The Poppy War (Untitled #1)

The Poppy War (Untitled #1)

When Rin aced the Keju, the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies, it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn?t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin?s guardians, who believed they?d finally be able to marry her off and further their criminal enterprise; and to Rin herself, who When Rin aced the Keju, the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies, it was a sh...

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Title:The Poppy War (Untitled #1)
Author:R.F. Kuang
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Poppy War
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:544 pages pages

The Poppy War (Untitled #1) Reviews

  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    May 14, 2018
    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars I can't believe this is a debut. I can't believe the author is in her early twenties. I can't believe humanity's history with war and violence is so deeply disturbing. RTC. ...
  • Thomas
    Jul 12, 2018
    I wanted to fanboy this book so hard but ended up only loving parts of it. I respect R.F. Kuang for her willingness to take risks and address serious topics with her massive debut. She portrays war ? its brutality, its victims, its consequences ? so well, showing how it decimates l...
  • *Thea 'WookieMama' Wilson*
    May 20, 2018
    OH MY GOD! All I have to say about this book is that it is simply STUNNING! For a debut fantasy novel this work is beautiful,. The writing, the world building, the characters, the pace..... everything is just perfection and I think that if you're in love with fantasy like I am th...
  • Melanie
    Apr 09, 2018
    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?But I warn you, little warrior. The price of power is pain.? First and foremost, please go read one of my best friends in this entire world?s review: Petrik?s review is not only amazing, he...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    May 01, 2018
    5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/05/03/... Sometimes I find it difficult to write a review for a book that I loved wholeheartedly, mainly because of all the emotions I?m feeling and it?s as if every single one of them is vying to burst forth from ...
  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    May 31, 2018
    The Nikara believed in strictly defined social roles, a rigid hierarchy that all were locked into at birth. Everything had its own place under heaven. Princelings became Warlords, cadets became soldiers, and orphan shopgirls from Tikany should be content with remaining orphan shopgirl...
  • Emily May
    May 15, 2018
    ?But I warn you, little warrior. The price of power is pain.? Holy hell, what did I just read?? ? A fantasy military school ? A rich world based on modern Chinese history ? Shamans and gods ? Detailed characterization leading to unforgettable characters ? Adorab...
  • Delirious Disquisitions
    Jun 06, 2018
    I got chills right there. What the fuck did I just read??? ...
  • James Lafayette  Tivendale
    Apr 25, 2018
    I received an advanced reader copy of The Poppy War from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank R. F. Kuang and Harper Voyager for this opportunity. Rin is a war orphan who works at her foster parents' shop and their main income is created by dealing ...
  • Caidyn (BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    Jul 03, 2018
    This review can also be found here! TW: Kuang actually compiled a list of triggers on her blog! What a book. I think this might be the best fantasy I?ve read yet this year. This book is so epic, so great, so enthralling that it was hard to put down. (Except at one point, which ...
  • Paul O'Neill
    Jul 03, 2018
    Upon reflection, downgrading to three stars. Hmmm... this is such a hard book to review. I?m giving it a tentative [four] stars now but I may change my mind later. The only reason it?s getting an extra star is that the story acts as a pretty fantastic metaphor and has a message...
  • Justine
    May 22, 2018
    The story here was complex and nicely paced. I really liked the multilayered and nuanced characters; they were probably my favourite part. I'm quite impressed this is a debut novel and look forward to what Kuang does next. This starts as a martial training school book but rapidly ev...
  • Kaitlin
    Apr 26, 2018
    *I was sent this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review* First up, trigger warnings for: - Rape - Self Harm - Substance abuse - Torture - Genocide - Racism Yes, this is one pretty daaaaark book! I am so pleased I requested this one because it tur...
  • Connor
    Jun 29, 2018
    This novel started out so strong for me, and I can't believe how little I was enjoying it toward the end. This novel reads like two separate people wrote it. I loved the first 40 percent. I know people have compared The Poppy War to The Kingkiller Chronicle because of the academy setti...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    Jun 03, 2018
    The Poppy War is not a book to be missed by fantasy fans and especially those who like it infused with copious amounts of blood, darkness and misery. This isn?t some fluffy little tale about teenage romance and personal discovery (although it may seem that way in the beginning.) ...
  • Meagan
    Jun 29, 2018
    "This is why we are strong. We draw our strength from centuries and centuries of unforgotten injustices. Our task-- our very reason for being-- is to make those deaths mean something. After us, there will be no Speer. Only a memory." Things I liked: ?The intertwining of the...
  • Emma
    Apr 21, 2018
    I'm not going to lie, I struggled with this one. Right up to about 45% in I was wondering how the hell anyone was giving this 5 stars - not only was it not grimdark, it was borderline YA, and a rather blatant rip off of The Name of the Wind, including: super clever, good at EVERYTHING ...
  • R.F. Kuang
    Feb 24, 2018
    Hi, there! THE POPPY WAR is my book, so I'm obviously a bit biased. I wrote it over three months during the winter of 2015, signed with an agent in February 2016, and sold the book to Harper Voyager during my birthday weekend in May 2016. It's been nearly two years since then, so I'...
  • Hannah
    Apr 28, 2018
    That was seriously impressive; I knew I needed to read this as soon as I saw the brilliant cover. The book has also garnered a serious amount of buzz and as such I was beyond thrilled to have the chance to read this early. I was then a bit apprehensive when the first reviews came in an...
  • Em
    Jul 09, 2018
    If I die suddenly and don't have time to say anything profound, just know that my real last words will always be about how much I fucking love this book ...
  • Acqua
    Jun 10, 2018
    2.5 stars. The Poppy War is a high fantasy book inspired by the Sino-Japanese wars. It's told from the point of view of Rin, a peasant from the Rooster Province who, through hard work and sleepless nights, managed to get into Sinegard, an elite military academy. I really wanted t...
  • Emily
    May 22, 2018
    Okay, so I LOVED this. Absolutely loved it. The first half of the book feels reminiscent of lots of school-based fantasy books, if a TOUCH darker (we see some classism, racism, colorism, etc. in ways that are significantly more prominent than other books that use this same structur...
  • Piera
    May 20, 2018
    This book was incredible and is a new favourite fantasy! *Would not recommend for young/sensitive readers - very graphic Review available on my channel - www.youtube.com/pieraforde ...
  • Scott  Hitchcock
    Jun 23, 2018
    Although not listed as book 1 I hope this is a series. What a great opening statement. This book is a GrimDark and Historical Fiction blend that delivers on both an action and empathetic level. If you're expect YA because the characters are young you'll be very disappointed. This i...
  • Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance
    Jun 03, 2018
    I just bought this at a booksigning with the author at TheBookCon in NYC. Can't wait to read it :) ...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Jul 03, 2018
    Hands down Best Fantasy of 2018! This was such an amazing read and cannot wait to get my hands on the rest of the trilogy. The books will be insta buys for me! War, school, magic, no freaking romance... This book kept me on my toes. I have no doubt this series will become huge...
  • Petrik
    Apr 08, 2018
    ARC provided by the publisher?Harper Voyager?in exchange for an honest review. I have no doubt this will end up being the best fantasy debut of the year. No no, scratch that understatement. Ladies and gentlemen, let me present to you a review for The Poppy War, a book that will ...
  • Sabrina The Trash Queen
    May 24, 2018
    I have very very high expectations for this. I only read fantastic reviews for this debut, and I hope it lives up to it. ?? ...
  • ❄️Nani❄️
    May 10, 2018
    4.5? Holy wow. That was fantastic. Dark, intense, chilling and so much more. This book is NOT your run of the mill fantasy. Be mindful of trigger warnings for... well, everything. 4.5?? Holy wow. That was fantastic. Dark, intense, chilling and so much more. ...
  • Rusty Grey
    May 23, 2018
    Perfection might be an understatement for The Poppy War . A bundle of pure unadulterated feels !! It's been an hour since I finished this gem , and I'm still reeling from it's effect . TW - Graphic violence , Rape , Genocide , Infanticide , Drug Abuse "War doesn't determine w...