City of Brass – S.A Chakraborty ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Magic, flying carpets, Djinn, rich worlds, brilliant characters and a badass lead.

Tales of djinn and spirits. Of cities hidden among the swirling sands of the desert, full of enchantment, desire and riches. Where magic pours down every street, hanging in the air like dust.

Many wish their lives could be filled with such wonder, but not Nahri. She knows the trades she uses to get by are just tricks and sleights of hand: there’s nothing magical about them. She only wishes to one day leave Cairo, but as the saying goes…

Be careful what you wish for.

Since reading the Rebel of the Sands trilogy, I had yet to find another series to fill the hole left by that series, alas! Here comes the Daevabad trilogy!!

Oh I loved this book, loved it a lot. Nahri is just brilliant, I love female leads like her. She’s strong, witty and you’re never quite sure what she’ll do next. She’s a survivor and given that she’s thrown into a brand new world, she adapts quickly.

Nahri starts as a bit of a charlatan, unsure of her origins and her unusual healing abilities and strange black eyes. She knows languages she shouldn’t know and songs in a tongue she cannot describe. Songs which unknowingly to her, would summon someone to her side.

That someone is Darayavahoush. I have a lot of love for this man 😂. He’s a protector and fiercely so. He takes her to Daevabad, a place where you’re divided by clan and split again by blood. In Daevabad, we meet Alizayd, he’s a prince but is also a bit of a rebel and we learn that Nahri is not what she seems. It is here that centuries of prejudice, war and politics lead. Nahri must learn to navigate this strange world and survive.

The world building is epic and it’s everything you could want for a new series. If you like magic, flying carpets, Djinn, rich worlds, brilliant characters and a badass lead. Read this book 😍

Thank you @Netgalley & @harpercollinsuk for this digital review copy. I loved it so much that I bought it immediately as well as Kingdom of Copper.

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