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Obras por Ellen Oh

Flying Lessons and Other Stories (2017) — Editor — 579 exemplares
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings (2018) — Editor — 522 exemplares
Prophecy (2013) 369 exemplares
Spirit Hunters (2017) 287 exemplares
Finding Junie Kim (2021) 145 exemplares
Warrior (2013) 105 exemplares
The Dragon Egg Princess (2020) 77 exemplares
King (2015) 75 exemplares
You Are Here: Connecting Flights (2023) — Editor — 68 exemplares
Soul Eaters (2018) 50 exemplares
The Colliding Worlds of Mina Lee (2024) 18 exemplares
Something Wicked (2022) 13 exemplares
Haru, Zombie Dog Hero (2023) 13 exemplares

Associated Works

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices (2018) — Contribuidor — 220 exemplares
Diverse Energies (2012) — Contribuidor — 137 exemplares
The Hero Next Door (2019) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares

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In Chapter One, Princess Koko follows a magical creature into the forest and disappears. Five years later, the princess is still missing - presumed dead by some - and her parents' throne is threatened by Prince Roku, who is determined to build a path through the Kidahara Forest and blow up Mount Jinji, all in the name of technological progress.

Jiho Park belongs to the only family in Josun who is immune to magic; in fact, his touch counteracts it. This proves a useful power in the adventurous, dangerous time when "progress" comes to Josun: Workers from Omni Murtagh arrive to begin cutting down trees, but the forest fights back, and Murtagh hires Jiho as a guide.

For the first time, Jiho makes friends his own age, from other places in the five kingdoms, and the friends work together to find the lost princess and save their world from dark forces both political and magical. This means entering the Nackwon, the separate magical kingdom, and there Jiho finds his missing father, who has been teaching the princess in preparation for this task.

The end is somewhat quick: a single climactic scene and a very brief denouement, with no clear indication of a sequel (although there is the possibility of one in the world Oh has invented).

See also: Raya and the Last Dragon (2021 movie)

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Dedication: To all the kids who wish they could see a real dragon. Me too.

Map of the Five Kingdoms

"Frightened, the people reacted badly, as they often do when faced with something they don't understand." (Papa to Jiho, 31)

They looked at the beautiful place and felt the ache of loss for creatures they'd never even seen before. (103-104)
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JennyArch | 2 outras críticas | May 16, 2024 |
Narrated by Greta Jung.
 
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Salsabrarian | 6 outras críticas | Feb 20, 2024 |
Fantastic modern fantasy where the lines between an artist’s webcomic and real life blur and crossover.

The Colliding Worlds of Mina Lee is author Ellen Oh’s magical story of a young artist drawn into her own webcomic with unforeseen results. With relatable characters experiencing extraordinary situations in a remarkable setting, I was riveted to the story from start to finish.

High school senior Mina Lee is a talented artist stymied in her desire to attend art school after graduation rather than going to college and preparing for what, in her father’s mind, is a more practical future. Mina’s artist mother had passed away a couple of years earlier, and both father and daughter are still grieving her loss. Mina’s father has thrown himself into work and business travel, leaving Mina alone often. Mina misses both her mother and her father but is a capable young woman with a good head on her shoulders with definite goals. She hopes a successful webcomic will help convince her father of the merit of allowing her to follow her dream.

Mina is surrounded by a diverse group of friends and classmates in both her reality and the webcomic. There are a variety of personalities and physical types for readers to meet, especially in her alternate timeline, and the magical powers they display there are imaginative.

The author is a wonderfully skilled storyteller, and she clearly conveys the intricacies of an alternate timeline: the mechanics, the collateral effects, and the rules of the new world, so I had no trouble understanding the action. The technical aspects were never overwhelming and were easy to follow. The grief the various characters experienced felt so authentic that some scenes were emotional reading. On the other hand, it was fun seeing the different storyline tropes identified and put into action as the story progressed. I thought the resolution/epilogue was amazing and was left wondering if there might not be more to this story in the future.

The plot involves some serious scenarios, such as the death of a parent, the death of a child, and an abandoned child. These may be hard-hitting for younger readers or those sensitive to these situations. I recommend THE COLLIDING WORLD OF MINA LEE to upper middle-grade, young adult, and adult readers of fantasy fiction.

I voluntarily reviewed this after receiving an Advanced Review Copy through TBR and Beyond Book Tours.
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KarenSiddall | Jan 27, 2024 |
Was totally caught up in this ghost story. Planning on getting the next book in this series also.
 
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Shelley8059 | 20 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |

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Obras
13
Also by
3
Membros
2,321
Popularidade
#11,055
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
90
ISBN
113

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