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

  • 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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

  • Carlos
    Mar 11, 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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The feeling you get when one of your most anticipated books lives up to your expectations is one of the best. It?s the contentment that you feel about not hating everything you read. It?s the peacefulness that you feel knowing that you actually can like books. And most of all, it?...

    As always, I want to let others know that I received this book as a gift from my publishers. In this instance, I have not met the author, but hope that at some time I will. Do you remember the first time a book took you out of your culture? I think for most of us it happens in child...

    Edit: I've decided to not go back to this book. For one, I realised how relieved I felt when I decided to quit on it. Second, I would stop mid-sentence and paragraph several times. Third, I do not think I'll be missing out on greatness if I don't read it. ? Farewell, book. We ...

    $1.99 Kindle sale, May 16, 2018. 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 b...

    on hold, whoops ...

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

    I really liked this, though at times it was hard to find the plot. It definitely felt like 500+ pages of exposition, but it had good character and world building that got me invested by the end. I wasn't a fan of one of the POVs at first, but once the characters met I was glad we'd had...

    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...

    This is one of the books I picked up as part of the BooktubeSFF Awards for 2018 as this is on the debut shortlist. I have to say I am very, very glad that I was able to get to this one because although it was on my radar already, this shortlisting made me get around to reading it a who...

    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 ...

    *Gathers 1 kg of chocalate. Picks up two mugs of coffee. Snuggle in a blanket* LET'S RANT. Behold the most dissapointing, the most boring, and the most..dissapointing (one time is not enough) book of my reading carrier. I had never thought that an own voice muslim fantasy novel ...

    Buddy read with David, My April tbr twin This didn't wow me but it was okay. Its only two things that differentiate this book from other YA books and they are 1.The setting, the Muslim/18th century Cairo made it very interesting. 2.The plot, despite the similarities with other Y...

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

    4.5 stars. The City of Brass is an adult book. It doesn't matter how many people will mislabel it as YA (because adult fantasy books written by women always get this treatment...), this is still going to be an adult book. It reads like an adult political fantasy tome because it is ...

    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. ? ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I really liked the last 200 pages of his book, very slow beginning and somewhat boring but once it gets going it never stops . I was interested by the palace intrigues and the historical background we are given regarding the Djinns . If you like magical realism and fantasy book, the th...

  • 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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The feeling you get when one of your most anticipated books lives up to your expectations is one of the best. It?s the contentment that you feel about not hating everything you read. It?s the peacefulness that you feel knowing that you actually can like books. And most of all, it?...

    As always, I want to let others know that I received this book as a gift from my publishers. In this instance, I have not met the author, but hope that at some time I will. Do you remember the first time a book took you out of your culture? I think for most of us it happens in child...

    Edit: I've decided to not go back to this book. For one, I realised how relieved I felt when I decided to quit on it. Second, I would stop mid-sentence and paragraph several times. Third, I do not think I'll be missing out on greatness if I don't read it. ? Farewell, book. We ...

    $1.99 Kindle sale, May 16, 2018. 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 b...

    on hold, whoops ...

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

    I really liked this, though at times it was hard to find the plot. It definitely felt like 500+ pages of exposition, but it had good character and world building that got me invested by the end. I wasn't a fan of one of the POVs at first, but once the characters met I was glad we'd had...

    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...

    This is one of the books I picked up as part of the BooktubeSFF Awards for 2018 as this is on the debut shortlist. I have to say I am very, very glad that I was able to get to this one because although it was on my radar already, this shortlisting made me get around to reading it a who...

    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 ...

    *Gathers 1 kg of chocalate. Picks up two mugs of coffee. Snuggle in a blanket* LET'S RANT. Behold the most dissapointing, the most boring, and the most..dissapointing (one time is not enough) book of my reading carrier. I had never thought that an own voice muslim fantasy novel ...

    Buddy read with David, My April tbr twin This didn't wow me but it was okay. Its only two things that differentiate this book from other YA books and they are 1.The setting, the Muslim/18th century Cairo made it very interesting. 2.The plot, despite the similarities with other Y...

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

    4.5 stars. The City of Brass is an adult book. It doesn't matter how many people will mislabel it as YA (because adult fantasy books written by women always get this treatment...), this is still going to be an adult book. It reads like an adult political fantasy tome because it is ...

    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. ? ...

    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...

  • 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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The feeling you get when one of your most anticipated books lives up to your expectations is one of the best. It?s the contentment that you feel about not hating everything you read. It?s the peacefulness that you feel knowing that you actually can like books. And most of all, it?...

    As always, I want to let others know that I received this book as a gift from my publishers. In this instance, I have not met the author, but hope that at some time I will. Do you remember the first time a book took you out of your culture? I think for most of us it happens in child...

    Edit: I've decided to not go back to this book. For one, I realised how relieved I felt when I decided to quit on it. Second, I would stop mid-sentence and paragraph several times. Third, I do not think I'll be missing out on greatness if I don't read it. ? Farewell, book. We ...

    $1.99 Kindle sale, May 16, 2018. 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 b...

  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    Mar 30, 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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The feeling you get when one of your most anticipated books lives up to your expectations is one of the best. It?s the contentment that you feel about not hating everything you read. It?s the peacefulness that you feel knowing that you actually can like books. And most of all, it?...

    As always, I want to let others know that I received this book as a gift from my publishers. In this instance, I have not met the author, but hope that at some time I will. Do you remember the first time a book took you out of your culture? I think for most of us it happens in child...

    Edit: I've decided to not go back to this book. For one, I realised how relieved I felt when I decided to quit on it. Second, I would stop mid-sentence and paragraph several times. Third, I do not think I'll be missing out on greatness if I don't read it. ? Farewell, book. We ...

    $1.99 Kindle sale, May 16, 2018. 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 b...

    on hold, whoops ...

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

    I really liked this, though at times it was hard to find the plot. It definitely felt like 500+ pages of exposition, but it had good character and world building that got me invested by the end. I wasn't a fan of one of the POVs at first, but once the characters met I was glad we'd had...

  • 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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The feeling you get when one of your most anticipated books lives up to your expectations is one of the best. It?s the contentment that you feel about not hating everything you read. It?s the peacefulness that you feel knowing that you actually can like books. And most of all, it?...

    As always, I want to let others know that I received this book as a gift from my publishers. In this instance, I have not met the author, but hope that at some time I will. Do you remember the first time a book took you out of your culture? I think for most of us it happens in child...

    Edit: I've decided to not go back to this book. For one, I realised how relieved I felt when I decided to quit on it. Second, I would stop mid-sentence and paragraph several times. Third, I do not think I'll be missing out on greatness if I don't read it. ? Farewell, book. We ...

    $1.99 Kindle sale, May 16, 2018. 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 b...

    on hold, whoops ...

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

    I really liked this, though at times it was hard to find the plot. It definitely felt like 500+ pages of exposition, but it had good character and world building that got me invested by the end. I wasn't a fan of one of the POVs at first, but once the characters met I was glad we'd had...

    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...

    This is one of the books I picked up as part of the BooktubeSFF Awards for 2018 as this is on the debut shortlist. I have to say I am very, very glad that I was able to get to this one because although it was on my radar already, this shortlisting made me get around to reading it a who...

    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 ...

    *Gathers 1 kg of chocalate. Picks up two mugs of coffee. Snuggle in a blanket* LET'S RANT. Behold the most dissapointing, the most boring, and the most..dissapointing (one time is not enough) book of my reading carrier. I had never thought that an own voice muslim fantasy novel ...

    Buddy read with David, My April tbr twin This didn't wow me but it was okay. Its only two things that differentiate this book from other YA books and they are 1.The setting, the Muslim/18th century Cairo made it very interesting. 2.The plot, despite the similarities with other Y...

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

    4.5 stars. The City of Brass is an adult book. It doesn't matter how many people will mislabel it as YA (because adult fantasy books written by women always get this treatment...), this is still going to be an adult book. It reads like an adult political fantasy tome because it is ...

    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. ? ...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Mar 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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

  • Robin Hobb
    Apr 12, 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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The feeling you get when one of your most anticipated books lives up to your expectations is one of the best. It?s the contentment that you feel about not hating everything you read. It?s the peacefulness that you feel knowing that you actually can like books. And most of all, it?...

    As always, I want to let others know that I received this book as a gift from my publishers. In this instance, I have not met the author, but hope that at some time I will. Do you remember the first time a book took you out of your culture? I think for most of us it happens in child...

  • Hiba (Hiatus)
    Mar 09, 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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The feeling you get when one of your most anticipated books lives up to your expectations is one of the best. It?s the contentment that you feel about not hating everything you read. It?s the peacefulness that you feel knowing that you actually can like books. And most of all, it?...

    As always, I want to let others know that I received this book as a gift from my publishers. In this instance, I have not met the author, but hope that at some time I will. Do you remember the first time a book took you out of your culture? I think for most of us it happens in child...

    Edit: I've decided to not go back to this book. For one, I realised how relieved I felt when I decided to quit on it. Second, I would stop mid-sentence and paragraph several times. Third, I do not think I'll be missing out on greatness if I don't read it. ? Farewell, book. We ...

    $1.99 Kindle sale, May 16, 2018. 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 b...

    on hold, whoops ...

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

    I really liked this, though at times it was hard to find the plot. It definitely felt like 500+ pages of exposition, but it had good character and world building that got me invested by the end. I wasn't a fan of one of the POVs at first, but once the characters met I was glad we'd had...

    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...

    This is one of the books I picked up as part of the BooktubeSFF Awards for 2018 as this is on the debut shortlist. I have to say I am very, very glad that I was able to get to this one because although it was on my radar already, this shortlisting made me get around to reading it a who...

    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 ...

    *Gathers 1 kg of chocalate. Picks up two mugs of coffee. Snuggle in a blanket* LET'S RANT. Behold the most dissapointing, the most boring, and the most..dissapointing (one time is not enough) book of my reading carrier. I had never thought that an own voice muslim fantasy novel ...

  • Kaitlin
    Feb 19, 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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The feeling you get when one of your most anticipated books lives up to your expectations is one of the best. It?s the contentment that you feel about not hating everything you read. It?s the peacefulness that you feel knowing that you actually can like books. And most of all, it?...

    As always, I want to let others know that I received this book as a gift from my publishers. In this instance, I have not met the author, but hope that at some time I will. Do you remember the first time a book took you out of your culture? I think for most of us it happens in child...

    Edit: I've decided to not go back to this book. For one, I realised how relieved I felt when I decided to quit on it. Second, I would stop mid-sentence and paragraph several times. Third, I do not think I'll be missing out on greatness if I don't read it. ? Farewell, book. We ...

    $1.99 Kindle sale, May 16, 2018. 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 b...

    on hold, whoops ...

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

    I really liked this, though at times it was hard to find the plot. It definitely felt like 500+ pages of exposition, but it had good character and world building that got me invested by the end. I wasn't a fan of one of the POVs at first, but once the characters met I was glad we'd had...

    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...

    This is one of the books I picked up as part of the BooktubeSFF Awards for 2018 as this is on the debut shortlist. I have to say I am very, very glad that I was able to get to this one because although it was on my radar already, this shortlisting made me get around to reading it a who...

  • 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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The feeling you get when one of your most anticipated books lives up to your expectations is one of the best. It?s the contentment that you feel about not hating everything you read. It?s the peacefulness that you feel knowing that you actually can like books. And most of all, it?...

    As always, I want to let others know that I received this book as a gift from my publishers. In this instance, I have not met the author, but hope that at some time I will. Do you remember the first time a book took you out of your culture? I think for most of us it happens in child...

    Edit: I've decided to not go back to this book. For one, I realised how relieved I felt when I decided to quit on it. Second, I would stop mid-sentence and paragraph several times. Third, I do not think I'll be missing out on greatness if I don't read it. ? Farewell, book. We ...

    $1.99 Kindle sale, May 16, 2018. 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 b...

    on hold, whoops ...

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

    I really liked this, though at times it was hard to find the plot. It definitely felt like 500+ pages of exposition, but it had good character and world building that got me invested by the end. I wasn't a fan of one of the POVs at first, but once the characters met I was glad we'd had...

    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...

    This is one of the books I picked up as part of the BooktubeSFF Awards for 2018 as this is on the debut shortlist. I have to say I am very, very glad that I was able to get to this one because although it was on my radar already, this shortlisting made me get around to reading it a who...

    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 ...

    *Gathers 1 kg of chocalate. Picks up two mugs of coffee. Snuggle in a blanket* LET'S RANT. Behold the most dissapointing, the most boring, and the most..dissapointing (one time is not enough) book of my reading carrier. I had never thought that an own voice muslim fantasy novel ...

    Buddy read with David, My April tbr twin This didn't wow me but it was okay. Its only two things that differentiate this book from other YA books and they are 1.The setting, the Muslim/18th century Cairo made it very interesting. 2.The plot, despite the similarities with other Y...

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

    4.5 stars. The City of Brass is an adult book. It doesn't matter how many people will mislabel it as YA (because adult fantasy books written by women always get this treatment...), this is still going to be an adult book. It reads like an adult political fantasy tome because it is ...

    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. ? ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The feeling you get when one of your most anticipated books lives up to your expectations is one of the best. It?s the contentment that you feel about not hating everything you read. It?s the peacefulness that you feel knowing that you actually can like books. And most of all, it?...

    As always, I want to let others know that I received this book as a gift from my publishers. In this instance, I have not met the author, but hope that at some time I will. Do you remember the first time a book took you out of your culture? I think for most of us it happens in child...

    Edit: I've decided to not go back to this book. For one, I realised how relieved I felt when I decided to quit on it. Second, I would stop mid-sentence and paragraph several times. Third, I do not think I'll be missing out on greatness if I don't read it. ? Farewell, book. We ...

    $1.99 Kindle sale, May 16, 2018. 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 b...

    on hold, whoops ...

  • Warda
    Apr 14, 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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The feeling you get when one of your most anticipated books lives up to your expectations is one of the best. It?s the contentment that you feel about not hating everything you read. It?s the peacefulness that you feel knowing that you actually can like books. And most of all, it?...

    As always, I want to let others know that I received this book as a gift from my publishers. In this instance, I have not met the author, but hope that at some time I will. Do you remember the first time a book took you out of your culture? I think for most of us it happens in child...

    Edit: I've decided to not go back to this book. For one, I realised how relieved I felt when I decided to quit on it. Second, I would stop mid-sentence and paragraph several times. Third, I do not think I'll be missing out on greatness if I don't read it. ? Farewell, book. We ...

  • 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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The feeling you get when one of your most anticipated books lives up to your expectations is one of the best. It?s the contentment that you feel about not hating everything you read. It?s the peacefulness that you feel knowing that you actually can like books. And most of all, it?...

    As always, I want to let others know that I received this book as a gift from my publishers. In this instance, I have not met the author, but hope that at some time I will. Do you remember the first time a book took you out of your culture? I think for most of us it happens in child...

    Edit: I've decided to not go back to this book. For one, I realised how relieved I felt when I decided to quit on it. Second, I would stop mid-sentence and paragraph several times. Third, I do not think I'll be missing out on greatness if I don't read it. ? Farewell, book. We ...

    $1.99 Kindle sale, May 16, 2018. 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 b...

    on hold, whoops ...

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

    I really liked this, though at times it was hard to find the plot. It definitely felt like 500+ pages of exposition, but it had good character and world building that got me invested by the end. I wasn't a fan of one of the POVs at first, but once the characters met I was glad we'd had...

    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...

    This is one of the books I picked up as part of the BooktubeSFF Awards for 2018 as this is on the debut shortlist. I have to say I am very, very glad that I was able to get to this one because although it was on my radar already, this shortlisting made me get around to reading it a who...

    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 ...

    *Gathers 1 kg of chocalate. Picks up two mugs of coffee. Snuggle in a blanket* LET'S RANT. Behold the most dissapointing, the most boring, and the most..dissapointing (one time is not enough) book of my reading carrier. I had never thought that an own voice muslim fantasy novel ...

    Buddy read with David, My April tbr twin This didn't wow me but it was okay. Its only two things that differentiate this book from other YA books and they are 1.The setting, the Muslim/18th century Cairo made it very interesting. 2.The plot, despite the similarities with other Y...

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

    4.5 stars. The City of Brass is an adult book. It doesn't matter how many people will mislabel it as YA (because adult fantasy books written by women always get this treatment...), this is still going to be an adult book. It reads like an adult political fantasy tome because it is ...

    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. ? ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The feeling you get when one of your most anticipated books lives up to your expectations is one of the best. It?s the contentment that you feel about not hating everything you read. It?s the peacefulness that you feel knowing that you actually can like books. And most of all, it?...

    As always, I want to let others know that I received this book as a gift from my publishers. In this instance, I have not met the author, but hope that at some time I will. Do you remember the first time a book took you out of your culture? I think for most of us it happens in child...

    Edit: I've decided to not go back to this book. For one, I realised how relieved I felt when I decided to quit on it. Second, I would stop mid-sentence and paragraph several times. Third, I do not think I'll be missing out on greatness if I don't read it. ? Farewell, book. We ...

    $1.99 Kindle sale, May 16, 2018. 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 b...

    on hold, whoops ...

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

    I really liked this, though at times it was hard to find the plot. It definitely felt like 500+ pages of exposition, but it had good character and world building that got me invested by the end. I wasn't a fan of one of the POVs at first, but once the characters met I was glad we'd had...

    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...

    This is one of the books I picked up as part of the BooktubeSFF Awards for 2018 as this is on the debut shortlist. I have to say I am very, very glad that I was able to get to this one because although it was on my radar already, this shortlisting made me get around to reading it a who...

    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 ...

    *Gathers 1 kg of chocalate. Picks up two mugs of coffee. Snuggle in a blanket* LET'S RANT. Behold the most dissapointing, the most boring, and the most..dissapointing (one time is not enough) book of my reading carrier. I had never thought that an own voice muslim fantasy novel ...

    Buddy read with David, My April tbr twin This didn't wow me but it was okay. Its only two things that differentiate this book from other YA books and they are 1.The setting, the Muslim/18th century Cairo made it very interesting. 2.The plot, despite the similarities with other Y...

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

    4.5 stars. The City of Brass is an adult book. It doesn't matter how many people will mislabel it as YA (because adult fantasy books written by women always get this treatment...), this is still going to be an adult book. It reads like an adult political fantasy tome because it is ...

    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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The feeling you get when one of your most anticipated books lives up to your expectations is one of the best. It?s the contentment that you feel about not hating everything you read. It?s the peacefulness that you feel knowing that you actually can like books. And most of all, it?...

    As always, I want to let others know that I received this book as a gift from my publishers. In this instance, I have not met the author, but hope that at some time I will. Do you remember the first time a book took you out of your culture? I think for most of us it happens in child...

    Edit: I've decided to not go back to this book. For one, I realised how relieved I felt when I decided to quit on it. Second, I would stop mid-sentence and paragraph several times. Third, I do not think I'll be missing out on greatness if I don't read it. ? Farewell, book. We ...

    $1.99 Kindle sale, May 16, 2018. 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 b...

    on hold, whoops ...

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

    I really liked this, though at times it was hard to find the plot. It definitely felt like 500+ pages of exposition, but it had good character and world building that got me invested by the end. I wasn't a fan of one of the POVs at first, but once the characters met I was glad we'd had...

    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...

    This is one of the books I picked up as part of the BooktubeSFF Awards for 2018 as this is on the debut shortlist. I have to say I am very, very glad that I was able to get to this one because although it was on my radar already, this shortlisting made me get around to reading it a who...

    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 ...

    *Gathers 1 kg of chocalate. Picks up two mugs of coffee. Snuggle in a blanket* LET'S RANT. Behold the most dissapointing, the most boring, and the most..dissapointing (one time is not enough) book of my reading carrier. I had never thought that an own voice muslim fantasy novel ...

    Buddy read with David, My April tbr twin This didn't wow me but it was okay. Its only two things that differentiate this book from other YA books and they are 1.The setting, the Muslim/18th century Cairo made it very interesting. 2.The plot, despite the similarities with other Y...

    *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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The feeling you get when one of your most anticipated books lives up to your expectations is one of the best. It?s the contentment that you feel about not hating everything you read. It?s the peacefulness that you feel knowing that you actually can like books. And most of all, it?...

    As always, I want to let others know that I received this book as a gift from my publishers. In this instance, I have not met the author, but hope that at some time I will. Do you remember the first time a book took you out of your culture? I think for most of us it happens in child...

    Edit: I've decided to not go back to this book. For one, I realised how relieved I felt when I decided to quit on it. Second, I would stop mid-sentence and paragraph several times. Third, I do not think I'll be missing out on greatness if I don't read it. ? Farewell, book. We ...

    $1.99 Kindle sale, May 16, 2018. 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 b...

    on hold, whoops ...

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

    I really liked this, though at times it was hard to find the plot. It definitely felt like 500+ pages of exposition, but it had good character and world building that got me invested by the end. I wasn't a fan of one of the POVs at first, but once the characters met I was glad we'd had...

    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...

    This is one of the books I picked up as part of the BooktubeSFF Awards for 2018 as this is on the debut shortlist. I have to say I am very, very glad that I was able to get to this one because although it was on my radar already, this shortlisting made me get around to reading it a who...

    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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The feeling you get when one of your most anticipated books lives up to your expectations is one of the best. It?s the contentment that you feel about not hating everything you read. It?s the peacefulness that you feel knowing that you actually can like books. And most of all, it?...

    As always, I want to let others know that I received this book as a gift from my publishers. In this instance, I have not met the author, but hope that at some time I will. Do you remember the first time a book took you out of your culture? I think for most of us it happens in child...

    Edit: I've decided to not go back to this book. For one, I realised how relieved I felt when I decided to quit on it. Second, I would stop mid-sentence and paragraph several times. Third, I do not think I'll be missing out on greatness if I don't read it. ? Farewell, book. We ...

    $1.99 Kindle sale, May 16, 2018. 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 b...

    on hold, whoops ...

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

    I really liked this, though at times it was hard to find the plot. It definitely felt like 500+ pages of exposition, but it had good character and world building that got me invested by the end. I wasn't a fan of one of the POVs at first, but once the characters met I was glad we'd had...

    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...

    This is one of the books I picked up as part of the BooktubeSFF Awards for 2018 as this is on the debut shortlist. I have to say I am very, very glad that I was able to get to this one because although it was on my radar already, this shortlisting made me get around to reading it a who...

    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 ...

    *Gathers 1 kg of chocalate. Picks up two mugs of coffee. Snuggle in a blanket* LET'S RANT. Behold the most dissapointing, the most boring, and the most..dissapointing (one time is not enough) book of my reading carrier. I had never thought that an own voice muslim fantasy novel ...

    Buddy read with David, My April tbr twin This didn't wow me but it was okay. Its only two things that differentiate this book from other YA books and they are 1.The setting, the Muslim/18th century Cairo made it very interesting. 2.The plot, despite the similarities with other Y...

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

    4.5 stars. The City of Brass is an adult book. It doesn't matter how many people will mislabel it as YA (because adult fantasy books written by women always get this treatment...), this is still going to be an adult book. It reads like an adult political fantasy tome because it is ...

    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. ? ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I really liked the last 200 pages of his book, very slow beginning and somewhat boring but once it gets going it never stops . I was interested by the palace intrigues and the historical background we are given regarding the Djinns . If you like magical realism and fantasy book, the th...

    4.5 stars This is rather an astonishing debut novel. I cannot believe it is a debut. Pretty outstanding! From what Iunderstand, the author of this novel is a total history buff with a keen interest in the Middle East. That is absolutely apparent when reading about the cultural...

    *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...

  • softlykaz (on hiatus)
    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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The feeling you get when one of your most anticipated books lives up to your expectations is one of the best. It?s the contentment that you feel about not hating everything you read. It?s the peacefulness that you feel knowing that you actually can like books. And most of all, it?...

    As always, I want to let others know that I received this book as a gift from my publishers. In this instance, I have not met the author, but hope that at some time I will. Do you remember the first time a book took you out of your culture? I think for most of us it happens in child...

    Edit: I've decided to not go back to this book. For one, I realised how relieved I felt when I decided to quit on it. Second, I would stop mid-sentence and paragraph several times. Third, I do not think I'll be missing out on greatness if I don't read it. ? Farewell, book. We ...

    $1.99 Kindle sale, May 16, 2018. 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 b...

    on hold, whoops ...

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

    I really liked this, though at times it was hard to find the plot. It definitely felt like 500+ pages of exposition, but it had good character and world building that got me invested by the end. I wasn't a fan of one of the POVs at first, but once the characters met I was glad we'd had...

    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...

  • Acqua
    Mar 11, 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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The feeling you get when one of your most anticipated books lives up to your expectations is one of the best. It?s the contentment that you feel about not hating everything you read. It?s the peacefulness that you feel knowing that you actually can like books. And most of all, it?...

    As always, I want to let others know that I received this book as a gift from my publishers. In this instance, I have not met the author, but hope that at some time I will. Do you remember the first time a book took you out of your culture? I think for most of us it happens in child...

    Edit: I've decided to not go back to this book. For one, I realised how relieved I felt when I decided to quit on it. Second, I would stop mid-sentence and paragraph several times. Third, I do not think I'll be missing out on greatness if I don't read it. ? Farewell, book. We ...

    $1.99 Kindle sale, May 16, 2018. 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 b...

    on hold, whoops ...

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

    I really liked this, though at times it was hard to find the plot. It definitely felt like 500+ pages of exposition, but it had good character and world building that got me invested by the end. I wasn't a fan of one of the POVs at first, but once the characters met I was glad we'd had...

    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...

    This is one of the books I picked up as part of the BooktubeSFF Awards for 2018 as this is on the debut shortlist. I have to say I am very, very glad that I was able to get to this one because although it was on my radar already, this shortlisting made me get around to reading it a who...

    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 ...

    *Gathers 1 kg of chocalate. Picks up two mugs of coffee. Snuggle in a blanket* LET'S RANT. Behold the most dissapointing, the most boring, and the most..dissapointing (one time is not enough) book of my reading carrier. I had never thought that an own voice muslim fantasy novel ...

    Buddy read with David, My April tbr twin This didn't wow me but it was okay. Its only two things that differentiate this book from other YA books and they are 1.The setting, the Muslim/18th century Cairo made it very interesting. 2.The plot, despite the similarities with other Y...

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

    4.5 stars. The City of Brass is an adult book. It doesn't matter how many people will mislabel it as YA (because adult fantasy books written by women always get this treatment...), this is still going to be an adult book. It reads like an adult political fantasy tome because it is ...

  • 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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Scarlett
    Mar 30, 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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The feeling you get when one of your most anticipated books lives up to your expectations is one of the best. It?s the contentment that you feel about not hating everything you read. It?s the peacefulness that you feel knowing that you actually can like books. And most of all, it?...

    As always, I want to let others know that I received this book as a gift from my publishers. In this instance, I have not met the author, but hope that at some time I will. Do you remember the first time a book took you out of your culture? I think for most of us it happens in child...

    Edit: I've decided to not go back to this book. For one, I realised how relieved I felt when I decided to quit on it. Second, I would stop mid-sentence and paragraph several times. Third, I do not think I'll be missing out on greatness if I don't read it. ? Farewell, book. We ...

    $1.99 Kindle sale, May 16, 2018. 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 b...

    on hold, whoops ...

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

    I really liked this, though at times it was hard to find the plot. It definitely felt like 500+ pages of exposition, but it had good character and world building that got me invested by the end. I wasn't a fan of one of the POVs at first, but once the characters met I was glad we'd had...

    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...

    This is one of the books I picked up as part of the BooktubeSFF Awards for 2018 as this is on the debut shortlist. I have to say I am very, very glad that I was able to get to this one because although it was on my radar already, this shortlisting made me get around to reading it a who...

    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 ...

    *Gathers 1 kg of chocalate. Picks up two mugs of coffee. Snuggle in a blanket* LET'S RANT. Behold the most dissapointing, the most boring, and the most..dissapointing (one time is not enough) book of my reading carrier. I had never thought that an own voice muslim fantasy novel ...

    Buddy read with David, My April tbr twin This didn't wow me but it was okay. Its only two things that differentiate this book from other YA books and they are 1.The setting, the Muslim/18th century Cairo made it very interesting. 2.The plot, despite the similarities with other Y...

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

    4.5 stars. The City of Brass is an adult book. It doesn't matter how many people will mislabel it as YA (because adult fantasy books written by women always get this treatment...), this is still going to be an adult book. It reads like an adult political fantasy tome because it is ...

    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. ? ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I really liked the last 200 pages of his book, very slow beginning and somewhat boring but once it gets going it never stops . I was interested by the palace intrigues and the historical background we are given regarding the Djinns . If you like magical realism and fantasy book, the th...

    4.5 stars This is rather an astonishing debut novel. I cannot believe it is a debut. Pretty outstanding! From what Iunderstand, the author of this novel is a total history buff with a keen interest in the Middle East. That is absolutely apparent when reading about the cultural...

  • 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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The feeling you get when one of your most anticipated books lives up to your expectations is one of the best. It?s the contentment that you feel about not hating everything you read. It?s the peacefulness that you feel knowing that you actually can like books. And most of all, it?...

    As always, I want to let others know that I received this book as a gift from my publishers. In this instance, I have not met the author, but hope that at some time I will. Do you remember the first time a book took you out of your culture? I think for most of us it happens in child...

    Edit: I've decided to not go back to this book. For one, I realised how relieved I felt when I decided to quit on it. Second, I would stop mid-sentence and paragraph several times. Third, I do not think I'll be missing out on greatness if I don't read it. ? Farewell, book. We ...

    $1.99 Kindle sale, May 16, 2018. 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 b...

    on hold, whoops ...

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

    I really liked this, though at times it was hard to find the plot. It definitely felt like 500+ pages of exposition, but it had good character and world building that got me invested by the end. I wasn't a fan of one of the POVs at first, but once the characters met I was glad we'd had...

    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...

    This is one of the books I picked up as part of the BooktubeSFF Awards for 2018 as this is on the debut shortlist. I have to say I am very, very glad that I was able to get to this one because although it was on my radar already, this shortlisting made me get around to reading it a who...

    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 ...

    *Gathers 1 kg of chocalate. Picks up two mugs of coffee. Snuggle in a blanket* LET'S RANT. Behold the most dissapointing, the most boring, and the most..dissapointing (one time is not enough) book of my reading carrier. I had never thought that an own voice muslim fantasy novel ...

    Buddy read with David, My April tbr twin This didn't wow me but it was okay. Its only two things that differentiate this book from other YA books and they are 1.The setting, the Muslim/18th century Cairo made it very interesting. 2.The plot, despite the similarities with other Y...

  • 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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The feeling you get when one of your most anticipated books lives up to your expectations is one of the best. It?s the contentment that you feel about not hating everything you read. It?s the peacefulness that you feel knowing that you actually can like books. And most of all, it?...

    As always, I want to let others know that I received this book as a gift from my publishers. In this instance, I have not met the author, but hope that at some time I will. Do you remember the first time a book took you out of your culture? I think for most of us it happens in child...

    Edit: I've decided to not go back to this book. For one, I realised how relieved I felt when I decided to quit on it. Second, I would stop mid-sentence and paragraph several times. Third, I do not think I'll be missing out on greatness if I don't read it. ? Farewell, book. We ...

    $1.99 Kindle sale, May 16, 2018. 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 b...

    on hold, whoops ...

    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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    The feeling you get when one of your most anticipated books lives up to your expectations is one of the best. It?s the contentment that you feel about not hating everything you read. It?s the peacefulness that you feel knowing that you actually can like books. And most of all, it?...

  • ❄️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 ...

    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...

    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...