Saturday, January 12, 2019

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Le

Dragon Pearl 

My Rating: 3.5 stars
Written by: Yoon Ha Le
Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7
Series: Rick Riordan Presents
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents
Publication Date: January 15, 2019
ISBN-10: 136801335X
ISBN-13: 978-1368013352
Genre: Space Opera | Scifi | Fantasy | Teen

Barnes & Noble:

Rick Riordan Presents Yoon Ha Lee’s space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you’d never know it by looking at her.

To keep the family safe, Min’s mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times. Min feels hemmed in by the household rules and resents the endless chores, the cousins who crowd her, and the aunties who judge her. She would like nothing more than to escape Jinju, her neglected, dust-ridden, and impoverished planet. She’s counting the days until she can follow her older brother, Jun, into the Space Forces and see more of the Thousand Worlds.

When word arrives that Jun is suspected of leaving his post to go in search of the Dragon Pearl, Min knows that something is wrong. Jun would never desert his battle cruiser, even for a mystical object rumored to have tremendous power. She decides to run away to find him and clear his name.

Min’s quest will have her meeting gamblers, pirates, and vengeful ghosts. It will involve deception, lies, and sabotage. She will be forced to use more fox-magic than ever before, and to rely on all of her cleverness and bravery. The outcome may not be what she had hoped, but it has the potential to exceed her wildest dreams.

This sci-fi adventure with the underpinnings of Korean mythology will transport you to a world far beyond your imagination.

Dragon PearlDragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

Min is a young fox spirit living on a planet that has very limited resources. This means she is growing up relatively poor. When her brother is accused of abandoning his position in the galactic fleet, Min runs away to save her family from her rash actions and to find out what really happened to her beloved brother.

Min makes mistakes, she discovers things about herself and the choices she makes and adjusts to become the person she really wants to be.

Yoon Ha Lee writes a compelling tale of space travel and teenage self discover as Min struggles to find and save her brother. I was invested in the outcome and Min's misadventures. Some of her decision making was cringe worth but relative to a young teen lying her way across her universe. 3.5 stars

I received this ARC copy of Dragon Pearl from Disney Book Group. This is my honest and voluntary review. Dragon Pearl is set for publication Jan. 15, 2019.

No comments:

Post a Comment