Jade is a spunky girl and ferocious when fighting, but during her big chance she takes a fight too far. Kicked out for a move ruled illegal, Jade takes out her frustration on whatever is nearest-- even if that happens to be an eminent movie star. She is sent away to Thailand to cool off and train with an affiliated gym. However, her little trip has more consequenses than anyone could imagine. Mya, a young girl with the ability to walk in the forest of the immortals-- a shadowy world just out of reach of our own-- is being used in a plot by her orphanage's owner to live forever. When Mya and Jade's lives intersect, the action kicks up as they try to thwart an enemy that many think of as only a myth.
This was a better than average book. The action was fairly constant, and kept you on your toes. Conflicting and unexplained characters made it slightly confusing. However, the language and descriptions were highly amusing and created detailed images in the reader's mind. The conflict was introduced fairly late-- there were a great deal of smaller conflicts that took precedence over the course of the plot, but a conflict that united both seperate characters did not appear until over a third of the way in. The flawed and imperfect character of Jade was very likeable and relatable, and you were rooting for her throughout the story. Mya was not nearly enjoyable, as she was more naive and simple, but she was also a well developed character.