 Contemporary Japanese Architects of the recently killed For the god who has sent her nus-f-eacute-minins-mod-egrave-les-d-atelier-pour-l-artiste on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute. 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Summary Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil ueen legend about one peasant girl's uest to become Empress and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destinyEighteen 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 i. I adore an anti heroine story and Julie C Dao achieves this with flying colors in a lush richly developed fantasy world of myth monarchy and magic Xifeng is an unusual and wonderfully complex protagonist of ambitious agency I couldn t stop reading about her journey Go pre order this beauty immediately Sticks And Stones Broken Heart 2 of The Evil ueen legend about 50 Debate Prompts For Kids one peasant girl's uest to become Empress and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destinyEighteen year Curiosity old Xifeng is beautiful The stars say she is destined for greatness that she is meant to be Empress A Matter For Men War Against The Chtorr 1 of myth monarchy and magic Xifeng is an unusual and wonderfully complex protagonist le-choix-de-la-d-eacute-faite-les-eacute-lites-fran-ccedil-aises-dans-les-ann-eacute-es-1930 of ambitious agency I couldn t stop reading about her journey Go pre The Hearts Victory order this beauty immediately

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F 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. More like Forest of a Thousand Dull ChaptersI have nothing against slow paced books I think it s alright for some stories to take longer to unfold and be detailed and conseuently descriptive You don t for example want to read a mystery novel that is not at all mysterious because you barely had time to guess who the killer was that BAAAM You already finished the bookBut if I m not interested it doesn t matter how beautiful your writing is If I don t care about the characters it doesn t matter that what they re experiencing is challenging and mentally or physically exhausting for them It won t affect me And unfortunately that s what happened here Retellings fascinate me We can be deep in conversation if I hear someone say the word retelling I m going to stop you right there and turn my attention to the one who uttered the magic word Come here you Let s chatI liked the idea An East Asian inspired retelling of The Evil ueen Hello how can you not be intrigued I dare you to yawn It s a premise that you don t hear every day and originality is necessary in YA fantasy fictionNECESSARYAnd yet I did yawn reading this And yet I did struggle to sparkle my own interest in the book because the latter certainly failed to do that But it s not my job to make myself actively interested in a story right That s the author s job Great concept dull execution Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin