Review: This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi

Review: This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi

This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi is the kind of book that must be read slowly, so that each word can be savoured. Following a long-lost Jinn queen in hiding and the heir to the kingdom she is destined to destroy, this one contains two well-developed main characters and plenty of tension. I especially enjoyed the rich world-building and the Persian mythology at the core of the story. This is the beginning of an exciting new series that will not disappoint fans of Tahereh Mafi’s other books. Continue reading

Review: The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

Review: The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu combines music with magic as it follows Nannerl Mozart, the sister of the more commonly known Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect going into this one, but I found myself touched by Nannerl’s longing to be remembered in a society that forbids women from composing. Nannerl herself is well-developed, and the book contains powerful feminist messages. This is a thought-provoking read that shows a new side of Marie Lu. Continue reading