Sunday, February 17, 2019

Let's Talk: "The City of Brass" by S.A. Chakraborty

Title: The City of Brass
Author: S.A. Chakraborty
Series: "The Daevabad Trilogy" #1
Genre: Fantasy
Page Length: 533 pages
Publication Date: November 14, 2017
Date Started: February 12, 2019
Date Finished: February 16, 2019
Rating: 4.75 // 5 stars

You guys...I had somewhat high of expectations going into this book since so many people had raved about it...and S.A. Chakraborty did not let me down. This book was phenomenal and I'm so glad I have the second book in my hands because I'm not ready to leave this luscious world. 

There were so many amazing aspects about this book. For starters, the writing style was amazing. I was sucked in pretty quickly and, especially after having the time to just sit and read, I couldn't stop. I ended up reading 200 pages in one sitting without even noticing and then another 200 during slow periods at work. It was addicting and I was entranced.

The characters were pretty great. I've heard some people say negative things about Nahri but I loved her. She's torn from the only life she's ever known and has to acclimate to this new world and ways of doing things. I just...I'm so excited to see what happens in the second book because I have high hopes she's going to do some badass stuff. I enjoyed Ali's perspectives but I'm still undecided on my feelings for him. He's a brilliantly written character and I like him for the most part, but some of his actions have me needing him to make up for what he's done. As for Dara, I like him but I don't love least not yet. I also enjoyed all of the secondary characters and how they played a role how the book played out.

My favorite thing, though, was the politics and the scheming. Daevabad has a system that needs to be fixed and it was interesting seeing how all of the issues with it played into Nahri's journey. From oppression to prejudice to injustice, there's tensions brewing at the beginning of this book that only seem to escalate as the story goes on. I'm very excited to see what happens in the next book. 

Overall, this book was wonderful and the writing was amazing. I want to visit Daevabad so bad just from all the beautiful descriptions of it. I loved the characters, the plot, and more. The last 100 pages were just a whirlwind of excitement and plot twists that, quite frankly, blew my mind. I'm so nervous to see how the story continues in The Kingdom of Copper and I think I've found a new series to add to my favorites list. 

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