Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress--and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a fo...

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Forest of a Thousand Lanterns Reviews

  • Julie
    Guys! This is my book and I am over-the-moon joyful that I get to share it with you all next year! The story combines everything I love: strong women and the complex relationships that shape them; the struggle between choice and destiny; a lush palace setting and handsome, brooding men; and a powerf...
  • Fables&Wren
    WrensReads Review:An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress--and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.How could I not fall under the spell of this book? HOLY BATMAN I cannot express how beautifully dark this book is. T...
  • Marie Lu
    I adore an anti-heroine story, and Julie C. Dao achieves this with flying colors in a lush, richly developed fantasy world of myth, monarchy, and magic. Xifeng is an unusual and wonderfully complex protagonist of ambitious agency--I couldn't stop reading about her journey! Go pre-order this beauty i...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    “I was a born a woman into this world,” she said, echoing the concubine’s words. “And I will play the game, but I won’t lose.” I’m not mad, I’m just… a little disappointed. okay okay okay actually let me level here: I LOVE Xifeng. love her so much Jul...
  • Sana
    Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is a dark and gruesome, !!!East Asian!!! fantasy about Xifeng, a beautiful peasant girl who has always been told that she is destined for greatness. Xifeng is raised by her abusive aunt/Guma who longs to fulfill Xifeng's destiny, the cards have predicted. They show Xife...
  • may ❀
    Full review postedI don’t think this book is TERRIBLE, I just think that the synopsis DECEIVED me and I’ve faced too much betrayal from my loved ones books to continue being a victim to such treachery I’m lying, I clearly never learn since I keep reading kasie west books Pros *this g...
  • Emily May
    “Beware, Xifeng, of magic that comes too easily. There is a price for everything, as she learned and you, too, will learn. Some magic requires blood. Other magic requires a piece of your own self and eats away at your soul.” 4 1/2 stars. In short: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is an East ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    October 2017 Fairyloot Box. We got two books. I added a link to all of the stuff in close up under the picture =) CLOSE UP PICTURESI thought it was alright. Happy Reading! Mel 🖤🐾🐺...
  • Lola
    More like Forest of a Thousand Dull Chapters.I have nothing against slow-paced books. I think it's alright for some stories to take longer to unfold and be detailed, and consequently, descriptive. You don’t, for example, want to read a mystery novel that is not at all mysterious because you bar...

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