Richelle Mead

Mead, Richelle; Soundless
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication date: 10-Nov-2015
Date Finished: —May-2016
Format: hardback
Pages: 266
Series: —
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology
ISBN: 9781595147639
Source: Barnes & Noble
Rating:4 star

“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. -Goodreads


While considerably different from the other books I’ve read by Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy & Bloodlines), I did enjoy Soundless. I was skeptical at first, as I had glanced at some bad reviews, but I found the story interesting. I like the exploration into this mythology. Additionally, the characters were interesting. While there was a romance thrown into the mix, I felt that the story would have been much more interesting and admirable if it didn’t have that factor. I feel that the familial bond could have been emphasized more than the romantic one.


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