Overall: 89/100 or B
No one has ever wanted Ai Ling. She is really relieved about that; even though she has brought dishonor to her family. She really rather just be unbetrothed and free, then to be a wife to someone that she could never love.
Now, something is after her. As pieces slowly come together, Ai Ling begins to understand that she must save her father. As she continues on her journey, she realizes that she will need some help. Then Chen Yong rescues her and their fates are instantly intertwined.
Ai Ling is a wonderful gutsy heroine. Chen Yong is swoon-worthy. I could not put down this book. It was just so amazing. Sliver Phoenix had the perfect mix of action, fantasy, and romance. Pon is an amazing writer. Her description of dinner and an action sequence were amazing. Pon was a wonderful debut and I can't wait for more books from her.