A Mortal Song
by Megan Crewe
Publisher: Megan Crewe
Pub Date: September 2016
Genre: Young Adult
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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.
My Review: Sora is about to have the journey she never expected. Sora always thought she knew who she was. Knew what she was going to and work hard on her kami duties. But everything is shattered. A ghostly army comes in and ruins the mountain. She barely makes it out, but not without some knowledge. She is not the heir, her parents aren’t really hers and her powers will go to the one who truly belongs.
After dealing with the news of being a changeling, Sora goes out to find the real princess. Teach her to use these powers, fight against the ghost and take her kingdom. While this happens, Sora starts to feel her human side more, and things become difficult for her. The war between the spirits is growing, it will take everything she has to train the princess and help win this war.
Overall, an amazing story! This book had many elements that I love to read. Reminds me of other books that I loved. The world building, details, characters, it was all done really well and I can’t wait to read more.