Jul 30, 2013

Book Review: The Nine Fold Heaven by Mingmei Yip



Title: The Nine Fold Heaven by Mingmei Yip
Published June 25, 2013; Kensington
Genre: historical fiction
Objective rating: 4/5

The unemotional Skeleton Woman of Yip's previous novel, Camilla, trained from childhood to be an assassin, slowly becomes a more compassionate woman in this novel as she searches for her child and his father, risking death by returning to gang-ridden Shanghai from her safe haven in Hong Kong.

This book is a worthy follow-up to the story of the three Skeleton women who survive dangerous odds in the Shanghai of the 1930s in the previous book, Skeleton Women (see my review).  I enjoyed descriptions of the setting and the pithy Chinese sayings that the author weaves through her stories to illustrate the truths of life. Well written and entertaining, I recommend both books.

Watch the dramatic and colorful trailer for The Nine Fold Heaven.




Thanks to the author for a review copy of this book.

6 comments:

  1. i thought this was a god book, quite original, it worked

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  2. The book trailer is neat!

    The books like good. It seems like they fit somewhat into the action genre yet have some substantial character and development and perhaps underlying themes.

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  3. Great book trailer. I keep meaning to fit these books in my reading schedule so I'm glad to hear you enjoyed both.

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  4. The Nine Fold Heaven sounds worth reading. Nice post!

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  5. Thanks for your great review Harvee. That is an entertaining trailer.

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