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Forest of Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao


Fairyloot October
book was a Villainous read about an Asian Evil Queen. I did not expected much of it because I do not like Snowwhite's story and I'm new to the Asian setting. I do think that Asian culture is very interesting to learn from and about.

Xifeng (shefung) is a poor girl who lives with her aunt in a little village in Feng Lu, all she has is the education her aunt taught her and her beauty. Her destiny is shown in the cards...to become the next Empress. So she set out towards the palace.... This is such a nice retelling from the POV of a villain! That is something I haven't read before. And I really liked it. Xifeng develops towards the Evil Queen and it is really nice to see that happen.


Dao has a really nice writingstyle, I couldn't put the book down. Even if you don't read as much as I do or if you are not as good in English you can still easily read this book.

☆☆☆☆,5

If you doubt to read this book, do it! The series/duology is called "The Rise of the Empress" and I cannot wait for the sequil to be published somewhere in 2018!

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