Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Ooo...I think all the reading of Laurence Yep when I was younger means that I'll always like any kind of action novel with samurais. And this novel didn't disappoint! Mariko's bridal party is attacked on the way to the emperor's palace, and she must try to survive and find her attackers. That means pretending to be a boy, of course, learning to fight, and using her wits to survive. I was reminded of Mulan when reading this, as well as Hearn's Across the Nightingale Floor, but those aren't bad things. Lots of action, a tad of romance, and the ending will have you wanting the sequel right away!
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