Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Review // The Kingdom Of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

Title: The Kingdom Of Copper
Author: S.A. Chakraborty
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Published: January 22nd, 2019
Pages: 621

Nahri’s life changed forever the moment she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes. Whisked from her home in Cairo, she was thrust into the dazzling royal court of Daevabad—and quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive there.

Now, with Daevabad entrenched in the dark aftermath of a devastating battle, Nahri must forge a new path for herself. But even as she embraces her heritage and the power it holds, she knows she’s been trapped in a gilded cage, watched by a king who rules from the throne that once belonged to her family—and one misstep will doom her tribe..

Meanwhile, Ali has been exiled for daring to defy his father. Hunted by assassins, adrift on the unforgiving copper sands of his ancestral land, he is forced to rely on the frightening abilities the marid—the unpredictable water spirits—have gifted him. But in doing so, he threatens to unearth a terrible secret his family has long kept buried.

And as a new century approaches and the djinn gather within Daevabad's towering brass walls for celebrations, a threat brews unseen in the desolate north. It’s a force that would bring a storm of fire straight to the city’s gates . . . and one that seeks the aid of a warrior trapped between worlds, torn between a violent duty he can never escape and a peace he fears he will never deserve.

I'm not going to lie, when I went into The City of Brass, I didn't think I was going to like it. I know this is not a review for that book but I didn't write a real review because I wasn't blogging at the point of reading it. I didn't think I was going to understand this story. Mostly because it's adult fantasy and I'm still somewhat new to reading adult fantasy books.

I'm a bit disappointed in some of the things that happened in this book. Not to a point where I'm going to give it a low rating. I'm just disappointed in one character in general and I wish he works really hard to get back on Nahri's good graces. (Dara, you need to get your crap together!)

The Kingdom of Copper takes place five years after The City Of Brass. Nahri was basically forced to marry Muntadhir and she doesn't take any crap from him. She doesn't take crap from anyone in this book. She makes sure she gets a good sum of money for marrying the butt hole's son.

Nahri's growth in this book is absolutely beautiful. She learns what she wants in life and she sets out to get it. She's so badass. I love Nahri and I cannot wait to see what awaits her journey in The Empire of Gold. I feel like that book might break me.

This book was an unexpected story that I love. I'm kind of upset that I have to wait for the next book. I need to know what happens next!

4/5 Stars

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