A Mortal Song ePUB ↠ A Mortal eBook î

A Mortal Song ePUB ↠ A Mortal eBook î

A Mortal Song ➹ [Reading] ➻ A Mortal Song By Megan Crewe ➮ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Sora s life was full of magic until she discovered it was all a lieHeir to Mt Fuji s spirit kingdom, Sora yearns to finally take on the sacred kami duties But just as she confronts her parents to make Sora s life was full of magic until she discovered it was all a lieHeir to Mt Fuji s spirit kingdom, Sora yearns to finally take on the sacred kami duties But just as she A Mortal eBook î confronts her parents to make a plea, a ghostly army invades the mountain Barely escaping with her life, Sora follows her mother s last instructions to a heart wrenching discovery she is a human changeling, raised as a decoy while her parents true daughter remained safe but unaware in modern day Tokyo Her powers were only borrowed, never her own Now, with the world s natural cycles falling into chaos and the ghosts plotting an even deadly assault, it falls on her to train the unprepared kami princessAs Sora struggles with her emerging human weaknesses and the draw of an unanticipated ally with secrets of his own, she vows to keep fighting for her loved ones and the world they once protected But for one mortal girl to make a difference in this desperate war between the spirits, she may have to give up the only home she s ever known.


10 thoughts on “A Mortal Song

  1. Megan Crewe Megan Crewe says:

    I m so excited to finally be sharing this book with you It s beenthan seven years in the making Heads up The ebook is now available for Nook, iBooks, and Kobo as well as Kindle, and it s on sale for 0.99 for the first week of 2017, at every retailer, in every country Universal link for your support I m so excited to finally be sharing this book with you It s beenthan seven years in the making Heads up The ebook is now available for Nook, iBooks, and Kobo as well as Kindle, and it s on sale for 0.99 for the first week of 2017, at every retailer, in every country Universal link for your support


  2. Emma Giordano Emma Giordano says:

    I was sent an Advanced Reader Copy of this book by the author to review Full video review coming to my YouTube Channel soon.I thoroughly enjoyed this book Not that I was expecting to not enjoy it, but I was pleasantly surprised with how much I gravitated towards this story When Meagan originally proposed her newest novel to me, the part that REALLY got me interested in A Mortal Song was that it was meant to be a play on the stereotypical protagonist finds out they re a part of some elite, my I was sent an Advanced Reader Copy of this book by the author to review Full video review coming to my YouTube Channel soon.I thoroughly enjoyed this book Not that I was expecting to not enjoy it, but I was pleasantly surprised with how much I gravitated towards this story When Meagan originally proposed her newest novel to me, the part that REALLY got me interested in A Mortal Song was that it was meant to be a play on the stereotypical protagonist finds out they re a part of some elite, mythical race and have to own up to their identity to save the world trope we see frequently in YA urban fantasy As this is a story about a girl who finds out she s NOT the princess to the Mount Fuji s spirit kingdom and is a human changeling to protect the real princess living unaware in Tokyo, naturally, I was sold immediately.L I K E S Setting Culture I was really happy to find out this was a book with an entirely Japanese cast that took place in Tokyo It s not a culture I m often exposed to in YA, especially in fantasy, and it was really cool to learnabout it I also found it interesting that the mythical creatures the story is focused on, thekami,are not just made up beings, but to my understanding, actually deities worshiped by those who practice Shintoism I thought the combination of urban fantasy and Japanese culture suited the story as well as the author s writing very well Characters I really enjoyed the crew we followed throughout this journey Sora is an extremely strong willed character, while going through all this internal conflict about accepting she s human, her loyalty and determination never falter Takeo is another extremely loyal character and the epitome of a proper guard good friend Chiyo is probably my favorite character She s virtually unfazeable Never afraid to jump into the unknown, so accepting of the fact that there is an entire world of people depending on her and will stop at nothing to protect them And come on you don t just not love a character with lavender hair Kenji is a character I struggled with at some points, but I ultimately think he has a good heart and I m glad he was incorporated into the story Another mere human who is ready to lay down his life at any moment for a greater cause The dynamic between this unlikely group of people who never thought they d cross paths was really interesting and I m glad I was able to read about them.Magic System This was probably my favorite part of the book The fantastical elements of this book were SUPER well developed, which is super important to me as a fantasy reader It was so easy to visualize thekami susing theirkiand the system of where their powers derive from how they use them was extremely clear I really don t even know the best way to describe it, but if you re looking for a good fantasy book for it s fantasy elements, this is definitely a book I d recommend.D I S L I K E S Romance As an absolute romance LOVER, I am always looking for who I can ship with who, always hoping forromantic scenes Surprisingly, that is not the case for this book It s not that I didn t like the love interest whom I did like , it s not that it felt too insta lovey because I wouldn t even call what is in the book LOVE , or that the romance was too overwhelming which it wasn t I just personally felt like this story was strong enough WITHOUT a romance, which is actually a really good thing So many YA novels these days rely too heavily on a love story, andA Mortal Songdefinitely stands out from that It s not that I felt the romance weakened the story I feel that s too harsh to say But I personally think the absence of a romance would have made an already stable story stronger.Ending Without trying to spoil too much, the ending was not my favorite and I wish we hadWithA Mortal Songbeing a fantasy standalone, it s understandable that it has to be a first book and a conclusion all in one, and that s not something many fantasy stories can accomplish I can t tell you how I would have changed it, but I think a few changes to the ultimate outcome as well as a little bitconcerning where things go from here would have benefitted the ending.All in all, I really enjoyed this story I would definitely recommend it to my urban fantasy lovers and am super grateful I had the opportunity to read it


  3. Ben Alderson Ben Alderson says:

    4.5 I really enjoyed this novel I keep sayingDripping in Diversity, Mouthwatering mythology and a stunning setting I loved the insight into the world of Kami, Ghosts and demons Also, how Megan took the chosen one trope and flipped it on its head Its about the understand of not being special and how thats ok.My only issue was some of the characters we so long that i felt they could of been halved and separated.I will recommend this novel to anyone looking for a UNIQUE and MAGICAL advent 4.5 I really enjoyed this novel I keep sayingDripping in Diversity, Mouthwatering mythology and a stunning setting I loved the insight into the world of Kami, Ghosts and demons Also, how Megan took the chosen one trope and flipped it on its head Its about the understand of not being special and how thats ok.My only issue was some of the characters we so long that i felt they could of been halved and separated.I will recommend this novel to anyone looking for a UNIQUE and MAGICAL adventure


  4. Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell says:

    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest I read this for the Yule Bingo Challenge, for the category of Newt book with magical creatures Forinfo on this challenge, click here I m giving this three stars, but it s basically an honorary four star review, and I m going to explain why in just a moment.According to the author s note at the back, A MORTAL SONG took several years to complete It shows I m no expert in Japanese religion and mythology, but based on the litt Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest I read this for the Yule Bingo Challenge, for the category of Newt book with magical creatures Forinfo on this challenge, click here I m giving this three stars, but it s basically an honorary four star review, and I m going to explain why in just a moment.According to the author s note at the back, A MORTAL SONG took several years to complete It shows I m no expert in Japanese religion and mythology, but based on the little I do know, the author got a lot of things right This is a world based on Shinto religion, so you have kami basically a cross between spirits and gods , torii gates the gateways into sacred spaces ofuda paper talismans that repel bad spirits purification wells to purify yourself before entering the sacred spaces and demons, which are bad creatures I think they re called youkai All of the characters are Japanese This is not an Asian inspired world It takes place in Japan, specifically Nagoya and Tokyo, and the forested regions around the mountain The main character, Sora, has been raised her whole life as something between a god and a princess When you read the story, you think you re getting a typical chosen one plot, but Megan Crewe turns that trope on its head Sora is actually a human dupe the real chosen one has been living with humans in Tokyo for her own protection for all these years All the powers that Sora thought she had, she was borrowing from helpful, lesser kami, in particular her dragonfly companion, Midori.The real kami chosen one is a girl named Chiyo, who is about what you would expect of a Mary Sue lavender hair, cheerful all the time, incredibly popular However, even with this, Chiyo isn t what you would expect She is painfully naive and makes a lot of mistakes, and her constant upbeat attitude sometimes causes problems, particularly in delicate situations.Chiyo, Sora, a boy from Chiyo s class named Keiji, and Chiyo s boyfriend Haru, as well as Sora s guardian, Takeo, have to join forces with the kami of the mountain to stop a bunch ofyakuza ghosts from basically destroying the world and allowing Mt Fuji to erupt It sounds ridiculous when summarized so succinctly, but somehow it works It has a very manga like vibe to it, and the whole time I was reading, I kept getting flashbacks to Yu Yu Hakusho and Inuyasha I m old, okay.There is so much that this book got right and I would honestly give A MORTAL SONG four stars if not for the fact that it took so long to get off the ground It feels very second act heavy, the way first books in a series often do This means that while the first half is slow, the second half is jam packed with action as the author frantically attempts to wrap everything up Ironically, the story was so slow to start that the book didn t feel rushed it just felt like a normal, action packed pace I really enjoyed the second half, and even teared up a little at a touching moment at the end.The best aspect of this book, for me, was that it allowed me to relive the trip to Japan I took last summer We went to several Shinto shrines and they are so beautiful and so mysterious I can t really put into words what it was like standing in the middle of one of the sacred forests, except that it s an environment entirely unlike anything I ve ever felt in the forests here.Here are some of the pictures from my trip that this book made me remember Floating torii gate at the island of Miyajima


  5. mith mith says:

    when you say thoughts to come tomorrow but it s been like 11 days oops so hi guys, i d like to start off with a huge thank you to the author for giving me an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review i d like to add a sorry for it coming so late for the most part, a mortal song was not bad at all in fact, when i first found out about it via crewe s newsletter, i was pleasantly surprised because this was an instance where you d expect a chosen one only it s not the main character i h when you say thoughts to come tomorrow but it s been like 11 days oops so hi guys, i d like to start off with a huge thank you to the author for giving me an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review i d like to add a sorry for it coming so late for the most part, a mortal song was not bad at all in fact, when i first found out about it via crewe s newsletter, i was pleasantly surprised because this was an instance where you d expect a chosen one only it s not the main character i haven t read many books where this is the case so i was excited about this book.sora is a changeling she s not the real princess of mt fuji s spirit kingdom she s a human, not a kami and she doesn t find this out until her birthday right after a bunch of angry ghosts attacked the only home she knew now she has to rely on someone who s been labelled obtuse to find the real princess and save the kingdom within the week easy right haha.like i said, the book wasn t bad the action was interesting but it wasn t something that would keep you on your toes but it was enough to keep me going another plus was that it wasn t dull either, so yay for that.i liked the characters they felt real and not too over the top i can t really say much about them not because of spoilers, but because i didn t really feel anything for them i thought sora was a okay main character she was levelheaded and i understood her feelings, or tried to, as the novel progressed i do remember that, whilst reading, i found it a bit surprising also weird that she didn t act like the world had just disappeared from beneath her i mean, i guess that s kinda over the top, but dude she just found out several surprising things but that s just me.the romance was the iffiest thing for me there s no love triangle, but at one point there is a back and forth between feelings and i absolutely hated that but after that was settled i still didn t feel anything for either party it wasn t a romance that wow d me or made me think was too cute for words like most everything else, it was just okay.and for the ending god, i HATED it it felt cliched and an ending you d expect from every movie or book where there s a huge war not action but through TALKING and i hated that i wasn t something MORE it was a huge letdown.overall, the best word i can use to describe this book was okay i wish it was somethingspecial, especially since it involved japanese mythology but alas 3.5 stars


  6. Angelina Angelina says:

    I really liked this book Firstly let me say that I loved Sora she was such a likable character and I was so sad about what happened to her Her whole live she lived thinking she was something she was not and after a dreadful day she learns that everything she knew was just a lieThe pace of this book was fast and amazing, I really liked the magic system it was very unique and I really liked that the ending it was bitter sweat for me and I couldn t imagine any otherAll the characters were we I really liked this book Firstly let me say that I loved Sora she was such a likable character and I was so sad about what happened to her Her whole live she lived thinking she was something she was not and after a dreadful day she learns that everything she knew was just a lieThe pace of this book was fast and amazing, I really liked the magic system it was very unique and I really liked that the ending it was bitter sweat for me and I couldn t imagine any otherAll the characters were well developed and had traits that made them stand out.The only thing that didn t made sense to me was how Sora wasn t angry with her parents.Overall, this is a well written book and I definitely recommend it My thanks to Netgalley and Another World Press for giving this arc


  7. Alexis (TheSlothReader) Alexis (TheSlothReader) says:

    3.5This book started out very strong for me I really loved Sora, the main character, and I liked that this story was not, in fact, about the chosen one Instead it was about the girl who always believed she was the chosen one, until one day she finds out that her whole life has been a lie I really loved that I also really loved the Japanese setting It s not something that is seen often in YA, but as someone who knows a little bit about the Japanese culture, I devoured it I loved the Japanes 3.5This book started out very strong for me I really loved Sora, the main character, and I liked that this story was not, in fact, about the chosen one Instead it was about the girl who always believed she was the chosen one, until one day she finds out that her whole life has been a lie I really loved that I also really loved the Japanese setting It s not something that is seen often in YA, but as someone who knows a little bit about the Japanese culture, I devoured it I loved the Japanese folklore and how the author created the world out of that.However, the further into this book I got, themy excitement waned I wasn t very overly fond of any of the other characters that were introduced and I didn t love the romance subplot I found that once the main characters started hunting down the sacred items, the book got repetitive They travel, fight ghosts at shrine, retrieve sacred item, slay ghosts, recover and talk about their losses, Sora and Keiji romance each other, repeat That type of repetitiveness made the book a chore to pick up I also was not a fan of the ending I m not a fan of the love conquers all ending I find them to be anticlimactic, weak, and not a representation of good writing By making your hero show love and good to the villain so they understand that they ve done wrong, you re really just avoiding writing an epic battle of any variety.However I did enjoy the first half and I think Sora is a great lead I also do commend the author for not writing another Greek mythology story, instead focusing on an underrated but incredibly interesting folklore in YA For that reason, I gave this book three and a half stars


  8. Kaitlin Kaitlin says:

    So this is one of my SPFBO books and unfortunately I didn t finish this one I read to 25%, but I could tell by that point that this book just wasn t going to be my cup of tea The story has Asian origins, and is set largely around Mt Fuji in Japan, but it s a blend of the fantastical and the modern day, and I have a hard time withurban based fantasies.This story follows Sora, a young Kami who has been in training since she was born to grow up and take over Her parents are very powerful So this is one of my SPFBO books and unfortunately I didn t finish this one I read to 25%, but I could tell by that point that this book just wasn t going to be my cup of tea The story has Asian origins, and is set largely around Mt Fuji in Japan, but it s a blend of the fantastical and the modern day, and I have a hard time withurban based fantasies.This story follows Sora, a young Kami who has been in training since she was born to grow up and take over Her parents are very powerful protectors of the realm, they rule over the Mountain and with the other Kami they have incredible powers of magic to control the weather and other elements for the whole of Japan.When the story begins we re introduced to a little dragon fly sidekick and Takeo who is a body guard friend to Sora Sora is in the midst of planning for her birthday and hoping her parents will finally agree to teach her the ways of the Kami so she can truly unlock her potential and join in with them however, a swarm of ghosts led by a demon come and attack the mountain, and Sora and Takeo have to flee in order to find the true heir who can save them allWhat I liked about this story was the faster pacing and the concept of the dragon fly friend I am a sucker for a cute little side kick I must admit Sadly for me, this one had a fewnegatives than I was prepared to go on with The major complaint is that this feels super basic in writing style For me, I was a littlewonder and magic in a world where magic is everything to the Kami, but I never really got that This felt like it was geared heavily towards a younger age bracket, and the writing matched that younger reading age in my opinion.As for the characters, ultimately I just didn t connect The initial concepts were there, and they kept me reading til 25%, but by then I still had nothing to connect with and I just couldn t keep on reading a book where not a lot was making me have good bad emotions of any kind I probably would have given this a 2.5 s, it s by no means a bad book, just a bit simplistic and predictable, and so I think if you re a younger newer fantasy reader you may really enjoy trying this story, it just didn t personally appeal to me


  9. Tala Tala says:

    I received an advanced copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This has not influenced my opinion in any way A MORTAL SONG is about Sora, who has been raised as a member of the magical elite, kami When their home, Mt Fuji, is under attack, Sora believes that she will be its savior Only to find out that that is not her destiny at all.Can I just say AMAZING Yes, yes I can This book deserves 5 stars, alright It deserves all the stars Because yes, it is amI received an advanced copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This has not influenced my opinion in any way A MORTAL SONG is about Sora, who has been raised as a member of the magical elite, kami When their home, Mt Fuji, is under attack, Sora believes that she will be its savior Only to find out that that is not her destiny at all.Can I just say AMAZING Yes, yes I can This book deserves 5 stars, alright It deserves all the stars Because yes, it is amazing Megan Crewe took a worn out clich , the chosen one , and turned it around Because here, we do get a prophecy to be fulfilled by a heroine, but for once it s not the main character You know, perhaps this is what appealed to me most about this book It s different It s interesting It s just so. refreshing The setting, too, was interesting Contemporary Japan Yes, please The world building was superb The author took the modern world and infused it with the magical elements that this novel explores The side characters were brilliant Chiyo, in particular, had a personality often left unexplored in most YA books She really was the light of the book and I really liked her My only criticism, however, was that I would have liked to seeof a certain. 3 dimensionality to Sora s character Granted, yes, she does develop over the course of the novel, but at times her personality was not very well defined and just fell flat Most of the side characters had their distinct personalities, but Sora s was a bit underdeveloped The reason that the above criticism does not deduct points from my rating was that the action and plot twists yes, there were plot twists and yes, they were masterfully executed made up for it, big time This is my first book by Megan Crewe, but I assure you, it won t be my last Do I recommend it Yes Yes, of course I do.This review also appears on my blog, JustAddAWord.com


  10. Kells Next Read Kells Next Read says:

    Wow What a splendid read I laughed and cried for my heroine This was such a refreshing change from the usual troupes I definitely recommend this one to all.


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