A Book of the Month(TM) Selection
A Publishers Lunch Spring/Summer 2019 YA Buzz Book
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2020 Chelsey Award for Best Cover Illustration Finalist
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B&N Teen: "20 of Our Most Anticipated YA Debuts of 2019"
Goodreads: "Spring's Most Epic YA Books"
Buzzfeed: "24 YA Books to Devour During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month"
A gripping tale full of intrigue, unpredictable twists, and betrayal--this is the Chinese fantasy readers have been waiting for
. - Hafsah Faizal, New York Times
-bestselling author of the Sands of Arawiya duology Descendant of the Crane
is my favorite kind of story: lyrical, romantic, politically complex
, but most of all, driven by an iron-willed heroine who will do what must be done--no matter the cost. -Kristen Ciccarelli, internationally bestselling author of The Last Namsara A beautiful debut
with thrilling politics and strokes of magic, set in a lush world that feels real and weighted with its own complex history. -Lori M. Lee, author of the Gates of Thread and Stone series and contributor to A Thousand Beginnings and Endings
Joan He has penned a lovely and intriguing tale of secrets, family, and betrayal. You'll be drawn in
by this marvelously vivid world... and keep turning the pages for the plot twists! -Traci Chee, New York Times
bestselling author of The Reader
Deep world-building, magical family secrets, and intricate palace politics--Descendant of the Crane soars from page one.
Its twists and treacheries kept me guessing until the very end. - Rachel Hartman, New York Times
bestselling author of Seraphina
The plot twists are truly dizzying at times, and everyone, from villain to ally, has an intriguing backstory... With complex world-building and character development, readers tired of cookie-cutter stories will find some surprise twists here.
- Kirkus Review
s A compelling, immersive book
. Young adults will find a story and a world that is a joy to explore in this highly original mystery. - Foreword
, starred review A fully realized history helps make this adventure, rooted in Chinese folklore, feel epic
, while Hesina will appeal to contemporary readers. - Booklist Hesina is a heroine for the ages
--brilliant, determined, and fierce. It is impossible not to root for her. -Laura Sebastian, New York Times
bestselling author of Ash Princess
[A] fast-moving debut... He combines a highly detailed Asian-inspired culture that incorporates Chinese names and traditions, aspects of top-notch thrillers, and complex characters
to create a series opener that should appeal to teens and adults alike. - Publishers Weekly