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Ing in my opinion was very underwhelming It started getting so exciting and there was an epic battle but then everything that happened was so conveniently wrapped up and anticlimactic and just I wanted BUT I loved how much research went into this and I LOVED being transported back to this time I could icture everything so Global Corporations in Global Governance perfectly in my mind I also loved like I said earlier the chemistry between the two main characters but I wish we got a bit romanceOverall I enjoyed it but some of it really let me down But don t take my word for the rep I d definitely recommend checking out some own voices reviews I ll try and find some when I m not about to fall asleep haha A Heart As Limitless As The Sea trigger warnings slurs crpple very uestionable disability rep sexism death of loved ones in theast war and everything that comes with it death gore murder violence etcHuge thank you to Allen and Unwin Australia for the ARC Loved the martial arts liked the characters not a fan of the war strategyAlso super weird reading a rather modern first Angels in Harmony person account of something that allegedly was takinglace back in 484 ADBut I liked it nonethelessOne of the best things about this book in my opinion is Mulan s fear She s a trained warrior which is excellent and she is loyal to her family so she doesn t think twice about enlisting to save the rest of her family Her intentions are honourable But she wants to come home to them so if that means hiding out on the sidelines then that s what she ll do When she does finally see battle there s no fancy fighting there s just Mulan dealing with the first serious fight she s ever been involved in and her reaction is raw and real She s terrified as anyone would beIt s lacking the fun of the Disney version and there s a lot emphasis on China Sketchy Behavior politics at t A Mulan retelling my heart says yes but my head says you ve been burned before MULAN RETELLING I really hope this is legitOoo this finally has a title The Magnoliaart really makes me think of the Mulan Chinese drama I watched a while back IT S ON SALE FOR 199 This is the first novel I signed up as an editor at Lee Low and it has all the excellent things you want a Mulan retelling to have a Mulan who s figuring out who she is an epic sweep in the war against the Northerners family drama terrific fight scenes romance I ve loved reading every draft and I think readers will love it to. He Great Wall to face the enemy beyond Mulan and the Autumn Brides princeling must find a way to unwind theirast unmask a traitor and uncover the The Princess and the Three Knights plans for the Rouran invasion before it's too lateInspired by wuxia martial arts dramas as well as the centuries old ballad of Mulan The Magnolia Sword iserfect for fans of Renee Ahdieh Marie Lu or Kristin Cashore a thrilling romantic and sharp edged novel that lives up to its beloved heroine.
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Bility I honestly think the disability rep is verrryyyyyy uestionabletrigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers 3 5 s t a r s I was SO excited for this book A Mulan retelling by a Chinese author YES YES AND YES PLEASE And it was good But I definitely had some issues with it so let s get into itSo this story follows Hua Mulan obviously lol When she was just a child her twin brother tragically died and instead of removing his name from the official records her father removed Mulan s name and made her The Beauty of Believing pretend to be him ever since she was young Only her family members know her true identity At the beginning of the book we learn that her family has also been in a centuries long feud with another family and each generation the heirs get together for a duel Mulan has gone out 3 times for aractice duel with the other heir but they always cover their faces whenever they duel Then the war comes and each household must send one man to fight and of course Mulan goes When she arrives at the war camp however one of the royal duke s sons happens to be there and he looks very familiarSounds amazing right And to start off with it was The story was so fun the chemistry and tension between the two main characters was SO good and I was loving it But then came the VERY uestionable disability representation Mulan s father was hurt during his duel back in the day and is now Sticky Church paralysed from the waist down The way these characters view his disability is honestly terrible There is use of a slur and it s implied that because of his disability his life is awful It s also implied that another character has a disability that I cannot name it s not explicitly stated but it s said that he is in his early thirties but still has the mind of a child and that he becomes anxious and difficult to manage when he is farther than twentyaces away from his mother and just yikes I even read the notes at the back of the book and the acknowledgements to see if the author had any experience with these disabilities or if anyone helped her write about them but there was unfortunately nothing but Forbidden Love Unchained please note that I read an ARC version Another thing that let me down is how confusing one of the families was I was like okay so she s his aunt but married his father so is now her stepmother Aaaaand one last thing iromise this review isn t all negative lol but the end. Father cannot go Her brother is just a child So she ties up her hair takes up her sword and joins the army as a manA War for a DynastyThanks to her martial arts skills Mulan is chosen for an elite team under the command of the Witches of the Deep South princeling the royal duke's son who is also the handsomest man she's ever seen But therinceling has secrets of his own which explode into Mulan's life and shake up everything she knows As they cross
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CHINESE PERIOD MULAN RETELLING PLUS MARTIAL ARTSI ll be honest I have a soft spot for this novel because I m a simp for fancy flashy martial arts Metro 2033 (Universo Metro) points for style right Therose is simplistic Last time a book lured me in with the Christianity promise of a Mulan retelling I was so disappointed because the storyline barely resembled Mulan save for the fact that the heroine dressed as a boy yes Flame in the Mist I m looking at you But thisremise sounds like an actual retelling Written by a Chinese American author who knows her shit So you d better deliver me what you Run for Your Life (Michael Bennett, promise book If there was oneerson I knew I could trust to do a retelling of the Mulan ballad it would be Sherry Thomas I am so Alice-Miranda at Camp pleased to say that trust wasn t misplaced because not only was this an incredible read but it was captivating entertaining and had enough of Sherry s creative imagination added to the story that it almost felt like it could stand up all on it s own and not even be a retelling while still maintaining the integrity of the original It short it was breathtaking So hard tout down so beautifully done and so completely addicting I truly did not want this story to end and I loved every heart stopping heart warming heart The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature (Penguin Press Science) (English Edition) poundingage of itARC The Association of Small Bombs provided by theublisher in exchange for an honest review I don t think I ve actually read a novelised version of Mulan before so this was a first It s obviously not the disney version and this is rooted in actual history I learned so much about China 5th century AD and after reading the author s note where she spent so much time in research and learning the roots of the infamous tale I was just really Wilderness Survival Handbook pleased to have the chance to read this story from an ownvoices Chineseerspective tooI definitely recommend going into it expecting the emphasis to be on military excursions roadtripping but like with horses and historical accuracy It isn t the flashy or humorous adventure style of the movie Admittedly HF isn t where my heart lies but I did love Mulan and Kai go from their family feud to uietly admitting they didn t really want to stab each other with swords and instead maybe hold hands or something softly adorableFamily Honour Loyalty Introspection What is courage but strength in the face of fear representation own voices Chinese rep gay rep disabilities father is The White Mans Burden paralysed from the waist down and another character has an unspecified disa. CHINA 484 ADA Warrior in DisguiseAll her life Mulan has trained for oneurpose to win the duel that every generation in her family must fight If she Visit the Sick prevails she can reunite aair of Carry Me Over the Threshold priceless heirloom swords separated decades earlier and avenge her father who wasaralyzed in his own duelThen a messenger from the Emperor arrives demanding that all families send one soldier to fight the Rouran invaders in the north Mulan's.
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