The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1)

The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1)

Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she?s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by?palm readings, zars, healings?are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles. But when Nahri accidentally s Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she?s a co...

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Title:The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1)
Author:S.A. Chakraborty
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The City of Brass
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:533 pages pages

The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) Reviews

  • Sherwood Smith
    Nov 27, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

    on hold, whoops ...

    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to being able to diagnose disease in oth...

    DNF @ pg 353 so remember when I said that if this book disappointed me, I was deleting my account, taking a trip to Antarctica, and never coming back? well. the SALTIEST review to come after I get back from Antarctica!!! // the actual worst buddy read with the fav fake ...

    It's like the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. ...

    Soo.... This book. If you've been following my updates you probably already know I wasn't a huge fan. There are a lot of things The City of Brass does right, and one very important thing it doesn't. I'm also going to cover this review with a disclaimer in saying that I think plenty of ...

    BUDDY READ with ~~ critical reader ~~ The City of Brass is a part of a Muslim Fantasy trilogy??? A combo I definitely didn't see coming but YAASSSS, GIMME THE GOODS. ? ...

    Got loads of thoughts on this book so wait for the video! I loved the start... the entire middle was slow and boring to me... but the end was ok! I am not SURE if i am going to read book two.. we shall see ...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/12/14/... Meet Nahri, a young hustler who makes a living scamming the superstitious and gullible on the streets of 18th century Cairo. Even though she has the uncanny ability to sense illness in a person simply by touc...

    *screeches until the end of time* HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ THIS YEAR ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars GUYS GUYS GUYS I FINALLY FINISHED A BOOK. And what book it was. wow. An excellent, mind blowing tale I assure you. The world is SO detailed and rich, the characters selfish and flawed and all around awesome. The conflicts so complicated, ancient and deeply...

    2.5 stars First of all, I want everyone to know that I spent three whole days trying to decide the best rating for this book. The first time I laid my eyes on this book, I knew it'd be a favorite. But alas, this has become my biggest disappointing read in 2017. It's hard to bel...

    "They shall control the winds and be lords of the deserts. And any traveler who strays across their land shall be doomed." Nahri is a con artist, and essentially fakes it till she makes it. Literally, it?s her pretending that leads her to ultimately summon a djinn and discover t...

    *I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* "I promise not to go to war without your permission." 4.5 THE PLOT First things first: if you're a fan of Rebel of the sands and An ember in the ashes, this is the book for you. Nahri is a thief who live...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... What a beautiful and lyrical book this was. I was swept away to the streets of 18th century Cairo and I loved every minute of it. This book deserves the hype and more. The world building was so rich and bea...

    This entire book got me jungshook. I don?t have another word to express how I feel right now. Jungshook. I honestly had no idea what this book was about when I started it, but a friend I trust kept on recommending it because it?s one of her favourites. At first I wasn?t going ...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed this!! The world is rich, the characters are compelling, and this is just plain FUN. Seriously, I had so much fun reading this. I did see some first novel/foundational novel pitfalls (this is Chakraborty's first book, and the first in a trilogy). The...

    Wow! This book completely had be captivated from start to finish! Summary : A Middle Eastern influenced epic Fantasy that starts with Nahri, a cunning thief in Cairo, with hidden healing abilities who (while pretending to heal a possessed girl) accidentally awakens the evil spirit ...

    Magical Mayhem in the Middle East By Judge Liberty Hardy Come along for a tale of magic, mystery, and adventure in this wildly enchanting debut! A dizzyingly exciting Middle Eastern-inspired novel, filled with mythology, treachery, and schemes around every corner, The City of Brass...

    Wow, talk about a debut bang out of the gate! Chakraborty had me hooked from the first page with a strong narrative voice that expertly dips into free indirect discourse to get us inside the head of Nahri, living hand to mouth in Cairo, scamming and thieving from the wealthy, and tr...

  • Scrill
    Aug 13, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

    on hold, whoops ...

    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to being able to diagnose disease in oth...

    DNF @ pg 353 so remember when I said that if this book disappointed me, I was deleting my account, taking a trip to Antarctica, and never coming back? well. the SALTIEST review to come after I get back from Antarctica!!! // the actual worst buddy read with the fav fake ...

    It's like the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. ...

    Soo.... This book. If you've been following my updates you probably already know I wasn't a huge fan. There are a lot of things The City of Brass does right, and one very important thing it doesn't. I'm also going to cover this review with a disclaimer in saying that I think plenty of ...

    BUDDY READ with ~~ critical reader ~~ The City of Brass is a part of a Muslim Fantasy trilogy??? A combo I definitely didn't see coming but YAASSSS, GIMME THE GOODS. ? ...

    Got loads of thoughts on this book so wait for the video! I loved the start... the entire middle was slow and boring to me... but the end was ok! I am not SURE if i am going to read book two.. we shall see ...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/12/14/... Meet Nahri, a young hustler who makes a living scamming the superstitious and gullible on the streets of 18th century Cairo. Even though she has the uncanny ability to sense illness in a person simply by touc...

    *screeches until the end of time* HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ THIS YEAR ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars GUYS GUYS GUYS I FINALLY FINISHED A BOOK. And what book it was. wow. An excellent, mind blowing tale I assure you. The world is SO detailed and rich, the characters selfish and flawed and all around awesome. The conflicts so complicated, ancient and deeply...

    2.5 stars First of all, I want everyone to know that I spent three whole days trying to decide the best rating for this book. The first time I laid my eyes on this book, I knew it'd be a favorite. But alas, this has become my biggest disappointing read in 2017. It's hard to bel...

    "They shall control the winds and be lords of the deserts. And any traveler who strays across their land shall be doomed." Nahri is a con artist, and essentially fakes it till she makes it. Literally, it?s her pretending that leads her to ultimately summon a djinn and discover t...

  • Will Byrnes
    May 02, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

  • Melanie
    Jun 27, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Feb 17, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

    on hold, whoops ...

    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to being able to diagnose disease in oth...

    DNF @ pg 353 so remember when I said that if this book disappointed me, I was deleting my account, taking a trip to Antarctica, and never coming back? well. the SALTIEST review to come after I get back from Antarctica!!! // the actual worst buddy read with the fav fake ...

    It's like the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. ...

    Soo.... This book. If you've been following my updates you probably already know I wasn't a huge fan. There are a lot of things The City of Brass does right, and one very important thing it doesn't. I'm also going to cover this review with a disclaimer in saying that I think plenty of ...

    BUDDY READ with ~~ critical reader ~~ The City of Brass is a part of a Muslim Fantasy trilogy??? A combo I definitely didn't see coming but YAASSSS, GIMME THE GOODS. ? ...

    Got loads of thoughts on this book so wait for the video! I loved the start... the entire middle was slow and boring to me... but the end was ok! I am not SURE if i am going to read book two.. we shall see ...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/12/14/... Meet Nahri, a young hustler who makes a living scamming the superstitious and gullible on the streets of 18th century Cairo. Even though she has the uncanny ability to sense illness in a person simply by touc...

  • Kath (sheturnspages)
    Dec 10, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

    on hold, whoops ...

    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to being able to diagnose disease in oth...

    DNF @ pg 353 so remember when I said that if this book disappointed me, I was deleting my account, taking a trip to Antarctica, and never coming back? well. the SALTIEST review to come after I get back from Antarctica!!! // the actual worst buddy read with the fav fake ...

    It's like the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. ...

    Soo.... This book. If you've been following my updates you probably already know I wasn't a huge fan. There are a lot of things The City of Brass does right, and one very important thing it doesn't. I'm also going to cover this review with a disclaimer in saying that I think plenty of ...

    BUDDY READ with ~~ critical reader ~~ The City of Brass is a part of a Muslim Fantasy trilogy??? A combo I definitely didn't see coming but YAASSSS, GIMME THE GOODS. ? ...

    Got loads of thoughts on this book so wait for the video! I loved the start... the entire middle was slow and boring to me... but the end was ok! I am not SURE if i am going to read book two.. we shall see ...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/12/14/... Meet Nahri, a young hustler who makes a living scamming the superstitious and gullible on the streets of 18th century Cairo. Even though she has the uncanny ability to sense illness in a person simply by touc...

    *screeches until the end of time* HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ THIS YEAR ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars GUYS GUYS GUYS I FINALLY FINISHED A BOOK. And what book it was. wow. An excellent, mind blowing tale I assure you. The world is SO detailed and rich, the characters selfish and flawed and all around awesome. The conflicts so complicated, ancient and deeply...

    2.5 stars First of all, I want everyone to know that I spent three whole days trying to decide the best rating for this book. The first time I laid my eyes on this book, I knew it'd be a favorite. But alas, this has become my biggest disappointing read in 2017. It's hard to bel...

    "They shall control the winds and be lords of the deserts. And any traveler who strays across their land shall be doomed." Nahri is a con artist, and essentially fakes it till she makes it. Literally, it?s her pretending that leads her to ultimately summon a djinn and discover t...

    *I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* "I promise not to go to war without your permission." 4.5 THE PLOT First things first: if you're a fan of Rebel of the sands and An ember in the ashes, this is the book for you. Nahri is a thief who live...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... What a beautiful and lyrical book this was. I was swept away to the streets of 18th century Cairo and I loved every minute of it. This book deserves the hype and more. The world building was so rich and bea...

    This entire book got me jungshook. I don?t have another word to express how I feel right now. Jungshook. I honestly had no idea what this book was about when I started it, but a friend I trust kept on recommending it because it?s one of her favourites. At first I wasn?t going ...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed this!! The world is rich, the characters are compelling, and this is just plain FUN. Seriously, I had so much fun reading this. I did see some first novel/foundational novel pitfalls (this is Chakraborty's first book, and the first in a trilogy). The...

    Wow! This book completely had be captivated from start to finish! Summary : A Middle Eastern influenced epic Fantasy that starts with Nahri, a cunning thief in Cairo, with hidden healing abilities who (while pretending to heal a possessed girl) accidentally awakens the evil spirit ...

    Magical Mayhem in the Middle East By Judge Liberty Hardy Come along for a tale of magic, mystery, and adventure in this wildly enchanting debut! A dizzyingly exciting Middle Eastern-inspired novel, filled with mythology, treachery, and schemes around every corner, The City of Brass...

    Wow, talk about a debut bang out of the gate! Chakraborty had me hooked from the first page with a strong narrative voice that expertly dips into free indirect discourse to get us inside the head of Nahri, living hand to mouth in Cairo, scamming and thieving from the wealthy, and tr...

    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 experie...

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Nov 07, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

    on hold, whoops ...

    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to being able to diagnose disease in oth...

  • Ben Alderson
    Aug 15, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

    on hold, whoops ...

    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to being able to diagnose disease in oth...

    DNF @ pg 353 so remember when I said that if this book disappointed me, I was deleting my account, taking a trip to Antarctica, and never coming back? well. the SALTIEST review to come after I get back from Antarctica!!! // the actual worst buddy read with the fav fake ...

    It's like the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. ...

    Soo.... This book. If you've been following my updates you probably already know I wasn't a huge fan. There are a lot of things The City of Brass does right, and one very important thing it doesn't. I'm also going to cover this review with a disclaimer in saying that I think plenty of ...

    BUDDY READ with ~~ critical reader ~~ The City of Brass is a part of a Muslim Fantasy trilogy??? A combo I definitely didn't see coming but YAASSSS, GIMME THE GOODS. ? ...

    Got loads of thoughts on this book so wait for the video! I loved the start... the entire middle was slow and boring to me... but the end was ok! I am not SURE if i am going to read book two.. we shall see ...

  • Regan
    Feb 10, 2018

    4.5 ...

  • Julia Carlton
    Aug 10, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

    on hold, whoops ...

    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to being able to diagnose disease in oth...

    DNF @ pg 353 so remember when I said that if this book disappointed me, I was deleting my account, taking a trip to Antarctica, and never coming back? well. the SALTIEST review to come after I get back from Antarctica!!! // the actual worst buddy read with the fav fake ...

    It's like the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. ...

    Soo.... This book. If you've been following my updates you probably already know I wasn't a huge fan. There are a lot of things The City of Brass does right, and one very important thing it doesn't. I'm also going to cover this review with a disclaimer in saying that I think plenty of ...

    BUDDY READ with ~~ critical reader ~~ The City of Brass is a part of a Muslim Fantasy trilogy??? A combo I definitely didn't see coming but YAASSSS, GIMME THE GOODS. ? ...

    Got loads of thoughts on this book so wait for the video! I loved the start... the entire middle was slow and boring to me... but the end was ok! I am not SURE if i am going to read book two.. we shall see ...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/12/14/... Meet Nahri, a young hustler who makes a living scamming the superstitious and gullible on the streets of 18th century Cairo. Even though she has the uncanny ability to sense illness in a person simply by touc...

    *screeches until the end of time* HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ THIS YEAR ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars GUYS GUYS GUYS I FINALLY FINISHED A BOOK. And what book it was. wow. An excellent, mind blowing tale I assure you. The world is SO detailed and rich, the characters selfish and flawed and all around awesome. The conflicts so complicated, ancient and deeply...

    2.5 stars First of all, I want everyone to know that I spent three whole days trying to decide the best rating for this book. The first time I laid my eyes on this book, I knew it'd be a favorite. But alas, this has become my biggest disappointing read in 2017. It's hard to bel...

  • Roshani Chokshi
    May 16, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

  • sana  °¤°
    Aug 08, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

    on hold, whoops ...

  • Amber Robertson
    Nov 03, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

    on hold, whoops ...

    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to being able to diagnose disease in oth...

    DNF @ pg 353 so remember when I said that if this book disappointed me, I was deleting my account, taking a trip to Antarctica, and never coming back? well. the SALTIEST review to come after I get back from Antarctica!!! // the actual worst buddy read with the fav fake ...

    It's like the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. ...

    Soo.... This book. If you've been following my updates you probably already know I wasn't a huge fan. There are a lot of things The City of Brass does right, and one very important thing it doesn't. I'm also going to cover this review with a disclaimer in saying that I think plenty of ...

    BUDDY READ with ~~ critical reader ~~ The City of Brass is a part of a Muslim Fantasy trilogy??? A combo I definitely didn't see coming but YAASSSS, GIMME THE GOODS. ? ...

    Got loads of thoughts on this book so wait for the video! I loved the start... the entire middle was slow and boring to me... but the end was ok! I am not SURE if i am going to read book two.. we shall see ...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/12/14/... Meet Nahri, a young hustler who makes a living scamming the superstitious and gullible on the streets of 18th century Cairo. Even though she has the uncanny ability to sense illness in a person simply by touc...

    *screeches until the end of time* HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ THIS YEAR ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars GUYS GUYS GUYS I FINALLY FINISHED A BOOK. And what book it was. wow. An excellent, mind blowing tale I assure you. The world is SO detailed and rich, the characters selfish and flawed and all around awesome. The conflicts so complicated, ancient and deeply...

    2.5 stars First of all, I want everyone to know that I spent three whole days trying to decide the best rating for this book. The first time I laid my eyes on this book, I knew it'd be a favorite. But alas, this has become my biggest disappointing read in 2017. It's hard to bel...

    "They shall control the winds and be lords of the deserts. And any traveler who strays across their land shall be doomed." Nahri is a con artist, and essentially fakes it till she makes it. Literally, it?s her pretending that leads her to ultimately summon a djinn and discover t...

    *I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* "I promise not to go to war without your permission." 4.5 THE PLOT First things first: if you're a fan of Rebel of the sands and An ember in the ashes, this is the book for you. Nahri is a thief who live...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... What a beautiful and lyrical book this was. I was swept away to the streets of 18th century Cairo and I loved every minute of it. This book deserves the hype and more. The world building was so rich and bea...

    This entire book got me jungshook. I don?t have another word to express how I feel right now. Jungshook. I honestly had no idea what this book was about when I started it, but a friend I trust kept on recommending it because it?s one of her favourites. At first I wasn?t going ...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed this!! The world is rich, the characters are compelling, and this is just plain FUN. Seriously, I had so much fun reading this. I did see some first novel/foundational novel pitfalls (this is Chakraborty's first book, and the first in a trilogy). The...

    Wow! This book completely had be captivated from start to finish! Summary : A Middle Eastern influenced epic Fantasy that starts with Nahri, a cunning thief in Cairo, with hidden healing abilities who (while pretending to heal a possessed girl) accidentally awakens the evil spirit ...

    Magical Mayhem in the Middle East By Judge Liberty Hardy Come along for a tale of magic, mystery, and adventure in this wildly enchanting debut! A dizzyingly exciting Middle Eastern-inspired novel, filled with mythology, treachery, and schemes around every corner, The City of Brass...

    Wow, talk about a debut bang out of the gate! Chakraborty had me hooked from the first page with a strong narrative voice that expertly dips into free indirect discourse to get us inside the head of Nahri, living hand to mouth in Cairo, scamming and thieving from the wealthy, and tr...

    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 experie...

    Thank you Harper Collins Australia for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. my review is on my blog, check it out! M I N I R E V I E W The City of Brass was a book I was cautious of when I was requesting it. I was a bit nervous because it is so big. 520 pages, t...

  • Romie
    Nov 09, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

    on hold, whoops ...

    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to being able to diagnose disease in oth...

    DNF @ pg 353 so remember when I said that if this book disappointed me, I was deleting my account, taking a trip to Antarctica, and never coming back? well. the SALTIEST review to come after I get back from Antarctica!!! // the actual worst buddy read with the fav fake ...

    It's like the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. ...

    Soo.... This book. If you've been following my updates you probably already know I wasn't a huge fan. There are a lot of things The City of Brass does right, and one very important thing it doesn't. I'm also going to cover this review with a disclaimer in saying that I think plenty of ...

    BUDDY READ with ~~ critical reader ~~ The City of Brass is a part of a Muslim Fantasy trilogy??? A combo I definitely didn't see coming but YAASSSS, GIMME THE GOODS. ? ...

    Got loads of thoughts on this book so wait for the video! I loved the start... the entire middle was slow and boring to me... but the end was ok! I am not SURE if i am going to read book two.. we shall see ...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/12/14/... Meet Nahri, a young hustler who makes a living scamming the superstitious and gullible on the streets of 18th century Cairo. Even though she has the uncanny ability to sense illness in a person simply by touc...

    *screeches until the end of time* HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ THIS YEAR ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars GUYS GUYS GUYS I FINALLY FINISHED A BOOK. And what book it was. wow. An excellent, mind blowing tale I assure you. The world is SO detailed and rich, the characters selfish and flawed and all around awesome. The conflicts so complicated, ancient and deeply...

    2.5 stars First of all, I want everyone to know that I spent three whole days trying to decide the best rating for this book. The first time I laid my eyes on this book, I knew it'd be a favorite. But alas, this has become my biggest disappointing read in 2017. It's hard to bel...

    "They shall control the winds and be lords of the deserts. And any traveler who strays across their land shall be doomed." Nahri is a con artist, and essentially fakes it till she makes it. Literally, it?s her pretending that leads her to ultimately summon a djinn and discover t...

    *I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* "I promise not to go to war without your permission." 4.5 THE PLOT First things first: if you're a fan of Rebel of the sands and An ember in the ashes, this is the book for you. Nahri is a thief who live...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... What a beautiful and lyrical book this was. I was swept away to the streets of 18th century Cairo and I loved every minute of it. This book deserves the hype and more. The world building was so rich and bea...

    This entire book got me jungshook. I don?t have another word to express how I feel right now. Jungshook. I honestly had no idea what this book was about when I started it, but a friend I trust kept on recommending it because it?s one of her favourites. At first I wasn?t going ...

  • Nouf *LostinFantasy*
    Nov 22, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

    on hold, whoops ...

    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to being able to diagnose disease in oth...

    DNF @ pg 353 so remember when I said that if this book disappointed me, I was deleting my account, taking a trip to Antarctica, and never coming back? well. the SALTIEST review to come after I get back from Antarctica!!! // the actual worst buddy read with the fav fake ...

    It's like the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. ...

    Soo.... This book. If you've been following my updates you probably already know I wasn't a huge fan. There are a lot of things The City of Brass does right, and one very important thing it doesn't. I'm also going to cover this review with a disclaimer in saying that I think plenty of ...

    BUDDY READ with ~~ critical reader ~~ The City of Brass is a part of a Muslim Fantasy trilogy??? A combo I definitely didn't see coming but YAASSSS, GIMME THE GOODS. ? ...

    Got loads of thoughts on this book so wait for the video! I loved the start... the entire middle was slow and boring to me... but the end was ok! I am not SURE if i am going to read book two.. we shall see ...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/12/14/... Meet Nahri, a young hustler who makes a living scamming the superstitious and gullible on the streets of 18th century Cairo. Even though she has the uncanny ability to sense illness in a person simply by touc...

    *screeches until the end of time* HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ THIS YEAR ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars GUYS GUYS GUYS I FINALLY FINISHED A BOOK. And what book it was. wow. An excellent, mind blowing tale I assure you. The world is SO detailed and rich, the characters selfish and flawed and all around awesome. The conflicts so complicated, ancient and deeply...

    2.5 stars First of all, I want everyone to know that I spent three whole days trying to decide the best rating for this book. The first time I laid my eyes on this book, I knew it'd be a favorite. But alas, this has become my biggest disappointing read in 2017. It's hard to bel...

    "They shall control the winds and be lords of the deserts. And any traveler who strays across their land shall be doomed." Nahri is a con artist, and essentially fakes it till she makes it. Literally, it?s her pretending that leads her to ultimately summon a djinn and discover t...

    *I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* "I promise not to go to war without your permission." 4.5 THE PLOT First things first: if you're a fan of Rebel of the sands and An ember in the ashes, this is the book for you. Nahri is a thief who live...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... What a beautiful and lyrical book this was. I was swept away to the streets of 18th century Cairo and I loved every minute of it. This book deserves the hype and more. The world building was so rich and bea...

    This entire book got me jungshook. I don?t have another word to express how I feel right now. Jungshook. I honestly had no idea what this book was about when I started it, but a friend I trust kept on recommending it because it?s one of her favourites. At first I wasn?t going ...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed this!! The world is rich, the characters are compelling, and this is just plain FUN. Seriously, I had so much fun reading this. I did see some first novel/foundational novel pitfalls (this is Chakraborty's first book, and the first in a trilogy). The...

    Wow! This book completely had be captivated from start to finish! Summary : A Middle Eastern influenced epic Fantasy that starts with Nahri, a cunning thief in Cairo, with hidden healing abilities who (while pretending to heal a possessed girl) accidentally awakens the evil spirit ...

  • Cody
    Aug 21, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

    on hold, whoops ...

    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to being able to diagnose disease in oth...

    DNF @ pg 353 so remember when I said that if this book disappointed me, I was deleting my account, taking a trip to Antarctica, and never coming back? well. the SALTIEST review to come after I get back from Antarctica!!! // the actual worst buddy read with the fav fake ...

    It's like the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. ...

    Soo.... This book. If you've been following my updates you probably already know I wasn't a huge fan. There are a lot of things The City of Brass does right, and one very important thing it doesn't. I'm also going to cover this review with a disclaimer in saying that I think plenty of ...

    BUDDY READ with ~~ critical reader ~~ The City of Brass is a part of a Muslim Fantasy trilogy??? A combo I definitely didn't see coming but YAASSSS, GIMME THE GOODS. ? ...

    Got loads of thoughts on this book so wait for the video! I loved the start... the entire middle was slow and boring to me... but the end was ok! I am not SURE if i am going to read book two.. we shall see ...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/12/14/... Meet Nahri, a young hustler who makes a living scamming the superstitious and gullible on the streets of 18th century Cairo. Even though she has the uncanny ability to sense illness in a person simply by touc...

    *screeches until the end of time* HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ THIS YEAR ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars GUYS GUYS GUYS I FINALLY FINISHED A BOOK. And what book it was. wow. An excellent, mind blowing tale I assure you. The world is SO detailed and rich, the characters selfish and flawed and all around awesome. The conflicts so complicated, ancient and deeply...

    2.5 stars First of all, I want everyone to know that I spent three whole days trying to decide the best rating for this book. The first time I laid my eyes on this book, I knew it'd be a favorite. But alas, this has become my biggest disappointing read in 2017. It's hard to bel...

    "They shall control the winds and be lords of the deserts. And any traveler who strays across their land shall be doomed." Nahri is a con artist, and essentially fakes it till she makes it. Literally, it?s her pretending that leads her to ultimately summon a djinn and discover t...

    *I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* "I promise not to go to war without your permission." 4.5 THE PLOT First things first: if you're a fan of Rebel of the sands and An ember in the ashes, this is the book for you. Nahri is a thief who live...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... What a beautiful and lyrical book this was. I was swept away to the streets of 18th century Cairo and I loved every minute of it. This book deserves the hype and more. The world building was so rich and bea...

    This entire book got me jungshook. I don?t have another word to express how I feel right now. Jungshook. I honestly had no idea what this book was about when I started it, but a friend I trust kept on recommending it because it?s one of her favourites. At first I wasn?t going ...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed this!! The world is rich, the characters are compelling, and this is just plain FUN. Seriously, I had so much fun reading this. I did see some first novel/foundational novel pitfalls (this is Chakraborty's first book, and the first in a trilogy). The...

    Wow! This book completely had be captivated from start to finish! Summary : A Middle Eastern influenced epic Fantasy that starts with Nahri, a cunning thief in Cairo, with hidden healing abilities who (while pretending to heal a possessed girl) accidentally awakens the evil spirit ...

    Magical Mayhem in the Middle East By Judge Liberty Hardy Come along for a tale of magic, mystery, and adventure in this wildly enchanting debut! A dizzyingly exciting Middle Eastern-inspired novel, filled with mythology, treachery, and schemes around every corner, The City of Brass...

    Wow, talk about a debut bang out of the gate! Chakraborty had me hooked from the first page with a strong narrative voice that expertly dips into free indirect discourse to get us inside the head of Nahri, living hand to mouth in Cairo, scamming and thieving from the wealthy, and tr...

    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 experie...

    Thank you Harper Collins Australia for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. my review is on my blog, check it out! M I N I R E V I E W The City of Brass was a book I was cautious of when I was requesting it. I was a bit nervous because it is so big. 520 pages, t...

    Where do I start with this book? Well you better prepare for some late nights because once I started this book I couldn?t stop, it took me a few days because this book is a tome but I finally finished at around 2am, completely mesmerized trying to let everything sink in. The City ...

  • Maram
    Nov 20, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

    on hold, whoops ...

    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to being able to diagnose disease in oth...

    DNF @ pg 353 so remember when I said that if this book disappointed me, I was deleting my account, taking a trip to Antarctica, and never coming back? well. the SALTIEST review to come after I get back from Antarctica!!! // the actual worst buddy read with the fav fake ...

    It's like the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. ...

    Soo.... This book. If you've been following my updates you probably already know I wasn't a huge fan. There are a lot of things The City of Brass does right, and one very important thing it doesn't. I'm also going to cover this review with a disclaimer in saying that I think plenty of ...

    BUDDY READ with ~~ critical reader ~~ The City of Brass is a part of a Muslim Fantasy trilogy??? A combo I definitely didn't see coming but YAASSSS, GIMME THE GOODS. ? ...

  • Jananee (headinherbooks)
    Nov 23, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

    on hold, whoops ...

    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to being able to diagnose disease in oth...

    DNF @ pg 353 so remember when I said that if this book disappointed me, I was deleting my account, taking a trip to Antarctica, and never coming back? well. the SALTIEST review to come after I get back from Antarctica!!! // the actual worst buddy read with the fav fake ...

    It's like the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. ...

    Soo.... This book. If you've been following my updates you probably already know I wasn't a huge fan. There are a lot of things The City of Brass does right, and one very important thing it doesn't. I'm also going to cover this review with a disclaimer in saying that I think plenty of ...

    BUDDY READ with ~~ critical reader ~~ The City of Brass is a part of a Muslim Fantasy trilogy??? A combo I definitely didn't see coming but YAASSSS, GIMME THE GOODS. ? ...

    Got loads of thoughts on this book so wait for the video! I loved the start... the entire middle was slow and boring to me... but the end was ok! I am not SURE if i am going to read book two.. we shall see ...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/12/14/... Meet Nahri, a young hustler who makes a living scamming the superstitious and gullible on the streets of 18th century Cairo. Even though she has the uncanny ability to sense illness in a person simply by touc...

    *screeches until the end of time* HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ THIS YEAR ...

  • Sarah
    Aug 18, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

    on hold, whoops ...

    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to being able to diagnose disease in oth...

    DNF @ pg 353 so remember when I said that if this book disappointed me, I was deleting my account, taking a trip to Antarctica, and never coming back? well. the SALTIEST review to come after I get back from Antarctica!!! // the actual worst buddy read with the fav fake ...

    It's like the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. ...

    Soo.... This book. If you've been following my updates you probably already know I wasn't a huge fan. There are a lot of things The City of Brass does right, and one very important thing it doesn't. I'm also going to cover this review with a disclaimer in saying that I think plenty of ...

  • Beatrice (beatriceinbookland)
    Aug 08, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

    on hold, whoops ...

    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to being able to diagnose disease in oth...

    DNF @ pg 353 so remember when I said that if this book disappointed me, I was deleting my account, taking a trip to Antarctica, and never coming back? well. the SALTIEST review to come after I get back from Antarctica!!! // the actual worst buddy read with the fav fake ...

    It's like the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. ...

    Soo.... This book. If you've been following my updates you probably already know I wasn't a huge fan. There are a lot of things The City of Brass does right, and one very important thing it doesn't. I'm also going to cover this review with a disclaimer in saying that I think plenty of ...

    BUDDY READ with ~~ critical reader ~~ The City of Brass is a part of a Muslim Fantasy trilogy??? A combo I definitely didn't see coming but YAASSSS, GIMME THE GOODS. ? ...

    Got loads of thoughts on this book so wait for the video! I loved the start... the entire middle was slow and boring to me... but the end was ok! I am not SURE if i am going to read book two.. we shall see ...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/12/14/... Meet Nahri, a young hustler who makes a living scamming the superstitious and gullible on the streets of 18th century Cairo. Even though she has the uncanny ability to sense illness in a person simply by touc...

    *screeches until the end of time* HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ THIS YEAR ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars GUYS GUYS GUYS I FINALLY FINISHED A BOOK. And what book it was. wow. An excellent, mind blowing tale I assure you. The world is SO detailed and rich, the characters selfish and flawed and all around awesome. The conflicts so complicated, ancient and deeply...

    2.5 stars First of all, I want everyone to know that I spent three whole days trying to decide the best rating for this book. The first time I laid my eyes on this book, I knew it'd be a favorite. But alas, this has become my biggest disappointing read in 2017. It's hard to bel...

    "They shall control the winds and be lords of the deserts. And any traveler who strays across their land shall be doomed." Nahri is a con artist, and essentially fakes it till she makes it. Literally, it?s her pretending that leads her to ultimately summon a djinn and discover t...

    *I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* "I promise not to go to war without your permission." 4.5 THE PLOT First things first: if you're a fan of Rebel of the sands and An ember in the ashes, this is the book for you. Nahri is a thief who live...

  • Sabrina
    Nov 04, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

    on hold, whoops ...

    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to being able to diagnose disease in oth...

    DNF @ pg 353 so remember when I said that if this book disappointed me, I was deleting my account, taking a trip to Antarctica, and never coming back? well. the SALTIEST review to come after I get back from Antarctica!!! // the actual worst buddy read with the fav fake ...

    It's like the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. ...

    Soo.... This book. If you've been following my updates you probably already know I wasn't a huge fan. There are a lot of things The City of Brass does right, and one very important thing it doesn't. I'm also going to cover this review with a disclaimer in saying that I think plenty of ...

    BUDDY READ with ~~ critical reader ~~ The City of Brass is a part of a Muslim Fantasy trilogy??? A combo I definitely didn't see coming but YAASSSS, GIMME THE GOODS. ? ...

    Got loads of thoughts on this book so wait for the video! I loved the start... the entire middle was slow and boring to me... but the end was ok! I am not SURE if i am going to read book two.. we shall see ...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/12/14/... Meet Nahri, a young hustler who makes a living scamming the superstitious and gullible on the streets of 18th century Cairo. Even though she has the uncanny ability to sense illness in a person simply by touc...

    *screeches until the end of time* HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ THIS YEAR ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars GUYS GUYS GUYS I FINALLY FINISHED A BOOK. And what book it was. wow. An excellent, mind blowing tale I assure you. The world is SO detailed and rich, the characters selfish and flawed and all around awesome. The conflicts so complicated, ancient and deeply...

    2.5 stars First of all, I want everyone to know that I spent three whole days trying to decide the best rating for this book. The first time I laid my eyes on this book, I knew it'd be a favorite. But alas, this has become my biggest disappointing read in 2017. It's hard to bel...

    "They shall control the winds and be lords of the deserts. And any traveler who strays across their land shall be doomed." Nahri is a con artist, and essentially fakes it till she makes it. Literally, it?s her pretending that leads her to ultimately summon a djinn and discover t...

    *I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* "I promise not to go to war without your permission." 4.5 THE PLOT First things first: if you're a fan of Rebel of the sands and An ember in the ashes, this is the book for you. Nahri is a thief who live...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... What a beautiful and lyrical book this was. I was swept away to the streets of 18th century Cairo and I loved every minute of it. This book deserves the hype and more. The world building was so rich and bea...

  • softlykaz
    Jan 04, 2018

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    Jul 30, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

    on hold, whoops ...

    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to being able to diagnose disease in oth...

    DNF @ pg 353 so remember when I said that if this book disappointed me, I was deleting my account, taking a trip to Antarctica, and never coming back? well. the SALTIEST review to come after I get back from Antarctica!!! // the actual worst buddy read with the fav fake ...

    It's like the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. ...

    Soo.... This book. If you've been following my updates you probably already know I wasn't a huge fan. There are a lot of things The City of Brass does right, and one very important thing it doesn't. I'm also going to cover this review with a disclaimer in saying that I think plenty of ...

    BUDDY READ with ~~ critical reader ~~ The City of Brass is a part of a Muslim Fantasy trilogy??? A combo I definitely didn't see coming but YAASSSS, GIMME THE GOODS. ? ...

    Got loads of thoughts on this book so wait for the video! I loved the start... the entire middle was slow and boring to me... but the end was ok! I am not SURE if i am going to read book two.. we shall see ...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/12/14/... Meet Nahri, a young hustler who makes a living scamming the superstitious and gullible on the streets of 18th century Cairo. Even though she has the uncanny ability to sense illness in a person simply by touc...

    *screeches until the end of time* HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ THIS YEAR ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars GUYS GUYS GUYS I FINALLY FINISHED A BOOK. And what book it was. wow. An excellent, mind blowing tale I assure you. The world is SO detailed and rich, the characters selfish and flawed and all around awesome. The conflicts so complicated, ancient and deeply...

  • Book of the Month
    Dec 01, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

    on hold, whoops ...

    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to being able to diagnose disease in oth...

    DNF @ pg 353 so remember when I said that if this book disappointed me, I was deleting my account, taking a trip to Antarctica, and never coming back? well. the SALTIEST review to come after I get back from Antarctica!!! // the actual worst buddy read with the fav fake ...

    It's like the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. ...

    Soo.... This book. If you've been following my updates you probably already know I wasn't a huge fan. There are a lot of things The City of Brass does right, and one very important thing it doesn't. I'm also going to cover this review with a disclaimer in saying that I think plenty of ...

    BUDDY READ with ~~ critical reader ~~ The City of Brass is a part of a Muslim Fantasy trilogy??? A combo I definitely didn't see coming but YAASSSS, GIMME THE GOODS. ? ...

    Got loads of thoughts on this book so wait for the video! I loved the start... the entire middle was slow and boring to me... but the end was ok! I am not SURE if i am going to read book two.. we shall see ...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/12/14/... Meet Nahri, a young hustler who makes a living scamming the superstitious and gullible on the streets of 18th century Cairo. Even though she has the uncanny ability to sense illness in a person simply by touc...

    *screeches until the end of time* HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ THIS YEAR ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars GUYS GUYS GUYS I FINALLY FINISHED A BOOK. And what book it was. wow. An excellent, mind blowing tale I assure you. The world is SO detailed and rich, the characters selfish and flawed and all around awesome. The conflicts so complicated, ancient and deeply...

    2.5 stars First of all, I want everyone to know that I spent three whole days trying to decide the best rating for this book. The first time I laid my eyes on this book, I knew it'd be a favorite. But alas, this has become my biggest disappointing read in 2017. It's hard to bel...

    "They shall control the winds and be lords of the deserts. And any traveler who strays across their land shall be doomed." Nahri is a con artist, and essentially fakes it till she makes it. Literally, it?s her pretending that leads her to ultimately summon a djinn and discover t...

    *I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* "I promise not to go to war without your permission." 4.5 THE PLOT First things first: if you're a fan of Rebel of the sands and An ember in the ashes, this is the book for you. Nahri is a thief who live...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... What a beautiful and lyrical book this was. I was swept away to the streets of 18th century Cairo and I loved every minute of it. This book deserves the hype and more. The world building was so rich and bea...

    This entire book got me jungshook. I don?t have another word to express how I feel right now. Jungshook. I honestly had no idea what this book was about when I started it, but a friend I trust kept on recommending it because it?s one of her favourites. At first I wasn?t going ...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed this!! The world is rich, the characters are compelling, and this is just plain FUN. Seriously, I had so much fun reading this. I did see some first novel/foundational novel pitfalls (this is Chakraborty's first book, and the first in a trilogy). The...

    Wow! This book completely had be captivated from start to finish! Summary : A Middle Eastern influenced epic Fantasy that starts with Nahri, a cunning thief in Cairo, with hidden healing abilities who (while pretending to heal a possessed girl) accidentally awakens the evil spirit ...

    Magical Mayhem in the Middle East By Judge Liberty Hardy Come along for a tale of magic, mystery, and adventure in this wildly enchanting debut! A dizzyingly exciting Middle Eastern-inspired novel, filled with mythology, treachery, and schemes around every corner, The City of Brass...

  • maymay ☕
    Aug 08, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

  • Emily
    Jan 15, 2018

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

    on hold, whoops ...

    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to being able to diagnose disease in oth...

    DNF @ pg 353 so remember when I said that if this book disappointed me, I was deleting my account, taking a trip to Antarctica, and never coming back? well. the SALTIEST review to come after I get back from Antarctica!!! // the actual worst buddy read with the fav fake ...

    It's like the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. ...

    Soo.... This book. If you've been following my updates you probably already know I wasn't a huge fan. There are a lot of things The City of Brass does right, and one very important thing it doesn't. I'm also going to cover this review with a disclaimer in saying that I think plenty of ...

    BUDDY READ with ~~ critical reader ~~ The City of Brass is a part of a Muslim Fantasy trilogy??? A combo I definitely didn't see coming but YAASSSS, GIMME THE GOODS. ? ...

    Got loads of thoughts on this book so wait for the video! I loved the start... the entire middle was slow and boring to me... but the end was ok! I am not SURE if i am going to read book two.. we shall see ...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/12/14/... Meet Nahri, a young hustler who makes a living scamming the superstitious and gullible on the streets of 18th century Cairo. Even though she has the uncanny ability to sense illness in a person simply by touc...

    *screeches until the end of time* HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ THIS YEAR ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars GUYS GUYS GUYS I FINALLY FINISHED A BOOK. And what book it was. wow. An excellent, mind blowing tale I assure you. The world is SO detailed and rich, the characters selfish and flawed and all around awesome. The conflicts so complicated, ancient and deeply...

    2.5 stars First of all, I want everyone to know that I spent three whole days trying to decide the best rating for this book. The first time I laid my eyes on this book, I knew it'd be a favorite. But alas, this has become my biggest disappointing read in 2017. It's hard to bel...

    "They shall control the winds and be lords of the deserts. And any traveler who strays across their land shall be doomed." Nahri is a con artist, and essentially fakes it till she makes it. Literally, it?s her pretending that leads her to ultimately summon a djinn and discover t...

    *I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* "I promise not to go to war without your permission." 4.5 THE PLOT First things first: if you're a fan of Rebel of the sands and An ember in the ashes, this is the book for you. Nahri is a thief who live...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... What a beautiful and lyrical book this was. I was swept away to the streets of 18th century Cairo and I loved every minute of it. This book deserves the hype and more. The world building was so rich and bea...

    This entire book got me jungshook. I don?t have another word to express how I feel right now. Jungshook. I honestly had no idea what this book was about when I started it, but a friend I trust kept on recommending it because it?s one of her favourites. At first I wasn?t going ...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed this!! The world is rich, the characters are compelling, and this is just plain FUN. Seriously, I had so much fun reading this. I did see some first novel/foundational novel pitfalls (this is Chakraborty's first book, and the first in a trilogy). The...

  • Deborah Obida
    Jan 22, 2018

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

    on hold, whoops ...

    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to being able to diagnose disease in oth...

    DNF @ pg 353 so remember when I said that if this book disappointed me, I was deleting my account, taking a trip to Antarctica, and never coming back? well. the SALTIEST review to come after I get back from Antarctica!!! // the actual worst buddy read with the fav fake ...

    It's like the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. ...

    Soo.... This book. If you've been following my updates you probably already know I wasn't a huge fan. There are a lot of things The City of Brass does right, and one very important thing it doesn't. I'm also going to cover this review with a disclaimer in saying that I think plenty of ...

    BUDDY READ with ~~ critical reader ~~ The City of Brass is a part of a Muslim Fantasy trilogy??? A combo I definitely didn't see coming but YAASSSS, GIMME THE GOODS. ? ...

    Got loads of thoughts on this book so wait for the video! I loved the start... the entire middle was slow and boring to me... but the end was ok! I am not SURE if i am going to read book two.. we shall see ...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/12/14/... Meet Nahri, a young hustler who makes a living scamming the superstitious and gullible on the streets of 18th century Cairo. Even though she has the uncanny ability to sense illness in a person simply by touc...

    *screeches until the end of time* HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ THIS YEAR ...

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars GUYS GUYS GUYS I FINALLY FINISHED A BOOK. And what book it was. wow. An excellent, mind blowing tale I assure you. The world is SO detailed and rich, the characters selfish and flawed and all around awesome. The conflicts so complicated, ancient and deeply...

    2.5 stars First of all, I want everyone to know that I spent three whole days trying to decide the best rating for this book. The first time I laid my eyes on this book, I knew it'd be a favorite. But alas, this has become my biggest disappointing read in 2017. It's hard to bel...

    "They shall control the winds and be lords of the deserts. And any traveler who strays across their land shall be doomed." Nahri is a con artist, and essentially fakes it till she makes it. Literally, it?s her pretending that leads her to ultimately summon a djinn and discover t...

    *I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* "I promise not to go to war without your permission." 4.5 THE PLOT First things first: if you're a fan of Rebel of the sands and An ember in the ashes, this is the book for you. Nahri is a thief who live...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... What a beautiful and lyrical book this was. I was swept away to the streets of 18th century Cairo and I loved every minute of it. This book deserves the hype and more. The world building was so rich and bea...

    This entire book got me jungshook. I don?t have another word to express how I feel right now. Jungshook. I honestly had no idea what this book was about when I started it, but a friend I trust kept on recommending it because it?s one of her favourites. At first I wasn?t going ...

    4.5 stars I really enjoyed this!! The world is rich, the characters are compelling, and this is just plain FUN. Seriously, I had so much fun reading this. I did see some first novel/foundational novel pitfalls (this is Chakraborty's first book, and the first in a trilogy). The...

    Wow! This book completely had be captivated from start to finish! Summary : A Middle Eastern influenced epic Fantasy that starts with Nahri, a cunning thief in Cairo, with hidden healing abilities who (while pretending to heal a possessed girl) accidentally awakens the evil spirit ...

    Magical Mayhem in the Middle East By Judge Liberty Hardy Come along for a tale of magic, mystery, and adventure in this wildly enchanting debut! A dizzyingly exciting Middle Eastern-inspired novel, filled with mythology, treachery, and schemes around every corner, The City of Brass...

    Wow, talk about a debut bang out of the gate! Chakraborty had me hooked from the first page with a strong narrative voice that expertly dips into free indirect discourse to get us inside the head of Nahri, living hand to mouth in Cairo, scamming and thieving from the wealthy, and tr...

    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 experie...

    Thank you Harper Collins Australia for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. my review is on my blog, check it out! M I N I R E V I E W The City of Brass was a book I was cautious of when I was requesting it. I was a bit nervous because it is so big. 520 pages, t...

    Where do I start with this book? Well you better prepare for some late nights because once I started this book I couldn?t stop, it took me a few days because this book is a tome but I finally finished at around 2am, completely mesmerized trying to let everything sink in. The City ...

    I know I know, I just never learn, Am planning on reading another hyped book after all my disappointments. ...

  • Lori
    Feb 01, 2018

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

    on hold, whoops ...

    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to being able to diagnose disease in oth...

    DNF @ pg 353 so remember when I said that if this book disappointed me, I was deleting my account, taking a trip to Antarctica, and never coming back? well. the SALTIEST review to come after I get back from Antarctica!!! // the actual worst buddy read with the fav fake ...

    It's like the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. ...

  • may ➹
    Jan 10, 2018

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...

    my Muslim heart nearly burst when I heard this was an own voices Muslim fantasy novel!!!!! WHEN WILL THIS BOOK MANIFEST ITSELF IN FRONT OF ME ...

    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...

    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...

    on hold, whoops ...

    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to being able to diagnose disease in oth...

    DNF @ pg 353 so remember when I said that if this book disappointed me, I was deleting my account, taking a trip to Antarctica, and never coming back? well. the SALTIEST review to come after I get back from Antarctica!!! // the actual worst buddy read with the fav fake ...

  • ❄️Nani❄️
    Nov 13, 2017

    4.5 ...

    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...

    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...

    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...