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Peacock Flock Book Review #10 - Wild Orchid

Peacock Flock Book Review #10

Wild Orchid
Author: Cameron Dokey

Length: ~ 199 pages

Genre: Fantasy (Fairy-tale retelling) 

Heat level: Clean

Stars:  3.5 Somewhere Between Stars 


Book Summary:

Wielding a sword as deftly as an embroidery needle, Mulan is unlike any other girl in China. When the emperor summons a great army, each family must send a male to fight, tom-boyish Mulan is determined to spare her aging father and bring her family honor, so she disguises herself and answers the call.

But Mulan never expects to find a friend, let alone a soul mate, in the commander of her division, Prince Jian. For all of Mulan's courage with a bow and arrow, is she brave enough to share her true identity and feelings with Prince Jian?

This was fairly nice, cozy up read. It's a retelling of 'Mulan'. Which is one of our favourite stories.  Although the plot wasn't too surprising, it was interesting. We thought there should've been less scenes with her friend at the beginning and more scenes with the prince. We also found that some of the solutions to the challenges the characters faced were a little too easy. But the culture was wonderful. The sense of China was amazing. It was very immersive and wonderful escapism. Mulan's archery and all the scenes talking about it were well done. The end romantic scene was quite nice as well. All in all a book that we may or may not read again -- dependent upon what else is within our reach. Still something worth taking a look at though! :D

That's it from the flock!

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