Review | The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang

35887181Title: The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang

Publisher: Harper Voyage

Published: May 1st 2018

Read as: Audio (Audible download)

Average Goodreads rating: 4.12

My rating: 4

When Rin aced the Keju—the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies—it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d finally be able to marry her off and further their criminal enterprise; and to Rin herself, who realized she was finally free of the servitude and despair that had made up her daily existence. That she got into Sinegard—the most elite military school in Nikan—was even more surprising. Continue reading