Saturday, June 11, 2016

What's New? Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Hop on over there to ogle what other bloggers got this week.

When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin. 369 p. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, October 4, 2016. 9780316125925.

Publisher synopsis: A breathtaking, full-color illustrated fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore, a companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon 

Pinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. However, the peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the Emperor arrive and kidnap the storyteller.

Everyone knows that the Emperor wants something called the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night. Determined to have her grandmother returned, Pinmei embarks on a journey to find the Luminous Stone alongside her friend Yishan, a mysterious boy who seems to have his own secrets to hide. Together, the two must face obstacles usually found only in legends to find the Luminous Stone and save Pinmei's grandmother—before it's too late.

A fast-paced adventure that is extraordinarily written and beautifully illustrated, When the Sea Turned to Silver is a masterpiece companion novel to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon andStarry River of the Sky.

I love Grace Lin's art and her middle grade novels are nearly perfect. I am so looking forward to reading the third book in the cycle that started with When the Mountain Meets the Moon. 


  1. This looks like a beautiful book. Have a fun week.

  2. I love the cover art for this book. Looks interesting :)

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  3. The cover looks incredible! I hope you enjoy it :)

    Sofia @ SofiaLovesReading