The Poppy War is set in a world that is full of Gods, these Gods can be used to grant a person special power. Although, this is only known by the few left who still believe. The story mostly follows Rin, a war orphan taken in by a drug dealer, not out of mercy but due to government intervention. It was a tough life. To escape it Rin studies for a test that will allow her to escape her small town to train at an elite military institution.
This is a coming of age story, one that does not paint the world in perfection or even black and white strokes. The world, and the people in it, are complex. The plot is less so. It is about war and power.
While I enjoyed The Poppy War and the characters found in it, I did not outright love it. I found it to be a little to dark.
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