YA Addicted Book Club discussion

20 views
Past Monthly Reads > April Book of the Month - City of Brass

Comments Showing 1-14 of 14 (14 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Kayleigh {K-Books}, YA Fantasy Fan (new)

Kayleigh {K-Books} (kayley_12) | 1841 comments Mod
The winning book for April is...

The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1) by S.A. Chakraborty

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...


Who is in for this one?


message 2: by Jo (new)

Jo Elliott | 1383 comments Ah I wish, my copy of the book is at home in Cambridge and I'm up at Uni in Scotland! I'll be watching eagerly to see what you guys think though :)


message 3: by Brittany (new)

Brittany | 4102 comments Mod
I loved this book! I am on the waitlist for book 2 which came out in February.
I look forward to seeing peoples thoughts and discussing it!


message 4: by Kayleigh {K-Books}, YA Fantasy Fan (new)

Kayleigh {K-Books} (kayley_12) | 1841 comments Mod
I’ve just finished my current read and I am tempted to start this one immediately. I’ve been meaning to read it for a while.


message 5: by Renée (new)

Renée (reneetheunissen) | 93 comments I am really excited to read this one, but they don't have it at my library so I will probably skip this one and read it someday...


Emily (RecordofaBibliophile) (recordofabibliophile) | 7 comments I loved this book! I recently bought book 2! Can't wait to start it.. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did


message 7: by Brittany (new)

Brittany | 4102 comments Mod
I have to go pick up book 2 from the library today it will be my next read Emily!


message 8: by Renée (new)

Renée (reneetheunissen) | 93 comments I'm curious how the people who are reading it are enjoying it? :)


message 9: by Kayleigh {K-Books}, YA Fantasy Fan (new)

Kayleigh {K-Books} (kayley_12) | 1841 comments Mod
I haven’t managed to start yet 🙈 it is my next read after I finish this current one though.


message 10: by Brittany (new)

Brittany | 4102 comments Mod
I'm currently reading book 2 and loving it. This was one of my favourite books of last year.

Hope you get the chance to read it at some point Renee


message 11: by Kayleigh {K-Books}, YA Fantasy Fan (new)

Kayleigh {K-Books} (kayley_12) | 1841 comments Mod
Okay so I am finally starting City of Brass. I am hoping to finish it before the end of the month but it's quite a lengthy book (at least for me) and I'm back at work tomorrow so we will see how I go.


message 12: by Kayleigh {K-Books}, YA Fantasy Fan (new)

Kayleigh {K-Books} (kayley_12) | 1841 comments Mod
I finally started. Loving the world building so far.


message 13: by Brittany (new)

Brittany | 4102 comments Mod
Yay!


message 14: by Kayleigh {K-Books}, YA Fantasy Fan (new)

Kayleigh {K-Books} (kayley_12) | 1841 comments Mod
I’m only about 50/60 pages in but it’s so intriguing. (view spoiler)


back to top