The Fire Horse Girl
A fiery and romantic adventure, perfect for fans of Grace Lin, Kristen Cashore, or Lisa See!Jade Moon is a Fire Horse -- the worst sign in the Chinese zodiac for girls, said to make them stubborn, willful, and far too imaginative. But while her family despairs of marrying her off, she has a... show more
A fiery and romantic adventure, perfect for fans of Grace Lin, Kristen Cashore, or Lisa See!Jade Moon is a Fire Horse -- the worst sign in the Chinese zodiac for girls, said to make them stubborn, willful, and far too imaginative. But while her family despairs of marrying her off, she has a passionate heart and powerful dreams, and wants only to find a way to make them come true.Then a young man named Sterling Promise comes to their village to offer Jade Moon and her father a chance to go to America. While Sterling Promise's smooth manners couldn't be more different from her own impulsive nature, Jade Moon falls in love with him on the long voyage. But America in 1923 doesn't want to admit many Chinese, and when they are detained at Angel Island, the "Ellis Island of the West," she discovers a betrayal that destroys all her dreams. To get into America, much less survive there, Jade Moon will have to use all her stubbornness and will to break a new path . . . one as brave and dangerous as only a Fire Horse girl can imagine.
Publish date: January 1st 2013
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
3 stars. What a nice heroine! Enjoyed Jade Moon's story.
I don’t often select historical fiction for myself, but I picked this one up on high recommendations. Here is another fine example of a book whose description I really should have read before diving into the pages. I knew that there was a Fire Horse girl — and a boy — involved, but that was pretty m...
Originally posted at Gypsy ReviewsAs someone who fell in love with Mulan and to this date is still my favourite Disney princess who I look up to, I was thrilled that the Fire Horse Girl was able to deliver the very same magic I felt when I watched Mulan. It’s such an inspiring story that tells you t...
Well this was a nice surprise! This book received a couple of positive reviews from my friends, but only a few read it, and there has not been a ton of hype or blogging activity over this book. And that is a damn shame. Because The Fire Horse Girl is possible my favorite read of 2013 so far. I know,...
The Fire Horse Girl is a fabulous novel. I loved Jade Moon, the heroine, to pieces. I liked learned about something I didn't know much about- the immigration of Chinese women in the early twentieth century- in a way that was both informative and entertaining. I will definitely be picking up Honeyman...