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Friday, February 4, 2011

Silver Phoenix, by Cindy Pon

I read the book Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon.  I really liked reading this book, and I liked it every step of the way!  With its thrilling fights and powers from the beyond, this book is great to read any time. 

It's about a girl, Ai Ling, who goes on a life-threatening journey to find her father.  On the way, she meets Chen Yong and his brother Li Rong.  They help Ai Ling with her journey, meeting many obstacles along the way.

These are a few things I liked and disliked about Silver Phoenix.  One thing I liked was the descriptions.  The descriptions in the book are great.  When Cindy Pon's explaining a dish of food, for example, you can actually smell and taste the food!  And when she describes a fight scene, it gets really intense.  The things I disliked are...nothing!  I can't really think of anything I didn't like.

And now, an argument that can change everything...the cover!  Dun Dun DUN.  Yes, the cover.  Some people didn't like the original cover because they were concerned it wouldn't attract the target audience because it has an Asian girl on it.  I know, that's really weird.  So they changed it, so there's still the same basic idea of the original, but it doesn't show as much of the person on it.  My opinion is...why?  I liked the cover the way it was.  Thank you for reading this review.  I will be interviewing Cindy Pon in the near future, so check back to see what she has to say, and check out the new paperback version of Silver Phoenix, which just released last Tuesday! 

The sequel, Fury of the Phoenix, is coming out March 29, so you'll have to wait a little while...UNLESS!  You could go enter this awesome contest for a chance to win an ARC (advanced reader copy) of Fury, a paperback of Silver Phoenix, or gift certificates of up to $50 for Barnes and Noble or Amazon!  All you have to do to enter is write a haiku that has the word fury or phoenix in it!

Review by LocoCoco

1 comment:

  1. I love that series!! i think the cover origanally was nice and what was wrong with the cover!?!


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