Nahri survives the streets of Cairo using her wits and simple tricks. But when she accidentally summons a mysterious Djinn warrior, she is forced to accept that her world is more magical than she ever thought possible.
I’m not big fan of adult fantasy, but I thought it wouldn’t hurt to try something new for once. When I first started reading The City of Brass, I thought I had made a mistake. While the plot was intriguing and the world full of mystery, I was having trouble truly getting into the story and characters. But I wanted to stick with it and give this book the chance it truly deserved, and I am so glad that I did.
The City of Brass is a magical novel filled with depth and beautiful storytelling. Within this book, we get a plot bigger than life and a world filled with possibilities. We are constantly learning and forever enthralled by the complex world that we are thrust into. This novel has one of the most beautiful worlds I have come across, that is also paired with a storyline that is forever moving and changing throughout.
As I mentioned before, I wasn’t big on the characters towards the beginning. While it took me some time, I eventually fell in love. My favourite thing is that perfect characters do not exist in this novel. Each is heavily flawed, they are real and relatable, and sometimes you hate them but you also love them so very dearly. The ones that you disliked soon become ones you love. It’s all a little confusing and your heart sometimes doesn’t know what to feel. But it’s just another way that this book draws you in and holds you tight.
The ending left me in shattered pieces and I have no idea what’s to come next. We have already done, seen and learned so much, but I have a feeling that we have only seen a fraction of what this world has to offer.