The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1)

The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1)

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 s Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she?s a co...

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Title:The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1)
Author:S.A. Chakraborty
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The City of Brass
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:533 pages pages

The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) Reviews

  • Will Byrnes
    May 02, 2017
    It?s time to polish that special lamp gathering webs in the attic, put a fine edge on your bladed weaponry, remind yourself of ancient tribal insults and outrages, dust off that list of wishes that is around here somewhere and vacuum your magic carpet. You are about to be transported...
  • Melanie
    Jun 27, 2017
    ARC provided by Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review. The City of Brass was unlike any Fantasy novel I?ve read before, and I completely adored it. This debut novel is easily one of the best books I?ve read in 2017, and I will sing its praises even after its release ...
  • Bradley
    Jun 11, 2018
    So, I was fairly excited to read a fantasy involving Jinn in both Cairo and Daevabad. I was only slightly worried that it was YA. In the end, I give it more of a 3.5 rating. BUT WHY? (Says the hoard of YA enthusiasts) Because while I actually didn't mind the love triangle-ish dir...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Feb 17, 2017
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/12/14/... Meet Nahri, a young hustler who makes a living scamming the superstitious and gullible on the streets of 18th century Cairo. Even though she has the uncanny ability to sense illness in a person simply by touc...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Nov 07, 2017
    $1.99 Kindle sale, May 16, 2018. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Nahri, a young woman living alone in 18th century Cairo, gets by doing minor cons, fake healing rituals and a little theft. She knows nothing about her parents or heritage but, in addition to b...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    Mar 30, 2018
    I really liked this, though at times it was hard to find the plot. It definitely felt like 500+ pages of exposition, but it had good character and world building that got me invested by the end. I wasn't a fan of one of the POVs at first, but once the characters met I was glad we'd had...
  • Ben Alderson
    Aug 15, 2017
    Got loads of thoughts on this book so wait for the video! I loved the start... the entire middle was slow and boring to me... but the end was ok! I am not SURE if i am going to read book two.. we shall see ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Mar 15, 2018
    Update: $1.99 kindle US today 5/16/18 OMG! I got my stained, numbered, & signed edition of the book today. I'm addicted to these kinds of books. Look at the beauty! ...
  • Robin Hobb
    Apr 12, 2018
    As always, I want to let others know that I received this book as a gift from my publishers. In this instance, I have not met the author, but hope that at some time I will. Do you remember the first time a book took you out of your culture? I think for most of us it happens in child...
  • Hiba
    Mar 09, 2018
    *Gathers 1 kg of chocalate. Picks up two mugs of coffee. Snuggle in a blanket* LET'S RANT. Behold the most dissapointing, the most boring, and the most..dissapointing (one time is not enough) book of my reading carrier. I had never thought that an own voice muslim fantasy novel ...
  • Kaitlin
    Feb 19, 2018
    This is one of the books I picked up as part of the BooktubeSFF Awards for 2018 as this is on the debut shortlist. I have to say I am very, very glad that I was able to get to this one because although it was on my radar already, this shortlisting made me get around to reading it a who...
  • Regan
    Feb 10, 2018
    4.5 ...
  • Julia Carlton
    Aug 10, 2017
    2.5 stars First of all, I want everyone to know that I spent three whole days trying to decide the best rating for this book. The first time I laid my eyes on this book, I knew it'd be a favorite. But alas, this has become my biggest disappointing read in 2017. It's hard to bel...
  • Connor
    May 30, 2018
    [3.5 Stars] I really enjoyed the world-building of the different castes of djinn/daeva in this. I liked the interesting magic that kept me engaged, and I did really like the ending A LOT. However, I read this as an audiobook, and I really did not enjoy the narration. She makes all the ...
  • Roshani Chokshi
    May 16, 2017
    I just finished reading this by the dying light of my cellphone while small, devious looking insects clamored towards the light and attacked my face. I HAVE NO REGRETS. That is how spellbinding this book is...I could not put it down. I haven't had that kind of visceral "No one touch th...
  • Sana
    Aug 08, 2017
    on hold, whoops ...
  • Warda
    Apr 14, 2018
    Edit: I've decided to not go back to this book. For one, I realised how relieved I felt when I decided to quit on it. Second, I would stop mid-sentence and paragraph several times. Third, I do not think I'll be missing out on greatness if I don't read it. ? Farewell, book. We ...
  • Romie
    Nov 09, 2017
    This entire book got me jungshook. I don?t have another word to express how I feel right now. Jungshook. I honestly had no idea what this book was about when I started it, but a friend I trust kept on recommending it because it?s one of her favourites. At first I wasn?t going ...
  • Maram
    Nov 20, 2017
    BUDDY READ with ~~ critical reader ~~ The City of Brass is a part of a Muslim Fantasy trilogy??? A combo I definitely didn't see coming but YAASSSS, GIMME THE GOODS. ? ...
  • Jananee (headinherbooks)
    Nov 23, 2017
    *screeches until the end of time* HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ THIS YEAR ...
  • Sarah
    Aug 18, 2017
    Soo.... This book. If you've been following my updates you probably already know I wasn't a huge fan. There are a lot of things The City of Brass does right, and one very important thing it doesn't. I'm also going to cover this review with a disclaimer in saying that I think plenty of ...
  • Em
    Jan 04, 2018
    I can tally my life in good days and bad days, and thanks to this book, this turned out to be a very bad day. I?m less of a person and more of a physical manifestation of how much this book disappointed me. It?s like my personality has been factory reset and all I want now is to...
  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    Jan 02, 2017
    I received a copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review. Full review originally posted on my blog: Word Wonders Content Warnings: Death, blood, violence, assault, passing mention of rape. Well. This book was a ride to say the least, a wild ride but a ...
  • Acqua
    Mar 11, 2018
    4.5 stars. The City of Brass is an adult book. It doesn't matter how many people will mislabel it as YA (because adult fantasy books written by women always get this treatment...), this is still going to be an adult book. It reads like an adult political fantasy tome because it is ...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Jun 07, 2018
    This is an AMAZING debut and definitely one of the best adult fantasy books I've found. I wish there were more fast-paced, creative, fun stories like this that feature 20-something characters! The world was absolutely gorgeous & vivid, the characters were all strong, and the writin...
  • may ❀
    Aug 08, 2017
    Full review FINALLY posted Every time I think about this book and how excited I was to read it and how it caused me the biggest disappointment of my life I laugh through my tears bc wHY WAS I EXPECTING ANYTHING LESS Im aware ^ sentence made no sense but im really fragile and vu...
  • Deborah Obida
    Jan 22, 2018
    Buddy read with David, My April tbr twin This didn't wow me but it was okay. Its only two things that differentiate this book from other YA books and they are 1.The setting, the Muslim/18th century Cairo made it very interesting. 2.The plot, despite the similarities with other Y...
  • Lori
    Feb 01, 2018
    It's like the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. ...
  • may ➹ (hiatus)
    Jan 10, 2018
    The feeling you get when one of your most anticipated books lives up to your expectations is one of the best. It?s the contentment that you feel about not hating everything you read. It?s the peacefulness that you feel knowing that you actually can like books. And most of all, it?...
  • ❄️Nani❄️
    Nov 13, 2017
    3.5? ? The long-overdue review finally posted.? This could and would have been a 5-star read for me had it not been for that incredibly slow start all the way through almost the end of the book. The first half was very much foundational which introduced us to the world, t...