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.


  1. That is quite a colorful book trailer!

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

  3. 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.

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

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

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


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