Kingdom of The Blazing Phoenix

Kingdom of The Blazing Phoenix

by Julie C. Dao


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ISBN-13: 9781524738327
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Series: Rise of the Empress Series , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 50,072
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Julie Dao ( is a proud Vietnamese American who was born in upstate New York. She studied medicine in college, but came to realize blood and needles were her Kryptonite. By day, she worked in science news and research; by night, she wrote books about heroines unafraid to fight for their dreams, which inspired her to follow her passion of becoming a published author. Her debut book was Forest of a Thousand Lanterns. Julie lives in New England. Follow her on Twitter @jules_writes.

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Kingdom of The Blazing Phoenix 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
book_junkee 3 months ago
I liked the first book in this series, so I was pretty eager to see how this one played out. Jade was an easy character to like. She’s loyal and good and nice. So so so sooooooooo nice. And that’s sort of where I lost interest. What I loved from the first book was Xifeng’s ruthlessness. She is in this one, but the focus is all about Jade. There is a small group of characters and I could easily read a companion book about Wren. Plot wise, it was okay. The journey was a mild build up and the ending was sort of anti-climatic. And while the folklore was a fantastic aspect, I just couldn’t get captivated by a quest without urgency. Overall, it was a good story with gorgeous imagery, but it didn’t have the spark I was hoping for. **Huge thanks to Philomel Books for providing the arc free of charge**
Anonymous 3 months ago
I was a little worried going into this one. Could it possibly be as good as Forest of a Thousand Lanterns? Second books are often weaker, what if this wasn't good, what if it spoiled the memory of Forest for me? I shouldn't have worried. This is an amazing close to the series, with fantastic characters and even more of the wonderful worldbuilding I loved so much in Forest. I loved watching characters I knew turn back up in unexpected ways, playing different roles this time around. I can't wait to see what else Julie has lined up for us. I'm sure it'll be amazing.