The Court of Miracles
In the violent urban jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, the French Revolution has failed and the city is divided between merciless royalty and nine underworld criminal guilds, ...more
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1828??? louis xii????
is this a typo and did they mean louis xvii? and if they did, THEN THIS IS AN ALTERNATE HISTORY IN WHICH LOUIS-CHARLES A.K.A. MY FAVE IS ALIVE?????????? AND THE ...more
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Les Miserables + The Jungle Book??!!
((...now changed to Six of Crows...))
Who the what now?!
Color me intrigued...
Thank you to the author for sending me a copy to review!
Um okay YES thank you! I really enjoyed this new YA Fantasy! This story is inspired by Les Misérables, The Jungle Book, and honestly I caught some The Hunchback of Notre Dame vibes as well. At first I was almost worried we were getting a slow start but honestly there is just something about the language and how the author curls and crafts her prose that kept me glued. I found myself easily immersed in this alternative ...more
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Updated USA release date : JUNE 2020
Ich höre, dass ...more
I wasn't the perfect audience for this book because I couldn't read 'Les Misérables' and I couldn't finish 'The Jungle Book' either. I love the story of 'Les Misérables' but the novel is too slow and boring to me, and I found 'The Jungle Book' pretty tedious too. But I was really interested in their mix, so I started reading 'A Court of Miracles' with good feelings. Sadly it was a big dissapointment to me.
Should I complain about ...more
A fantasy reimagining of Les Misérables and The Jungle Book. AND the court of Louis XVII.
And damn, what an amazing, impressive and lovely adventure was this! I never ever could have imagined that Les Miserables meets Jungle ...more
I guess this is what happens when someone has no talent to create their own setting, and instead they try to rewrite history. Zero aptitude to write characters, instead they borrow from poor Hugo and give them overly cliched skills like "cat burglar" (that sounds so interesting; never done before!) and idiotic names like Ettie and Nina...oh god and a "ruthless" lord of the "Guild" called Tiger.
(Between the "cat burglar" and "Tiger" she probably ...more
Review (Full Version on my blog):
Disclaimer: I received an E-ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review
There are certain stories, where Im going to read every retelling. Les Miserables is one ...more
This book was, quite simply, wonderful. I was initially worried that it was going to be difficult to read as there is a lot promised in the blurb and Les Miserablesles isn't exactly known for getting straight to the point, but my doubts were swiftly assuaged.
The Court of Miracles was an action-packed, exciting book, packed full of interesting and multi-dimensional female characters. There were a few moments where ...more
Kes can be found lurking with intent on ...more