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Free ↠ The Silence of Bones By June Hur – Vejega.info Thank you Chels, I love you Youtube Instagram Twitter Blog Spotify TwitchThank you Chels, I love you Youtube Instagram Twitter Blog Spotify Twitch I Have A Mouth, But I Mustn T Speak Ears, But I Mustn T Hear Eyes, But I Mustn T See, Joseon Korea Homesick And Orphaned Sixteen Year Old Seol Is Living Out The Ancient Curse May You Live In Interesting Times Indentured To The Police Bureau, She S Been Tasked With Assisting A Well Respected Young Inspector With The Investigation Into The Politically Charged Murder Of A NoblewomanAs They Delve Deeper Into The Dead Woman S Secrets, Seol Forms An Unlikely Bond Of Friendship With The Inspector But Her Loyalty Is Tested When He Becomes The Prime Suspect, And Seol May Be The Only One Capable Of Discovering What Truly Happened On The Night Of The MurderBut In A Land Where Silence And Obedience Are Valued Above All Else, Curiosity Can Be DeadlyJune Hur S Elegant And Haunting Debut The Silence Of Bones Is A Bloody Tale Perfect For Fans Of Kerri Maniscalco And Ren E Ahdieh This book, you guys My heart just filled with ten thousand rivers of emotions and tears Set in Korea in the 1800s, TEN THOUSAND RIVERS follows the journey of Seol, a girl indentured to the police bureau who becomes caught up in an investigation of a murder She quickly becomes entangled with the dark secrets and political intrigue surrounding the case.TEN THOUSAND RIVERS swept me away to ancient Korea, filled with misty mountains and hazy, foggy cities paddy fields and oceans June s writing This book, you guys My heart just filled with ten thousand rivers of emotions and tears Set in Korea in the 1800s, TEN THOUSAND RIVERS follows the journey of Seol, a girl indentured to the police bureau who becomes caught up in an investigation of a murder She quickly becomes entangled with the dark secrets and political intrigue surrounding the case.TEN THOUSAND RIVERS swept me away to ancient Korea, filled with misty mountains and hazy, foggy cities paddy fields and oceans June s writing is so atmospheric, and sometimes I had to pause and close my eyes over the gorgeous imagery her prose evoked Even better than the setting are the characters strong, wounded, yet brave and the relationships between them It s not often that I get teary or feel sad reading a book but certain chapters of June s had me clutching my chest and reading the lines over and over again because they were just so perfect a delicate balance of hope and depth and grief The book is filled with themes of courage, morality, feminism, and family relationships, each explored in such sweeping, lush ways.I m so honored to have read an early version of this, and I cannot wait to buy this once it s out A gorgeous debut The dead are gone, yet we live in their shadowsrepresentation Korean own voices trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers.5THIS WAS SO GOOD Firstly, the ATMOSPHERE and the SETTING were so well done I could picture everything so clearly in my head although this may be because I ve watched so many historical k dramas lol.Secondly, the MYSTERY was so well done and constantly kept me guessing.Thirdly, almost every other chapter had a plot twThe dead are gone, yet we live in their shadowsrepresentation Korean own voices trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers.5THIS WAS SO GOOD Firstly, the ATMOSPHERE and the SETTING were so well done I could picture everything so clearly in my head although this may be because I ve watched so many historical k dramas lol.Secondly, the MYSTERY was so well done and constantly kept me guessing.Thirdly, almost every other chapter had a plot twist so I was constantly on the edge of my seat, trying to figure out whether the reveals were reliable or not.And lastly, I just had a great time reading this It was quick and fun while also tackling darker themes at the same time.trigger warnings death, murder, loss of loved ones, mention of dying of starvation, mentions of suicide, being branded, sexism, classism, injured animals and animal death, torture and imprisonment, physical and verbal abuse, slavery, PTSD Where do I even begin with this review This book is like nothing I ve ever read June Hur has officially become one of my favorite authors The writing style was so detailed and immersive I felt like I was a part of the setting and everything that went on in the book I hardly ever read historical fiction but something about this book made me add it to my tbr without hesitation, and made it one of my highly anticipated of the year Oh it also become one of my favorite books of 2020 and ever.Th Where do I even begin with this review This book is like nothing I ve ever read June Hur has officially become one of my favorite authors The writing style was so detailed and immersive I felt like I was a part of the setting and everything that went on in the book I hardly ever read historical fiction but something about this book made me add it to my tbr without hesitation, and made it one of my highly anticipated of the year Oh it also become one of my favorite books of 2020 and ever.The book was so atmospheric and in the most amazing of ways It s set in Korea and it felt like a Kdrama unfolding in your mind s eye and I can t even begin to explain how exciting that is Everything was absolutely perfect I m usually a fast reader but I wanted to take this journey slow I wanted to take in every detail and everything that was shared I wanted to piece together the mystery on my own as well I wanted to be as much a part of the story as the characters themselves The mystery was so complex Seol spent the whole book collecting her own evidence and trying to solve this mystery and the further into the story we went, thequestions I had I was left trying to solve things until the very end of the book I guessed at a few things and some were correct but the overall feeling of having the mystery finally solved was overwhelming The book had so many plot twists and I enjoyed every one of them Seol was such a different character to follow but I enjoyed having her as a main character so much She was so determined and never backed down I don t think the mystery would have ever been solved without her She put so much on the line and proved to be the most loyal character Nothing felt rushed in the book I felt like we got everything at the perfect time, including Seol s story I honestly can t recommend this book enough It s officially one of my favorite books and I urge you to read it Content Warnings the author s listing on Goodreads violence murder misogyny mention and description of animal abuse mention and description of suicide I think I might start reading somehistorical fiction because I really enjoyed this one Or maybe I should just start reading fiction that isn t situated in America or Europe In either case, this was low key an emotional ride and an extremely unexpected read for something in YA I don t mean to bash YA books, but the lack of romance and the level of reflection in this book was astonishing Colour me shook A bit background about our rollercoaster in question If you are here for a ride of I think I might start reading somehistorical fiction because I really enjoyed this one Or maybe I should just start reading fiction that isn t situated in America or Europe In either case, this was low key an emotional ride and an extremely unexpected read for something in YA I don t mean to bash YA books, but the lack of romance and the level of reflection in this book was astonishing Colour me shook A bit background about our rollercoaster in question If you are here for a ride of reflection, a well planned mystery, and plenty of independent musings this ride will be perfect for you Buckle up as it will shortly begin.Before we embark on this ride of a book , I would like to remind all passengers that our ride takes place in Joseon Korea a detail that escaped me, till the Author s note , so it ll definitely be different than your usual read I can definitely say that it was different from most of mine As we slowly embark up our metal trail, I d like to introduce you to a couple of faces that will follow us through the journey Seol, and Inspector Han I won t say that there was much character development, and if there was it was fairly subtle I think while I liked Seol, I didn t strongly connect with any of the characters If anything, I was just hoping for a happy end for the characters To describe the ride itself, please be patient is what I ll say The plot moves fairly slowly but fairly meticulously There are a lot of workings and subplots especially for a standalone that Hur incorporates, while also painting the setting So I found I d lose interest if I stopped reading at any point, but the twists in this book were rather ingenious and caught me by surprise Now if I can direct your attention to the rather interesting material used to build the ride, ceramics ceramics is just for the metaphor, there s no double entendre here The writing style was different It wascontemplative and rightly so, because our MC was trying to solve a murder That being said, there was a lot written about discrimination between the levels and against women As well as about the principles the society relied on There was a lot of talk about honour Which was a quintessential part of the mystery, but also at least I think part of a message the author might have been trying to say if there was one I hope you ve brought your tissues because the end of this ride might be a bit of a tear jerker and your grown up pants because the level of maturity to read this ending is unreal Personally, I was not a fan of how it ended I mean the perp was caught, which is great, but I otherwise dislike the fact that view spoiler it wasn t a totally happy ending Han died before he could see his older sister, and not to mention, he was still willing to keep his old life dead so that he continue is path of vengeance hide spoiler But this book really came as a shock to me Especially because I found it in the teen section of my library s overdrive It is very subtle and artful in the way that it integrates this story a mystery story during a historical period of persecution The background had some but really no bearing on the key players obviously the sentiments at the time dictated how the characters interacted and some of the motivations for some characters, but it wasn t a story about the key players in the prosecution It wasn t a retelling, but rather a story of a serial murder at that time I think the biggest surprise came from the focus to reunite family, which is a theme I ve seen before, but not in the context that was brought in this book I think there was a line in this book, when you are looking for someone the world becomes so immense something like that and this level of realism is something that came as a huge shock, a kick to reality and a maturing read To top it off, there was no romance SURPRISED I know I was I think this is literally a first for me in the world of YA So that brings us to the end of our ride I genuinely enjoyed the plot, it was a really good mystery and the context and setting were set amazingly well While I didn t connect with the characters as well and really didn t like the ending, it is and amazingly well written and well thought out novel I had the utmost pleasure of reading this a while back and adored every word June s writing is breathtaking, her characters pull at your heart, and her mystery is both alluring and constantly leaves you guessing I am so excited that others will be able to read this beautiful book as well and that someone as deserving as June gets to have her words be out in the world.Everyone, you are doing yourself a favour by adding this book to your TBR I have been looking forward to June Hur s debut for years, long before I became somewhat jaded by YA literature, and so I was not really expecting my expectations to be met, but I am so pleased to say that they absolutely were The Silence of Bones is a vibrant, carefully researched, melancholic murder mystery that kept me reading for hours straight, until I lost track of time Hur s writing is elegant and mature, as are her characters, who are all multi faceted and complex The mystery is intri I have been looking forward to June Hur s debut for years, long before I became somewhat jaded by YA literature, and so I was not really expecting my expectations to be met, but I am so pleased to say that they absolutely were The Silence of Bones is a vibrant, carefully researched, melancholic murder mystery that kept me reading for hours straight, until I lost track of time Hur s writing is elegant and mature, as are her characters, who are all multi faceted and complex The mystery is intricately crafted and genuinely interesting Hur managed to weave her own characters into actual historical events and people in a skillfull way GUYS I AM LIVING FOR THESE CULTURALLY CORRECT AND STUNNING COVERS OKAYand now I feel weird because I truly SAW this cover, okay It was on Goodreads and it was beautifuland now it s gone I am confused and devastated a n y w a y sconsidering I am learning the Korean language, culture, and basically as much as I can about that countryyes, this is calling my name very loudly.yay we have a new coveralthough I loved the first one better and I m still super hyped for t GUYS I AM LIVING FOR THESE CULTURALLY CORRECT AND STUNNING COVERS OKAYand now I feel weird because I truly SAW this cover, okay It was on Goodreads and it was beautifuland now it s gone I am confused and devastated a n y w a y sconsidering I am learning the Korean language, culture, and basically as much as I can about that countryyes, this is calling my name very loudly.yay we have a new coveralthough I loved the first one better and I m still super hyped for this Thank you, Macmillan, for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review There are usually only three causes of murder lust, greed, or vengeance Among these three, vengeance is the most common Inspector HanDo you enjoy watching K dramas, particularly those with vivid, historical settings and well developed characters Shows like Splendid Politics and Empress Ki can have as many as 40 50 episodes because they have multiple story arcs, but this debut novel will give you all th Thank you, Macmillan, for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review There are usually only three causes of murder lust, greed, or vengeance Among these three, vengeance is the most common Inspector HanDo you enjoy watching K dramas, particularly those with vivid, historical settings and well developed characters Shows like Splendid Politics and Empress Ki can have as many as 40 50 episodes because they have multiple story arcs, but this debut novel will give you all the delights of the genre with just 336 pages I was excited to read this book when I first heard about it last year, so I m glad that it exceeded my expectations The Silence of Bones is about Seol, a 16 year old girl who is indentured to the police bureau during the Joseon Dynasty She misses her family dearly, particularly her brother who died around 10 years ago In addition to her homesickness, she has to deal with much fear and anxiety as she helps the authorities solve a murder mystery Seol finds herself under the wing of Inspector Han, a highly esteemed noble and the head of the investigation However, as they collectpieces of evidence, Seol begins to doubt Han s integrity Could he be the killer they were all looking for Seol prides herself in her loyalty, but not even her faith in the inspector will keep her silent.For someone who was barely an adult, Seol had a tough life because of the political climate Nonetheless, I loved the historical context of this book Joseon s queen regent was like the counterpart of England s Bloody Mary, planning to sniff out all of the Catholics in the country After Seol s father was executed for converting to Catholicism, her mother committed suicide Then, Seol was exiled for three years and was eventually bought as a slave The Christian in me mourned the deaths of the Catholic characters, but the Asian part of me understood the queen s refusal to embrace Western ideologies.The police officers generally didn t abuse Seol, but the conservative rules of Joseon society e.g., men couldn t touch female non relatives obliged them to use her as a collector handler of female victims As a result, Seol wasn t a stranger to violence and death I was surprised that she didn t let those noseless faces drive her to insanity But if I remember correctly, Seol rarely smiled or laughed in the novel Her circumstances were that dire.Most of Seol s moments of positivity were linked to Inspector Han Seol respected him a lot and did whatever she could to prove her usefulness and competence She believed that he was the very first person to look beyond her status as a servant, the first man who really saw her These epiphanies hinted at a possible romance, making the plotexciting Most K dramas and YA books feature couples to root for, so I m sure that other readers will also see the chemistry between the characters.Inspector Han was a puzzle to me I couldn t predict his actions because his feelings for Seol were as fickle as the wind His hatred for Catholicism was perhaps the most consistent thing about him One scene in the book almost made me despise Han Seol s life was in danger, but he conveyed or feigned indifference Still, Seol resolved to set aside her emotions and give him the benefit of the doubt Until she found solid proof, she wouldn t abandon her friend and mentor.June Hur excelled at making me doubt the characters Seol wasn t an unreliable narrator, so I knew that she wasn t the killer On the other hand, Inspector Han, Lady Kang, Officer Shim, and even the mother of one of the victims were potential criminals Seol s fellow slaves weren t necessarily innocent, either There were so many suspects that I was tempted to look at the last page of the book The tension was almost unbearable My one, nitpicky problem was the repetitive use of the word silence Whether or not it was intentional, I couldn t unsee it You can blame my career as an editor, which encourages me to notice such minor details xDOverall, The Silence of Bones is one of my favorite 2020 releases It s probably the best Korea inspired work in my collection, so I can t wait to read June Hur s sopho novel Be prepared for a tragic yet beautiful ending

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