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Book Review: THE KINGDOM OF COPPER

DETAILS Title: THE KINGDOM OF COPPER [book #2] Author: S. A. Chakraborty Publisher: Harper Voyager ISBN: 9780062870162 Genre: Fantasy BACK COVER BLURB 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 the battle that saw Dara slain at Prince Ali’s hand, Nahri must forge a new path for herself, without the protection of the guardian who stole her heart or the counsel of the prince she considered a friend. 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 …

The Start of Fantasy February

Yeah, today is the first day of my Fantasy February read and I’m sure you’re all wondering what book I’m going to kick off my fantastical journey with. It was a toss up between two books for, oh, about five minutes and then I shook my head and new exactly which book was up first. Well, of course it has to be, THE KINGDOM OF COPPER! I’ve been wanting to read this one from the minute I finished reading The City Of Brass … like every other fan on the planet. And now? I can spend the next 3 days sucking up every last damn word and finally find out what’s been happening with Nahri, Ali, and Dara. Chakraborty left us on a cliffhanger of an ending in book one and, given this is a trilogy, I’m expecting another at the end of this one too. Which is, in part, why I’ve also been avoiding social media and any number of websites so I wouldn’t read a tweet, review, or spoiler. But, oh boy can …

Top 5 Books That Need To Be A Movie

The topic of this week’s Top 5 Tuesday from Shanah over at the Bionic Book Worm is, Books That Need To Be A Movie. I know I’ve seen lots of movies and, because of them, have gone on to read the book. But, occasionally, we also read a book that we would love to see up on the silver screen, and even start imagining who we’d like to see play the MCs. I’ve read a few books lately that I think would make great TV shows, especially Steve Cavanagh’s Eddie Flynn series, and, of course, Louise Penny’s Armand Gamache books. Then there’s, Steph Braodribb’s Lori Anderson series, which would also make a great series on the small screen. But books into movies? Hmm … Making my top 5, I would choose: #1. THE RECKONING by James McGee — This is the kind of period drama that the BBC does well. Rabble-rousing fist fights in seedy dark corners of 1813 London. There’s period costume, spies, murder, oh, and did I mention it’s set during the Napoleonic …

Top 10 Books of 2018

Oh dear, given the small number of books I read AND finished this year. I have a very small selection of novels to choose my Top 10 from, especially given half of the books I started to read ended up as DNF. This list could have easily ended up as My Top 5 Books of 2018. But I digress. Looking at the score I gave all the books I did finish and, in reverse order—10 through to 1—with 1 being my favourite book of 2018, here’s what I came up with: #10 A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman (8) #9 THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE by Alan Bradley (8.5) #8 A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny (8.5) #7 THE DEFENCE by Steve Cavanagh (8.5) #6 DEEP BLUE TROUBLE by Steph Broadribb (8.5) #5 THE BLOODPRINT by Ausma Zehanat Khan (9) #4 THE MISSING INFORMANT by Anders de la Motte (9) #3 FORCE OF NATURE & THE DRY by Jane Hunter (9.5) #2 THE LOCKSMITH’S DAUGHTER by Karen Brooks (9.5) #1 THE …