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Each new year is marked by a monster's attack on their mountain village. This year, young Jia and her friend Deshi have decided to fight back.

For Deshi, it is the grand adventure he has always dreamed of. For Jia, it is revenge for the loss of her mother--who was taken by the monster five years before.

But it will take more than mere pluck and courage to best the beast of
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Paperback, 80 pages
Expected publication: March 31st 2020 by Dark Horse Books
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amanda
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
2020 brings in a new decade and with it new beginnings. This signifies transformation for many people, myself included.

Chinese New Year is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of the new year on the traditional Chinese Calendar. The date for this year is January 25, 2020 and it will be the Year of the Rat.

As you might have guessed, this gorgeous book has a lot to do with the celebration of Chinese New Year and I’m happy I have the chance to receive an advanced copy and to review
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*I received this book as an eARC from Dark Horse Books via Edelweiss. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

This colorful fable starts out with a robust prologue setting up this world. Essentially, a magical beast attacks a village once a year. Jia is a nice and hard-working, though mischievous young girl. Her mother was taken by the Nian monster and then her father went missing looking for his wife.

This is a predictable and
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