:) Little Angel's review of Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
Title: Silver Phoenix
Author: Cindy Pon
Price: I got this book from my teacher.
In this book, Ai Ling (a girl born in a land similar to ancient China) discovers the power to jump from soul to soul. At first it’s just reading minds, but it slowly grows, and it’s starting to scare her. But when her dad is gone longer than normal and other things push her away from home, she leaves to go find her father. She meets her travel partners and is getting closer and
closer. But what will happen when she discovers the origins of her powers?
Silver Phoenix, I felt, was a very well-written book. I felt excited at every moment and was never bored with the book. I really liked all the mythology for it; I have never come across any Chinese mythology before. I liked how well the characters were developed and all the emotion Pon described. I felt as if I was jumping from person to person right along with Ai Ling. I just got right into it, it was just so suspenseful, and I never wanted to put it down.
The only problem I had with this book was the ending, it was just so unpleasing. It wasn’t so bad that I wanted to chuck the book across the room. I just think it was unpleasing. BUT there is a sequel so I am quite pleased, and as I am typing this I have the book right next to me just calling for me to
pick it up and read it. All I can say that is it is also very well-written so far.
You may not find the book with this cover because they changed it. The say it was because there is a Chinese girl on the front, and that might deplete the interest in the book. I don't think this at all! I love the original cover; it's colorful, bright, and it's just so much better than the new cover.
5 out of 5 chocolate bars
Appropriateness: I have to say it’s a young adult borderline teenager. :)