Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Review: The Walled City

What does a hoodlum with the need to prove himself, a thief with a heart of gold, and a sex slave have in common?

Dai and Jin Ling are haunted by the siblings they've lost to the walled city -- a dark and somber place filled with drug lords, thugs, and prostitution. A countdown begins, as together they face danger, in order to clear Dai's name and help Jin Ling find Mei Yee, her sister, sold to a brothel. All the while, Mei Yee is fighting demons of her own. It turns out, that not only is she a slave, but she belongs to most notorious gang lord.

Told with three point-of-views, we get to see different lifestyles inside the walls. Mei Yee is by far the most captivating. She struggles with a stalker client and the rest of the girls who are giving up hope of ever escaping the brothel. Despite of the harsh topics, the author adds romance to the twist and includes several pictures of the real life walled city know as Kowloon in Hong Kong.

More NA than YA and definitely not for the faint of heart.


  1. Interesting, I haven't read many YA books that take place in Asia. The three subtitle lines sound great and I'd give anything that's not for the faint of heart a chance.

    1. You do well Hellen :) You are right. There's not that many YA books taking place in Asia.

  2. I've got the ARC of this that I got at BEA, still need to read it. Your review gets me excited for it again!
    Also, I tagged you in the Gif tag, and you can see my post HERE.