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F. C. Yee

Forfatter af The Rise of Kyoshi

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Værker af F. C. Yee

The Rise of Kyoshi (2019) 695 eksemplarer
The Shadow of Kyoshi (2020) 461 eksemplarer
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo (2017) 376 eksemplarer
The Dawn of Yangchen (2022) 211 eksemplarer
The Iron Will of Genie Lo (2020) 78 eksemplarer
The Legacy of Yangchen (2023) 78 eksemplarer

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Had a few other stops and starts, but I can't use the Goodreads app on work wifi and I'd totally forgotten about that, ha. Also, I know this came out in January but as per my usual library habits I didn't get around to it until later, renewing it until we reached the point where libraries closed and we were instructed to hold on to material for the foreseeable near future... however, I feel like I should be ready to send them back whenever things open, so going through older stuff first, but also: happy AAPIHM 2020! I read the first of this duology for 2018's, so this feels fittingly bookend-ish.

Iron Will pops in to see how Genie's doing after becoming the spiritual guardian over California. During a long weekend trip with Yunie to visit a nearby college, evil threatens from a couple dimensions over and suddenly gods are vying to be the next leader of heaven. Not going to lie, I was reminded of other recent elections in which very qualified women don't receive as much fanfare as flashier bro types, but I digress... anyway, the theme is sacrifice and priorities, and while facing supernatural threats Genie also has the realization of "oh shit, it was easy to focus on doing well at school but NOW what??" decision paralysis re: what college to go to but then also plans after that. it's a very real feeling I remember aaaah!

There's easily more stories that could be told as midquels between the time jump at the end, but if not, I'm satisified with story end.
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Daumari | 1 anden anmeldelse | Dec 28, 2023 |
Kicking off AAPI Heritage Month with another YA read! This was a fun take on the Monkey King legend, with our heroine maybe not playing the role you think she might. Genie Lo is a high schooler, just trying to keep her life in order when new student student Quentin Sun disrupts her everything.

I'm vaguely reminded of [b:Avalon High|187812|Avalon High|Meg Cabot|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1172542154s/187812.jpg|3186888] in that this is a high school retelling of a legend, and where the heroine doesn't play the role we think she does from legend.

Cute story, good potential beginning of a series (still got 99 more demons to deal with...) would read more in the future.
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Daumari | 23 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2023 |
Honestly I loved it. I've been craving more Avatar content and this definitely delivered. Good character arcs, really interesting villain, fantastic plot, good/decent prose (for YA) and overall just a ton of fun.
Andjhostet | 8 andre anmeldelser | Jul 4, 2023 |
Definitely worse than the first one, but I still enjoyed it. The plot and character arcs were a little weaker and more contrived this time around. It also felt a little incomplete. I feel like there were some loose ends and development that still needed to happen, but just didn't. I would have liked to see a bit more development for Kyoshi, and for more time with Kuruk. I thought her connection to Kuruk was going to be the focus of the story and it felt like it was supposed to be, but it just kinda was thrown in there at the end.… (mere)
Andjhostet | 5 andre anmeldelser | Jul 4, 2023 |



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