🌟 Arc Review 🌟 She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

This book is simply a masterpiece.

Tragedy came in the form of Bandits.  The girl (the only name she goes by at this point) was soon completely alone after the murder of her father and the death of her brother. Soon after burying their bodies she learns that she can see ghosts.  Taking on her brothers name, Zhu Chongba, she travels to a monastery and begs admittance.  This is her final hope for survival and it is also where her true story begins.

This story is so meaningful for various reasons: gender dysphoria, feelings of not belonging,  complex characters, and dark and brutal themes of war. 

I highly recommend this read and I don’t think I’ll ever forget these characters or this harrowing tale.