Review: A Mortal Song By Megan Crewe

13 September 2016


A Mortal Song
Megan Crewe
Publication date: September 13th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Sora’s life was full of magic—until she discovered it was all a lie.
Heir to Mt. Fuji’s spirit kingdom, Sora yearns to finally take on the sacred kami duties. But just as she confronts her parents to make a plea, a ghostly army invades the mountain. Barely escaping with her life, Sora follows her mother’s last instructions to a heart-wrenching discovery: she is a human changeling, raised as a decoy while her parents’ true daughter remained safe but unaware in modern-day Tokyo. Her powers were only borrowed, never her own. Now, with the world’s natural cycles falling into chaos and the ghosts plotting an even more deadly assault, it falls on her to train the unprepared kami princess.
As Sora struggles with her emerging human weaknesses and the draw of an unanticipated ally with secrets of his own, she vows to keep fighting for her loved ones and the world they once protected. But for one mortal girl to make a difference in this desperate war between the spirits, she may have to give up the only home she’s ever known.
“Megan Crewe’s A Mortal Song is engrossing from the first chapter. The world of the kami is beautifully fantastic and delicately drawn, and the switched-at-birth scenario made me instantly feel for both of these resilient, brave girls. A Mortal Song has lots of magic, lots of heart, and lots to love.” -Kendare Blake, author of Three Dark Crowns

Review

Beautifully Written and captivating A Mortal Song transports you to modern day Japan and yet brings the spirituality of the ancient history alive.  I was hooked from the very first chapter and found the authors style to be engaging as it enveloped me into the story.  I felt each drama unfold and the urgency of fight Sora undertook to protect the place she loved despite finding out she didn't quite fit in where she thought she belonged. 

I found the characters to fit well with the story and the fight scenes enough to get my heart beating faster. 

My only criticism of this book,  if you could even call it that is that it all ended so abruptly! I wanted more of a challenge in the final show down I guess but it didn't detract from my enjoyment of the book





Author Bio:
Like many authors, Megan Crewe finds writing about herself much more difficult than making things up. A few definite facts: she lives with her husband, son, and three cats in Toronto, Canada (and does on occasion say “eh”), she tutors children and teens with special needs, and she can’t look at the night sky without speculating about who else might be out there.
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Disclosure: I have received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own

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