Monthly Archives: December 2017

Book Review: The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black

December 27, 2017

Title: The Cruel Prince

Author: Holly Black

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Date of Publication: January 2, 2018

Genre: Young adult, fantasy

Thank you to the publisher for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Synopsis:

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

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Book Review: The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty

December 10, 2017

Title: The City of Brass

Author: S.A. Chakraborty

Publisher: Harper Voyager

Date of publication: November 14, 2017

Genre: fantasy, historical, mythology

My rating: ★★★

 

 

 

 

 

The City of Brass is a highly ambitious debut that weaves a lush tapestry of Persian culture and mythology reminiscent of One Thousand and One Nights. Chakraborty’s incredible attention to detail brought the setting and characters to life and created a fully immersive reading experience. The characters are full of complexity (and more than a small helping of deviousness which was much fun).

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