Title: The city of brass (The Deavabad trilogy #1)
Author: SA Chakraborty.
Publisher: Harper Voyager.
Page count: 526.
Release day: November 14th 2017.
Genre: YA, fantasy.
Rating: 5 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
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 summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real. For the warrior tells her a new tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire, and rivers where the mythical marid sleep; past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises, and mountains where the circling hawks are not what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass, a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound.
In that city, behind gilded brass walls laced with enchantments, behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments are simmering. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, she learns that true power is fierce and brutal. That magic cannot shield her from the dangerous web of court politics. That even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences.
After all, there is a reason they say be careful what you wish for…
Average: 9.14 (which means 5 stars!)
I LOVED this book! If you haven’t already, pick this up! That’s it, that’s my review!
I basically just loved every aspect of this book! I gave most categories in CAWPILE 9/10, main reason is just that I have a hard time giving a book the full 10 haha!
I loved all three of our main characters, they were all very interesting and distinct. They all had their own struggles that we learned more and more about throughout the story! I loved their relations developing with each other, but also seeing their relation with side characters! Especially between Ali and his family!
I loved the world, I loved the magic, I loved slowly learning more and more about it! And I can’t wait to learn even more in the sequels!
I don’t really know what more to say.. I just really really loved this book and could not put it down!
I might have to place another book order, since I need Kingdom of Copper!