The following is an honest review and age rating of Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim.
Synopsis of Six Crimson Cranes
Six Crimson Cranes is the story of Princess Shiori. Shiori is the only daughter of the family and is having a hard time coping with her arranged marriage. One day she discovers a secret and ends up cursed, banned, and without a voice. Her brothers are also affected and are turned into cranes. Shiori must go on a journey to figure out how to tell others what she discovered without causing harm to anyone she loves. This is the story of a girl who doesn’t fit the “princess” mold and whose love for her family and duty to her kingdom are her driving force.
Review of Six Crimson Cranes
I loved the characters and setting of this book. The Asian folklore/fairytale elements were beautiful and there was a lot about this story that reminded me of Mulan. At first I wasn’t a huge fan of Shiori but I loved watching her grow from a spoiled girl to a brave and strong woman. This story is a bit slow at first but really picks up and is action packed once the plot is established. I read this book thinking it was a stand alone but the ending made me think the story wasn’t over. After some research I realized there is a second book coming out in the future! I also plan to pick up Elizabeth Lim’s other duology The Blood of Stars.
I gave this book 4/5 stars on Goodreads.
Age Rating for Six Crimson Cranes
This book had absolutely nothing in it (that I can remember anyways) that made me hesitant to refer it to someone. There is a little death/violence but other than that it was a clean story. I’d give this book an age rating of 12+.
If you would like to purchase Six Crimson Cranes, consider using our affiliate link here: https://amzn.to/3mVdW0q *this means we will make a small commission at to additional cost to you
If you enjoyed this review and age rating of Six Crimson Cranes, you can check out our others here: https://theselyricsandlines.com/category/reviews/
Find us on all our social medias here: https://linktr.ee/theselyricsandlines