DRUNK REVIEW: Heart of the Sun Warrior by Sue Lynn Tan (The Celestial Kingdom Duology #2)

Heart of the Sun Warrior by Sue Lynn Tan (The Celestial Kingdom Duology #2)

Reviewed by Sam!

What I drank prior: it’s the day before new years and all through the house, Sam was losing her mind no one could doubt. (That was the best I could do and try to rhyme). Many a drink were had.

Goodreads Overview:

After her perilous quest to free her mother, Xingyin thrives once more in the tranquility of her home. But her fragile peace is threatened by the discovery of a strange magic on the moon and the unsettling changes in the Celestial Kingdom as the emperor tightens his grip on power. While Xingyin is determined to keep clear of the rising danger, the discovery of a shocking truth spurs her into a treacherous confrontation.

Forced to flee her home once more, Xingyin and her companions venture to unexplored lands of the Immortal Realm, encountering legendary creatures and shrewd monarchs, beloved friends and bitter adversaries. With alliances shifting quicker than the tides, Xingyin has to overcome past grudges and enmities to forge a new path forward, seeking aid where she never imagined she would. As an unspeakable terror sweeps across the realm, Xingyin must uncover the truth of her heart and claw her way through devastation–to rise against this evil before it destroys everything she holds dear, and the worlds she has grown to love… even if doing so demands the greatest price of all.

The stunning sequel to Daughter of the Moon Goddess delves deeper into beloved Chinese mythology, concluding the epic story of Xingyin–the daughter of Chang’e and the mortal archer, Houyi–as she battles a grave new threat to the realm, in this powerful tale of love, sacrifice, and hope.

Drunk Overview: so if you’d not read book 1 I’m sorry but in this one, babe had made it home to her mom and prince still loved her and demon bae still the worst. But all of a sudden her mom is in trouble for no reason and her dad showed up??? So yeah

Spoiler-free Thoughts: I really like this duology. Like truly

Characters: so the main character is still awesome. She’s strong and smart, like so smart, and everyone know it and that’s amazing. Then there’s prince who sorta sucks. His mom certainly sucks. Demon bae sucks. A lot, but like you need him. Ya know?

Plot: the pacing was so much better than one before. I felt like instead of two books in one, we had a complete arc.

Writing Style: I listened on audio and loved the narration again.

World Building: I love that we still get to learn more about this world. It’s so friggin cool. It’s like legend in the making.

What to pair it with: sake bomb. So good.

Rating: 4/6

Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,
Sam

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