Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Soundless by Richelle Mead

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

By Richelle Mead

Publisher:  Razorbill
Release date: November 10, 2015

From 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... 

My Thoughts:

Richelle Mead is one of my auto-buy authors and I can’t wait to get my hands on this book! This is her first fantasy standalone novel and it should be an extremely fast read as the page count listed is 272. When she announced this novel and shared details on the story line, I was intrigued. A village without sound? That’s such a fascinating concept. I cannot wait to see how that will be portrayed. I don’t know anything about Chinese folklore, but I have yet to meet a story engrained with folklore that I didn’t enjoy. I absolutely love learning new things and I think this book will be able to provide a glimpse into a new folklore world I know nothing about.

If you are interested in this book, there is currently a Giveaway on GoodReads you may enter until September 1, 2015. If you would like to enter this giveaway, make sure to click on the cover picture above for a link to this amazing giveaway.

Is this book on your TBR list? Please share your thoughts in the comments below. 


  1. I'm so excited for this! I adore Richelle Mead's other stories and she's also an auto buy author for me too! I have been waiting for a while. I'm also stoked it's a stand alone, All her other works I have are series so this should be fun.

    1. I am reading this as soon as i get it. I am so excited!

  2. I really like Richelle Mead and a standalone sounds great. Every once in a while, I get tired of everything being a series or a trilogy. Great pick!

    1. I love series, but I also love a good standalone that I can pick up and finish in one sitting. Sometimes it's nice to just find out what happens without having to wait for a sequel.

  3. I haven't read anything by Richelle, but this sounds like a really good one! I also like that it's standalone. :)


    My WOW:

    1. I highly recommend her Vampire Academy series if you ever want to give her a try. But this standalone should be able to give you an idea just how amazing of a writer she is. :)

  4. Coinkydink or what, featured the same book for my WoW too. Love Richelle Mead so of course I wasn't going to pass this up and also liked that it was a standalone. Fantastic pick. My WoW

    1. I'm so glad you chose this for your WoW too. I want to spread the word because i really think it's going to be an amazing read.