THE GIRL WITH THE HICKORY HEART
A YA MIXED ASIAN FANTASY
Mulan meets The Last Airbender in this dark fantasy, set in an island nation akin to a wooden Hong Kong, where two Asian women from warring tribes must put aside their pasts in order to move forward.
For Luna, the price of peace in a time of war is a heart of hickory. But to have a hickory heart leaves no room for love. When the lives of her three brothers are tied to refugee siblings from the warring tribe, Luna must test the limits of her wooden heart, trust those she’s been taught to hate, and now she’s destined to destroy.
“Taylor’s latest book takes familiar genre elements—fantastical creatures and elemental magic—and mixes them with equal parts of feminine power and Asian lore to create a fresh take on young warriors from opposing sides becoming an unstoppable team and defeating the true villain." - Sara Fujimura, author of Every Reason We Shouldn't and Faking Reality (Tor Teen)