Soundless by Richelle Mead
Release: November 10, 2015 from Razorbill
From Richelle Mead, the #1 internationally bestselling author of Vampire Academy and Bloodlines, comes a breathtaking new fantasy steeped in Chinese folklore."A breathtaking new fantasy seeped in Chinese folklore"?
For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. 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 and many go hungry. Fei’s home, the people she loves, and her entire existence is plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation.
But soon Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon.
Richelle Mead takes readers on a triumphant journey from the peak of Fei’s jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiugo, where a startling truth and an unlikely romance will change her life forever...
The first sentence of this book's blurb had me immediately hooked, ready for a fantastical story set against a beautiful Asian backdrop. And the cover only leaves me more certain that Soundless will provide exactly that. The cover model's strong stance and sweeping arm motion hints at breathtaking drama faced by courageous characters, and the background, from the captivating mountain scene to the geometric border design, prepares viewers for an atmospheric setting.
I'm glad we only have to wait a few more weeks for this one; I can tell it's going to be bestseller-popular and favorites-list-good.