The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang is a promising debut, with a unique and interesting setting, solid characters, and a compelling plot. I started this book and was hooked from page one, but by the time I finished, there were a few inconsistencies that tripped me up. I vacillated between three and five stars as I tried to evaluate the novel. There are aspects of the book which the author hits out of the park, but there are also a few that hampered my immersion in the story and ultimately left me feeling ambivalent about The Poppy War.
Hi everyone, Petrik from Booknest here. Today I’m bringing you an interview with author R.F. Kuang, whose upcoming debut novel, The Poppy War, completely blew me away. I truly believe this book will end up being not only the best debut of the year, but possibly of all time.