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Best of the Bunch // December 2019

This month I had a really hard time choosing what would be my best of the bunch. I had a lot of 4 star books and nothing that stood out super super high or anything. And the month was also filled with stress so that might not have helped either. In the end I decided on these three and picked one of them. But I mostly liked them equal.

Best of the Bunch is a monthly meme created by Jessica at a Coccoon of Books.

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Best of the Bunch


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…


I put off reading City of Brass for a while and I clearly should not have. I really enjoyed the characters and the political game that was being played amongst the daeva’s/djinn. And I certainly cannot wait to pick up a copy of the sequel.

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6 thoughts on “Best of the Bunch // December 2019

  1. I’ve heard so many good things about City of Brass! I’m glad you enjoyed it too. Aquicorn Cove looks so cute! I’m a sucker for that color palette 😂

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