The Walled City
Disguised as a boy, Jin Ling searches for her missing sister, Mei Yee, who was sold into the brothels of the Walled City. It's a cut-throat world of gangs, drug-dealers and warlords and every day is a struggle to survive. Jin Ling relies on her speed and cunning but how long will her luck hold?... show more
Disguised as a boy, Jin Ling searches for her missing sister, Mei Yee, who was sold into the brothels of the Walled City. It's a cut-throat world of gangs, drug-dealers and warlords and every day is a struggle to survive. Jin Ling relies on her speed and cunning but how long will her luck hold? When a mysterious boy, Dai, requests her help with a dangerous mission Jin Ling's inclined to say no - this is a world where no one can be trusted - but the mission offers her a vital chance to see inside the brothel where her sister may be being held.
Jin Ling and Dai join forces, but will either of them survive the mission? Is Mei Yee still alive? And how will any of them ever escape the stifling city walls?
With a fantasy setting inspired by Kowloon Walled City, Hong Kong, Ryan's novel has a rich authenticity and an intense atmosphere, and its pace will enthral the reader from the very first page.
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
When I first chose this book from NetGalley, I was expecting a dystopian thriller. Instead, it has the feel of a thriller, but takes place in some vague contemporary time, and is based on an actual walled city in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Honestly, I wish I had googled that before I read the book, but it ...
Mei Yee was sold into the sex trade by her drunken father. She is kept separate from the other girls. The only person she sees besides the girls who take care of her room and Mama-san is her exclusive customer, the Ambassador. Mei Yee is expected to accept this is how it’s going to be the rest of ...
I flew through this book in about four days, which was about 100 pages a day and oh my goodness. The story is set over 18 days, with a countdown as chapter titles, it was very dramatic! And has three characters, each in a very different situation within The Walled City. Jin Ling, who just wants to f...
As a rule, I’m typically drawn to the romance within the plot (hello, romance junkie here), but The Walled City was an exception to the rule. In fact, I wasn’t really all that intrigued by the romance between Mei Yee and Dai. I didn’t connect with Mei Yee until about 60% of the way in, when she real...
Title: The Walled CityAuthor: Ryan GraudinRating: 4 Stars.Okay, this book was hard to rate. I really liked the 3 separate stories. Dai's story was confusing at first, i wasn't sure where he was gonna go towards the end. Then his past is revealed and it wasn't what i thought the author was trying to ...