Sora's life was full of magic—until she discovered it was all a lie.
Heir to Mt. Fuji's spirit kingdom, Sora yearns to finally take on the sacred kami duties. But just as she confronts her parents to make a plea, a ghostly army invades the mountain. Barely escaping with her life, Sora follows her mother's last instructions to a heart-wrenching discovery: she is a human changeling, raised as a decoy while her parents' true daughter remained safe but unaware in modern-day Tokyo. Her powers were only borrowed, never her own. Now, with the world's natural cycles falling into chaos and the ghosts plotting an even more deadly assault, it falls on her to train the unprepared kami princess.
As Sora struggles with her emerging human weaknesses and the draw of an unanticipated ally with secrets of his own, she vows to keep fighting for her loved ones and the world they once protected. But for one mortal girl to make a difference in this desperate war between the spirits, she may have to give up the only home she's ever known.
With its breathtaking action, heart-wrenching conflict, and unexpected romance, this vivid standalone YA fantasy will delight fans of Julie Kagawa and Laini Taylor.
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"Megan Crewe's A Mortal Song is engrossing from the first chapter. The world of the kami is beautifully fantastic and delicately drawn, and the switched-at-birth scenario made me instantly feel for both of these resilient, brave girls. A Mortal Song has lots of magic, lots of heart, and lots to love." -Kendare Blake, New York Times bestselling author of Three Dark Crowns
Fantastic plot and characters
I absolutely loved A Mortal Song. Having a story about not a chosen one, but the person who thought was the chosen one? GIVE ME TEN!
Sora has turned into one of my favorite characters. Going with her through the journey of discovering her "humanity" was incredibly real, and the rest of the characters don't fall far behind her. The writing style makes the story even more enjoyable.
The only thing that gave me a little bit of an internal-conflict was the ending. I wish I had 20 or 50 more pages, I wish I could see more about how everything turned out.
Overall, A Mortal Song was a book I enjoyed and will probably reread someday soon.