Book Review: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

Title: The Poppy War

Author: R.F. Kuang

Genre: Historical Fantasy

Source: Bought

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Rating: ★★★★★

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One Sentence Synopsis

Rin, a war orphan who is trying to escape an arranged marriage, finds herself enrolled in the most prestigious military academy in the country after she aced the entrance exams.

Favorite Quote

“When had she last been this scared? Had she felt this paralysis, this numbing dread before she stepped into the ring with Nezha two years ago? No, she had been angry then, and proud. She had thought she was invincible. She had been looking forward to the fight, anticipating the bloodlust. That felt stupid now. So, so stupid. War was not a game, where one fought for honor and admiration, where masters would keep her from sustaining any real harm. War was a nightmare.

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