I am very grateful to be one of the people blessed by a Descendant of the Crane ARC. As one of the few DOTC related I’ll be featuring in my blog! I decided to share my initial and basically choking on my own reactions while holding a copy and being blown by this wonderful piece! These are my thoughts whilst reading an advanced reading copy of Descendant of the Crane. Though, I admit I have omitted some because honestly there were thousands of thoughts traveling at lightspeed when things while reading hahaha! These are spoiler-free, so read along! I hope.

  1. It has a gorgeous cooooover!
  2. THERE’S AN EPIGRAPH
  3. SETTING!!! THE SETTING!
  4. Loving the energy: banter, clothes, food YAAAAS
  5. is it me or is it the coffee
  6. I’m dying to know
  7. whos the convict
  8. should I be laughing?
  9. MaNs3rVanT
  10. oh my
  11. this is a different road
  12. this is heavy
  13. I’m sensing a rift here
  14. I think they found it.
  15.  
  16. This is how it begins
  17. it’s happening
  18. I’m liking Lilian super hard right now, like lady boner going on
  19. I hope I’m not misplacing my trust on any of you. #doubful
  20. I’m stressing, I just began.
  21. The sceneries are amazing!!! (Joan, what are you talking about?!)
  22. She’s hurting too.
  23. As if things were not interesting enough already.
  24. These all rang true
  25. DAMMMMMMNNNNN
  26. MY HEART IS HAMMERING IN MY CHEST RIGHT NOW
  27. MY RIBS FELT IT
  28. Lilian was not kidding about Minister Xia Zhong
  29. Touche
  30. Slap me good, the details I mean the tiniest details in here good lord, have mercy.
  31. it’s running deep now I think I may have trusted way too much now
  32. I’ve seen this I am jumping now
  33. Now I’m hOWLING
  34. Shit
  35. Shit
  36. Trust. Trust? Trust?
  37. My emotions are being toyed so well. How dare you, Joan?
  38. Seriously, no, I refuse my eyes deceives me. Nooo
  39. What happened?
  40. “The clarity of her goals dimmed as they came within reach.” Don’t fking touch me.
  41. what a sight
  42. ohhhhh this courtroom drama is a spectacle!!!
  43. Sanjing. Akira. Caiyan. Lilian. Hesina.
  44. and I’m betting my heart won’t be broken but we all know y’all liars!
  45. it’s burning slow
  46. leafffffffff
  47. why though?
  48. Image result for brooklyn 99 gif
  49. What game are they all playing?!
  50. Chapter 10?
  51. *wipes drool*
  52. He’s looking out is he? like genuinely?
  53. I like her should I trust her too?
  54. What do you mean gone?
  55. grabs popcorn
  56. the names!!!
  57. if her didi (younger brother) knows about this ooof you’re toast
  58. HES HERE HE PART OF THE ENTOURAGE
  59. EQUALITY
  60. What is it with his rod?
  61. Some idyllic fantasy. I would read tho.
  62. STOP DENYING.
  63. This is getting better than The Game of Thrones!!
  64. what are you? why are you doing this? how did he know?
  65. I’d be willing to feed you sand AND drown in the ocean for you
  66. I love me a condescending Sanjing
  67. I AM CHOKING IN MY OWN SALIVA
  68. HE DID THAT
  69. WAITTTTT how do one breath again?
  70. Xia Zhong
  71. They’re all clashing yall
  72. Remind me not to get on Hesina’s bad side
  73. I’d be very immature about this rod now. Hehehe
  74. What a spectacle
  75. I existed to witness this shit
  76. SLAP ME. SLAP MEEE.
  77. EVERYTHING MAKES SO MUCH SENSE
  78. He ain’t wrong
  79. Ughhh, clever as ever
  80. YOU YOU
  81. the judicial system
  82. are they showing their true colors now
  83.  Image result for amy santiago gif
  84. “Many if I must” is a mood tbh
  85. I HAD MY SUSPICIONS BUT
  86. HOLD MY POODLE
  87. He must be protected at all cost
  88. holyshitsholyfuckingshitholyshitholyshit
  89. I DIDNT THINK 2 NOUNS AND A VERB COULD RUIN ME LIKE THIS BAD
  90. I AM FUCKING LOSING IT
  91. There are more chapters to read I am already fading.
  92. Why is this so good?!
  93. I am pandemonium
  94. Image result for litrall chills jake peralta gif
  95. BITCH IM NO GOING TO CRY
  96. ROOM FOUND: NO OXYGEN
  97. I. Do. Not Like. This.
  98. This is so good like taking arrows straight to your heart.
  99. DAMNIT
  100. that escalated quick
  101. I am glad I refrain from taking a shot whenever a plot twist happens…
  102. you do you, you do you,
  103. IM NOT GOING TO CRY
  104. IM NOT GOING TO CRY
  105. DONT GO NEAR ME
  106. I AM OKAY
  107. I NEED TO BREAK SOMETHING
  108. Queen may be busy be she gotta look good.
  109. Image result for brooklyn 99 gif
  110. These realizations
  111. could she
  112. NO WAY
  113. YOU LIE
  114. I AM NOT ON THE VERGE OF TEARS
  115. HE LOOKS GOOD
  116. Y’ALL
  117. OH NO MY BRAIN CELLS
  118. WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING
  119. 2:49 AM I AINT SLEEPING!!!!!!!Image result for boyle brooklyn 99 gif

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WHAT BOOK AM I REACTING TO?

Descendant of the CraneTitle: Descendant of the Crane

Author: Joan He

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

Release Date: April 2nd, 2019

Synopsis:

Tyrants cut out hearts. Rulers sacrifice their own

Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, but when her beloved father is murdered, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen of an unstable kingdom. Determined to find her father’s killer, Hesina does something desperate: she engages the aid of a soothsayer—a treasonous act, punishable by death… because in Yan, magic was outlawed centuries ago.

Using the information illicitly provided by the sooth, and uncertain if she can trust even her family, Hesina turns to Akira—a brilliant and alluring investigator who’s also a convicted criminal with secrets of his own. With the future of her kingdom at stake, can Hesina find justice for her father? Or will the cost be too high?

In this shimmering Chinese-inspired fantasy, debut author Joan He introduces a determined and vulnerable young heroine struggling to do right in a world brimming with deception.

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