Diamond City

Diamond City

Good things don't happen to girls who come from nothing...unless they risk everything. Fierce and ambitious, Aina Solís as sharp as her blade and as mysterious as the blood magic she protects. After the murder of her parents, Aina takes a job as an assassin to survive and finds a new family in those like her: the unwanted and forgotten. Her boss is brutal and cold, with a qu Good things don't happen to girls who come from nothing...unless they risk everything. Fierce and ambiti...

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Title:Diamond City
Author:Francesca Flores
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1250220440
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

Diamond City Reviews

  • Zach
    Nov 08, 2019
    I hesitated to enter the goodreads giveaway for this one because it sounded awfully YA, but it wasn't labeled as such, and who am I to resist fantasy set in an industrializing city?* So enter it I did, and I won, and friends, it was awfully YA,** and it was not for me. I tried to ...
  • halfirishgrin
    Sep 09, 2018
    I was super excited about this book and it did not disappoint! It's entertaining, fast-paced, and action-packed with characters that are easy to root for. But what I loved the most about this book is its themes of classism and how this is incorporated quite seamlessly and effe...
  • Bethany
    Jan 20, 2020
    Diamond City is a action-packed YA urban fantasy following a street kid-turned assassin as she navigates the complex realities of her city and plenty of danger. While not all of this was quite my cup of tea, I'm impressed with the detailed world-building and thoughtful depiction o...
  • Sarah Swann
    Jan 09, 2020
    WOW! Don?t sleep on this one, it was fantastic! It?s full of action, political intrigue, religious issues, addiction, blood magic, WOLF SIZED SPIDERS! I loved every minute of it. The characters are great and so flawed and lovable at the same time. I absolutely loved this one! *H...
  • Erin Arkin
    Jan 08, 2020
    Review to come! ...
  • Katie Zhao
    Jan 13, 2019
    ?Learn how to use this knife and I?ll make you into something.? Just read that line and tell me it doesn't give you chills. CHILLSSSSS. I had the pleasure of reading an early draft of Francesca Flores' debut, DIAMOND CITY. I know it has changed quite a lot since t...
  • Rebecca Whaley
    Jan 23, 2020
    OMG I adored it! Aina is phenomenal! I the world building is exceptional! I could literally see myself there. I couldn't ask for more! I absolutely found a new favorite! Definitely check this out! OMG I adored it! Aina is phenomenal! I the world building is exceptional! I could...
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Jan 17, 2020
    DNF 37% It's been five days and I just can't engage with this book. No matter how hard I try, it's simply not doing it for me so I'm going to have to throw in the towel. I'm having the biggest struggle with Aina. I understood when picking this up that sh...
  • Dianne
    Dec 18, 2019
    Hang on tight for this one, from start to finish it is non-stop tension, action and fabulous character interaction! Even more of an attention-getter is that the heroine is not your typical good girl! Aina is a master thief and assassin, raised on the streets after her parents? murder...
  • alana ♡
    Jan 27, 2020
    "My sky and yours are not the same. Let me touch my sky." This right here was a bloody good time! And when I say bloody I mean it because there was so much murder. Initially, I won't lie, the first thing that drew me into this book was the cover but then I read th...
  • Katie
    Jan 06, 2021
    This was such a fun fantasy, following esteemed assassin Aina after she is given the chance of a lifetime from her boss--a big job that, if she succeeds, will give her enough money and freedom to open her own business. I really enjoyed following Aina through this story. She is both ...
  • The Candid Cover (Olivia & Lori)
    Sep 11, 2019
    Full Review on The Candid Cover Diamond City by Francesca Flores is a book I had been anticipating due to its supposed action and dark magic. The premise interested me, and I enjoyed the idea of an assassination gone wrong and some unlikely allies. Despite this, many elements of the...
  • AmĂ©lie Zhao
    Sep 30, 2018
    ?Why did you help me?? she asked, trying to keep her voice from shaking. His smile faded slightly. ?Because good things don?t usually happen to girls who come from nothing.? Aina cast her eyes downward. She was already well-aware of that. He withdrew a dagger from a sheath...
  • h o l l i s
    Dec 06, 2019
    DNF at 19% Yet another "best assassin evah" character who, just in general, feels both unlikely and unlikeable and I wasn't buying what she was trying to sell. A (sorry, I know not everything should be compared to it, buuuut..) SIX OF CROWS-esque gang of criminals and...
  • Melissa
    Jan 27, 2020
    This fantasy is one bloody one. Aina becomes an assassin to survive, and she's really good at it. Her fights are movie-ready (I could totally picture myself watching this book as a movie), full of action and bloody. I love magic stories and this one is really good. It also sho...
  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
    Mar 10, 2020
    Although this story has great action and an interesting main character, unfortunately Diamond City was a miss for me - and I'm sad because I really wished that I loved this. - Follows Aina, an orphan who was adopted by a 'crime boss' and trained to become an assassin....
  • Justin Turczak
    Oct 11, 2019
    None stop action from start to finish and just a great world. Side characters were great especially teo. Can?t wait for book 2 ...
  • Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
    Aug 08, 2019
    ARC received in exchange for an honest review - thank you! DNF at 52%. Well, nobody can accuse me of not trying to like this book. The heroine, 18-year-old Aina Solis, is an assassin in the city of... somewhere. She works for Kohl (aka a blond Kaz Brekker) and is given th...
  • Carrie
    Feb 03, 2020
    Diamond City by Francesca Flores is the first book in a new young adult fantasy duology series, City of Steel and Diamond. The world within Diamond City is one that is ruled by tyrants and full of dark magic with plenty of action. Aina Solís was orphaned when she was young and beca...
  • Kayla
    Sep 11, 2019
    ooooh my arc came ooooh my arc came ...more ...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    May 15, 2019
    "Good things don't happen to girls who come from nothing... unless they risk everything." Diamond City is a multifaceted YA fantasy that blends the aspects of many different types of magic systems into one plot, and while I've seen this as being a turnoff for som...
  • megs_bookrack
    Jan 02, 2020
    Orphaned as a child, Aina Solis spent her early years living on the streets. She had no where to go and for years, no one to help guide, or protect her. As you can imagine, her life wasn't easy. She was frequently afraid, hungry, hopeless, and even battled a drug addiction....
  • The Nerd Daily
    Jan 27, 2020
    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Vinny MS Featuring the journey of a fierce heroine in the magical yet vicious world of Kosín, Francesca Flores? fantasy debut novel, Diamond City, is going to blow your mind with its action-packed story, fast-paced plot, and scen...
  • Laura (crofteereader)
    Jan 26, 2020
    3.5 stars An action-packed (seriously, there are so many cool knife and gun fight sequences, as well as elaborate breaking-and-entering scenes) debut about a girl rising above humble beginnings - first as an assassin and later as a revolutionary. By focusing so much on the action an...
  • Alyssa
    Sep 29, 2018
    Listen here friends. I just started a new job and I work 55+ hours a week. So it took me 20 days to read Francesca's book. But let me tell you something, it was in my head every. single. day. regardless of whether or not I got the chance to read it. Aina is a heroine who knifes he...
  • Sophie_The_Jedi_Knight
    Dec 27, 2020
    Okay, that took awhile, but at least I finished it in 2020! Full RTC ...
  • Sarah
    Jun 16, 2019
    ?Kill or be killed. Magic or industry. Nothing could coexist? steel and smoke never left room for nuance.? I don?t know how to say this any other way but I will always be honest with my reviews. This book was terrible. Now, this is just my opinion. What is so powerf...
  • June Hur
    Sep 06, 2018
    Finished reading this fast-paced book about a heroine I constantly found myself rooting for. I'm still on vacation so once I can collect my thoughts, will share more in detail. Review to come! P. S. THIS BOOK IS AMAZING Finished reading this fast-paced book about a heroi...
  • Katie Gallagher
    Jan 27, 2020
    For more fun bookish stuff, check out my blog! Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin?s Press for sending me a free advanced reader copy of this book for an honest review. Diamond City debuted January 28th. I requested an ARC for Diamond City because I?m a Sarah J. Maas fan, a...
  • Patty (IheartYA311)
    Oct 26, 2019
    This was a multifaceted, well-written, action packed ride. I thought it was going to be a quick and easy read, but it wasn't. Watch out for those twists and turns! I felt major Ace of Shades vibes (which I loved.) I enjoyed the character development, but sometimes the story was so...