2 Stars · 2016 · Book Reviews · Fantasy · Young Adult

Soundless │ Richelle Mead

Book Cover - Soundless


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.

2 stars


If I had to pick on word to describe this book it would be: BORING.

Fei is the main character and I had a hard time finding anything that I liked about her.

I was so confused with this book. The miners are treated like dirt but they are the ones that carry all the responsibility for the village and keep everyone from starving. But Fei as a painter is held in higher esteem. The whole painting the news was sort of silly. You would think that every villager would be working their butts off in the mine.

The world building was very minimal and disappointing.

I don’t want to give away any spoilers but the way the book ended also irked me.

The think that I did like about this book was the cover… I can’t think of anything else at the moment.



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