Soundless by Richelle Mead
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy
Page Length: 272 pages
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
Via Goodreads: From Richelle Mead, the #1 internationally bestselling author of Vampire Academy and Bloodlines, comes a breathtaking new fantasy steeped 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…
This book just sounds epic… I've recently started reading some of Richelle Mead's other books (I'm currently reading The Golden Lily) and absolutely love her writing. Also (like I've said a million times in a million different ways before), I am a huge fan of books based on different cultures, folklore and myths. I think the premise of Soundless sounds intriguing, exciting, and just the book for me. I can't wait to pick this one up!