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In a famine-stricken village on a dusty yellow plain, two children are given two fates. A boy, greatness. A girl, nothingness…
In 1345, China lies under harsh Mongol rule. For the starving peasants of the Central Plains, greatness is something found only in stories. When the Zhu family’s eighth-born son, Zhu Chongba, is given a fate of greatness, everyone is mystified as to how it will come to pass. The fate of nothingness received by the family’s clever and capable second daughter, on the other hand, is only as expected.
When a bandit attack orphans the two children, though, it is Zhu Chongba who succumbs to despair and dies. Desperate to escape her own fated death, the girl uses her brother’s identity to enter a monastery as a young male novice. There, propelled by her burning desire to survive, Zhu learns she is capable of doing whatever it takes, no matter how callous, to stay hidden from her fate.
After her sanctuary is destroyed for supporting the rebellion against Mongol rule, Zhu takes the chance to claim another future altogether: her brother’s abandoned greatness.
I am soooooo excited for this book. I think it’s probably one of my most anticipated books of the year. Thankfully, we don’t have too much longer to wait. She Who Became the Sun is expected July 20th, 2021.
22 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan”
I can’t wait to read this book!!!
That’s right around the corner! Love the cover too. Great share. 😉
Yep, not too long to wait now. 🙂
I’m very excited for this too, and wow the cover😍
Yeah, I am in love with that cover!
This one is on my list too.
It just looks so good! I know a lot of us are excited for it. 🙂
this cover is amazing, it gives me slight Mulan vibes! i’m definitely adding this one to my tbr!
I heard there is cross dressing so I’m excited haha. 🙂
I can’t wait for this one either! It sounds so good!
Right? I’m so hyped! Hope we both enjoy it!
This is also one of my most anticipated releases this year!
I think it’s on a lot of our lists, I hope we all love it. 🙂
I have had the arc for this on Netgalley for ages but I’ve not got around to reading it yet. I will definitely get around to it before it releases though haha!
Haha, I know what you mean though, you have to be in the right mood. This is also why I try not to get ARCs of books I’m too excited for all the time LOL.
I’m (im)patiently waiting as well…..
Haha. Totally get that. 🙂
Yes, I’m so excited to read this too!
Luckily we don’t have to wait too much longer now. 😀
I also have a copy of this and I’m looking forward to picking it up.
Yeah, I’m excited for it!