(PDF KINDLE) Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

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characters Dragon Pearl Yoon Ha Lee à 8 Read & Download Summary ç Dragon Pearl 108 THIRTEEN YEAR OLD MIN comes from a long line of fox spirits But you'd never know it by looking at her To keep the family safe Min’s mother insists that none of them use any fox magic such as Charm or shape shifting They must appear human at all times Min feels hemmed in by the household rules and resents the endless chores the cousins who crowd her and the aunties who judge her She would like. I really enjoyed this one RTC 3 Blog Instagram Twitter Tumblr Youtube TwitchThis was the May pick for the Dragons and Tea Book Club

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characters Dragon Pearl Yoon Ha Lee à 8 Read & Download Summary ç Dragon Pearl 108 Nothing than to escape Jinju her neglected dust ridden and impoverished planet She’s counting the days until she can follow her older brother Jun into the Space Forces and see of the Thousand WorldsWhen word arrives that Jun is suspected of leaving his post to go in search of the Dragon Pearl Min knows that something is wrong Jun would never desert his battle cruiser even for a mystical obje. I really wanted to like it What I got instead was annoyance and irritation And I m not happy about thatIt s a pretty fast paced story of a uest of a teenage shapeshifting fox girl Min who leaves a backward poor world in a union of spacefaring yet magical civilizations think foxes goblins tigers shamans ghosts to find her missing space cadet brother Jun as well as a very powerful McGuffin relic the titular Dragon Pearl Min has Charm the ability to influence minds as well as a perfect shapeshifting ability It involves running away from home hitching a ride on a spaceship impersonating a space cadet and going to a ghost planet You ve been very busy Min Seok said Over the last two months or so you ve run away from home deceived spaceport security gotten involved with a gambling den been in a shoot out with mercenaries impersonated a dead cadet and an active captain released prisoners without authorization stolen an escape pod and broken the Fourth Colony s uarantine Sounds fun right But the problem is it doesn t just read young it reads juvenile In that overly simplistic unsophisticated way that plagues a lot of stories written for children and which the good books can escape But Dragon Pearl does not And no I m not being critical just because I am much too old for a children s book There are uite a few very well written fantastical books for younger audience that nevertheless are wonderful no matter what the readers age is Terry Pratchett s The Wee Free Men and its seuels Anything by Frances Hardinge but especially A Face Like Glass Gullstruck Island and The Lie Tree Neil Gaiman s Coraline Howl s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones China Mieville s Un Lun DunWe are supposed to believe Min is resourceful and intelligent Even a seasoned pilot grudgingly of course remarks on her smarts But what I can t help but see instead is a bratty yet a bit naive kid who is very lucky at overhearing plot important things and of course just happens to be the best magic user in the family with an unexplained aptitude for engineering making her the most badass barely trained 13 year old Whenever I wasn t sure what to do I just trusted my instincts She s always unerringly right and wins loyalty of most easily because of simple reason of existing And every adult is easily outwitted the villain thwarted magic relics easily handled and the government representatives indulgingly entertained and pacified Her magic seems to know no limits and is ridiculously effortless which made me really wonder why her fellow foxes with all those abilities of Charm are not running the world but are instead scrounging away in poverty and disgrace Ah things that don t make sense Everything is just so blatantly convenient Every perfectly overheard conversation Every conveniently written observation in a notebook in a room conveniently easy to break into with a conveniently labeled map with coordinates included again so conveniently A convenient ghosts the moment you need one Convenient spaceships conveniently ready to take basically a hitchhiking kid without ever asking inconvenient uestions Fox magic was handy that way if sometimes unpredictable once you envisioned what you needed it covered all the details It s just all too easy Too simple Too unearned Too much zapping between locations for plot s sake without any lingering connections to the ones we visited or the characters we met there Too little of character development and all of them are pretty bland anyway Too cheesy of an endingIt manages to be both entertaining and yet un engaging which is a strange and unexpected combo Ultimately despite cool mythology between all the annoyance and indifference about the outcome of Min s uest it just failed to engage me and the stakes never seemed important I found my attention drifting all the time and putting this book down was certainly easier than picking it back up And that just never bodes well25 stars in the end Rounding up to 3 because 10 year old me probably would have enjoyed the shapeshifting in space despite the flaws My Hugo and Nebula Awards Reading Project 2020

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characters Dragon Pearl Yoon Ha Lee à 8 Read & Download Summary ç Dragon Pearl 108 Ct rud to have tremendous power She decides to run away to find him and clear his nameMin’s uest will have her meeting gamblers pirates and vengeful ghosts It will involve deception lies and sabotage She will be forced to use fox magic than ever before and to rely on all of her cleverness and bravery The outcome may not be what she had hoped but it has the potential to exceed her wildest drea. This is one of the best things I ve ever read Dragon Pearl is a Korean inspired space opera following a teenage fox spirit set in a ueer inclusive universe I can t believe I almost didn t read it just because it was middle grade if I hadn t loved Ninefox Gambit so much I would have never picked it up and that would have been such a mistake on my part It is middle grade that s the target audience but Dragon Pearl is the kind of book that can be enjoyed by people of all agesI had almost forgotten that books could be so much fun I read mostly upper YA and adult books and many though not all are always trying to be dark and tense and serious while forgetting that without the light moments nothing in them feels meaningful That s not to say that this book is all sunshine and happiness because it s not but it understands balance and doesn t throw unnecessary violence at you It s the kind of book about an adventure that you just can t put down it follows a young shapeshifting fox who is constantly trying to trick people and I loved every moment of it I would have loved this when I was twelve and I think I would love this again if I reread it in a few years There are books I loved because I read them at the right time in my life but this is the kind of book I would have loved no matter whatLet s talk about our trickster fox Min She s the kind of character I would have wanted to be at twelve and now I both admire her a lot and want to hug her She s just trying to find her lost maybe traitorous older brother back and to do so she ll get in increasingly dangerous situations with the help of her charm and her ability to shapeshiftThis is also the kind of book I needed but didn t have when I was twelve A middle grade book that not only has ueer characters in it its world is full of them in Dragon Pearl being non binary is normal and people casually mention their polyamorous family Also foxes can choose what gender to present as in their human form and Min says that she chose to be a girl because of tradition I love reading about societies whose views towards gender are different from the western human defaultMin s sexual orientation isn t stated there s no romance and I loved that but I will never assume that the default in a book written by Yoon Ha Lee is straight and neither should youAs I expected I loved the writing If you re familiar with Ninefox Gambit and you re worried it will get as complicated as that I love complicated But not everyone does this is much accessible and the worldbuilding is still wonderful and complex It s a story set in space which has exactly what I love about Lee s worlds technology magic and the characters beliefs are linked the lines between them always blurred You get something that feels a bit like science a bit like religion a bit like magic and yet different from all of themI never struggled to understand how things looked like And from dangerous gambling parlors to spaceships and halfway terraformed dusty planets everything about this book was beautifulI also really liked reading about the side characters Jang the ghost of the cadet Min is impersonating at some point her friends the female dragon Haneul and the non binary dokkaebi Suijin and even Min s own brother Jun when I got to meet him This is officially the first time I liked the main character goes on an adventure to rescue sibling trope because I actually ended up caring about said sibling He was an amazing fox tooAlso that ending I almost cried Of happiness


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    (PDF KINDLE) Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee A Thousand Dangerous Worlds Min is just your regular teenaged fox spirit living with her family on the dusty backwater world of JinjuOh sure like all fox spirits she can change shape into whatever she wants human fox even

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    characters Dragon Pearl (PDF KINDLE) Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee Dragon Pearl is Middle Grade Science Fiction at its BESTThis rollicking Space Opera follows 13 year old Min on her uest to find out what happened to her older brother JunWhen an investigator shows up at Min's family home accusing her older brother Jun of deserting the Space Forces Min knows there has to be some mistake Ju

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    (PDF KINDLE) Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee I really wanted to like it What I got instead was annoyance and irritation And I’m not happy about thatIt’s a pretty fast paced story of a uest of a teenage shapeshifting fox girl Min who leaves a backward poor world in a union of spacefaring yet magical civilizations think foxes goblins tigers shamans ghosts to find her missing space cadet brother Jun as well as a very powerful McGuffin relic the titular Dragon P

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    (PDF KINDLE) Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee This is one of the best things I've ever read Dragon Pearl is a Korean inspired space opera following a teenage fox spirit set in a ueer inclusive universe I can't believe I almost didn't read it just because it was middle grade; if I hadn't loved Ninefox Gambit so much I would have never picked it up and that would hav

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    (PDF KINDLE) Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee 25 starsWell this didn’t go as expected Dragon Pearl was my most anticipated Rick Riordan Presents book because it's a space opera with Korean mythology elements However I didn't enjoy this as much as I wanted to I was hesitant to round my rating to 3 stars because I feel I didn't uite like it at that level but 2 stars was too low of a rating for itThe main problem I had with this book is that it's bland It'

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    (PDF KINDLE) Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee Download ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ã Yoon Ha Lee characters Dragon Pearl I read this specifically because it was penned by Yoon Ha Lee I'm a completionist that wayBUT I'll be honest I am not particularly fond of most YA It tends to be cookie cutter plots and characters that feel like dough It's fine if you like fat and sweet things that aren't that good for you but still make you feel warm and fuzzy afterward And sometimes not even that sometimes there is just the gnawing guilt and the shameNot here though I r

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  • Hardcover
  • 312
  • Dragon Pearl
  • Yoon Ha Lee
  • English
  • 02 November 2020
  • 9781368013352