Title: The order of the pure moon reflected in water.
Author: Zen Cho.
Format: E-ARC (Thanks to NetGalley, all opinions are my own!)
Page count: 176.
Release day: June 23rd 2020.
Genre: Adult, fantasy.
Rating: 3 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
Zen Cho returns with a found family wuxia fantasy that combines the vibrancy of old school martial arts movies with characters drawn from the margins of history.
A bandit walks into a coffeehouse, and it all goes downhill from there. Guet Imm, a young votary of the Order of the Pure Moon, joins up with an eclectic group of thieves (whether they like it or not) in order to protect a sacred object, and finds herself in a far more complicated situation than she could have ever imagined.
Average: 6.14 (which means 3 stars!)
Okay.. I really don’t know what to say about this book..
I really enjoyed the writing, it read really easily and when I picked it up I flew through a chapter! But for some reason I kept not wanting to pick up this novella. I think for me not enough was happening!
Guet Imm was a very interesting character! I really liked her view of the world, and how she was willing to try out everything, and most importantly she knows what she stands for! There was also a side character, Tet Yang (I think his name was), who I really liked. But for all the other characters, I was way too confused to know if I liked them. There were quite a lot of members in their little band, and the novella was too short for me to distinguish them all. Besides they didn’t always use the same names, so I kept being very confused about who was who!
I feel like there was so much happening in this world, which I would have loved to learn more about, but the story was just too short. I wouldn’t have minded if the book was longer!
I just feel very mediocre about this one. Since I did really enjoy the writing I do want to look into the authors other work!
6 thoughts on “The order of the pure moon reflected in water – Zen Cho (ARC review)”
Sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy this as much as you hoped to. The characters definitely sound hard to keep track of. I’m glad to hear you liked the writing though I have one of the authors other books as an ebook.
Yeah I was really excited for this one.. I hope you will enjoy that ebook!
Sorry this one wasn’t as good as it could have been, very much looking forward to reading it myself (hopefully soon!)
I hope you will like it better then I did!
I’ve liked some other works by Zen Cho in the past, but I found this one pretty unremarkable too – I read it a few months ago and I’ve already forgotten almost everything about it. I hope your next read will be more memorable!
I was so excited for this one, but I guess it just wasn’t it haha!
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