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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 couldnt believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rins guardians, who believed theyd finally be able to marry her off and further their criminal enterprise; and to Rin herself, who realized she was finally free of the servitude and despair that had made up her daily existence. That she got into Sinegard, the most elite military school in Nikan, was even more surprising.But surprises arent always good.Because being a dark-skinned peasant girl from the south is not an easy thing at Sinegard. Targeted from the outset by rival classmates for her color, poverty, and gender, Rin discovers she possesses a lethal, unearthly poweran aptitude for the nearly-mythical art of shamanism. Exploring the depths of her gift with the help of a seemingly insane teacher and psychoactive substances, Rin learns that gods long thought dead are very much aliveand that mastering control over those powers could mean more than just surviving school.For while the Nikara Empire is at peace, the Federation of Mugen still lurks across a narrow sea. The militarily advanced Federation occupied Nikan for decades after the First Poppy War, and only barely lost the continent in the Second. And while most of the people are complacent to go about their lives, a few are aware that a Third Poppy War is just a spark away . . .Rins shamanic powers may be the only way to save her people. But as she finds out more about the god that has chosen her, the vengeful Phoenix, she fears that winning the war may cost her humanity . . . and that it may already be too late....

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Number of Pages : 544 pages
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The Poppy War Reviews

  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~

    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.


  • Acqua

    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 to like this. In a way, I did, but I also really didn't like this. To start making sense, I'll tell you a quick summary of my thoughts: this book is divided into three parts. When I think about Part I, which is almost half

    • after the beginning of Part II, I didn't care about any character but Rin;

    • the setting wasn't interesting either;

    • after the beginning of Part II, I guessed every single reveal 200 pages before than the characters did.

    This third point still surprises me. So much that I'm not even sure those reveals were supposed to be plot twists, but the characters were clearly surprised by them so I guess I should have been too? But the narration came very close to telling me that same thing 200 pages before! So...?

    At the same time, I can't understand why they wouldn't be supposed to be plot twists, because there are few things as frustrating as seeing the characters throw themselves into a trap when you know it's a trap and you have known that for a time.

    It's somewhat unfair, but I end up feeling like they were too stupid to live.

    But that's not enough - Part II and Part III are some of the most emotionally draining things I've ever read. I personally don't like that from books; it makes me stop caring. It's not even about the descriptions of violence. They were triggering, yes, but I skimmed them because I knew they were there and even if I hadn't I would have skimmed anyway because I was skimming everything when I got to that point. Part II bored me that much.

    An author can draw from real events, but they're still writing fiction, and they decide what to show and not to show. If they're going to show me characters being miserable for 200+ pages, always fighting with the enemy and fighting between each other, with no light moments or interactions, I am going to be bored. I need to see the good parts too - if there are none, I'm going to lose interest.

    The dark moments have a lot less impact without the light ones; in a way, it's a matter of stakes.

    It could be said this kind of portrayal of war is realistic, and it probably wouldn't be wrong, but if I wanted to read something this emotionally draining, I'd read nonfiction. ...more

  • ❄️Nani❄️


    Sweet heavens, that was remarkable. Fantastic. Everything I could ask for in a fantasy.

    I knew it was undoubtedly going to end up as a new favourite but it far exceeded even my own rocket high expectations.


  • Scarlett

    I just bought this at a booksigning with the author at TheBookCon in NYC. Can't wait to read it :)

  • Sabrina The Trash Queen

    I have very very high expectations for this.

    I only read fantastic reviews for this debut, and I hope it lives up to it. 💚🤞

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)

    5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

    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 me all at the same time. The Poppy War is one of those books. There’s so much I want to say about it, like why it’s so awesome, why it spoke so strongly to me, and why you should drop everything and read it at once. Really

  • R.F. Kuang

    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'm terribly excited for it to finally go out in the world!

    I'm going to use this space to tell you a little about THE POPPY WAR in case you're wondering whether you might enjoy reading it. This book is not a romance sto

  • Bookdragon Sean

    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.) This is a book about reality. Now that’s an odd thing to say isn’t it? Reality? We’re talking about fantasy here. But do let me explain.

    This is a book about the realities of war. War isn’t pretty. War isn’t about heroic