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The Poppy War
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Brittany
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Well. This is not the book I was thought I was signing up for. Based on . . . I'm not exactly sure what I assumed these were fantasy books with dragons. The first book starts as a pretty standard going-away-to-world-saving-school story, just set in China. (There are no dragons though) It leaned into the magical/supernatural (still no dragons) and then flipped and suddenly became (or always was and I just noticed it) a pretty close retelling of the Second Sino-Japanese War, just with some ...more
Sara
Mar 07, 2019 rated it liked it
I loved the first half of this book. Poor, abused, rural orphan studies her ass off so she can score the highest on a test that will secure her admittance into the military academy. When she gets there, she learns a lot, faces down the privilege that the children of Warlords have coming into the school, and secures an apprenticeship with a quirky teacher in an esoteric field. It's based in Eastern mythology (I don't know enough about it to definitively say that it's Chinese, but I think it is, ...more
Lynne
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good but gory.
Holly
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
I find the main character a little wishy washy, like Katniss in Hunger Games. But entertaining book. Definitely will read the other ones.
Noelle
Mar 30, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Viènna
May 26, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Mar 29, 2019 marked it as to-read
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May 22, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Mar 31, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Karen N
Aug 14, 2019 marked it as to-read
Julie
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
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shalini
Apr 06, 2019 marked it as to-read
Rachel
Aug 21, 2018 marked it as to-read
Noelle
Aug 17, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Jul 12, 2018 marked it as to-read
Jess
Aug 14, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Sonja
Feb 04, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Lynne
May 22, 2018 marked it as to-read-fantasy  ·  review of another edition
Jackie
Jan 05, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 30, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Jul 26, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Laura
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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