City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty Review

Rating – ⭐️

Oh, City of Brass, it’s not you, it’s me. I’m sure you’re a wonderful book but…it just wasn’t working.

Okay, so this book has some glowing reviews on Goodreads, and I can see why it could work for some people; it’s an own voice Muslim fantasy, set in the Middle East, with rich world building and intricate Arabian mythology.

Sounds great, right? Right. But it was <I>just so boring</I>. I mentioned above about having rich world building, but to be honest the world building actually became a problem for me, because everything was explained in so much unnecessary detail. It was boring, and I found myself skimming over the descriptions, which I <I>hate</I> doing because I like being able to picture a scene, you know?

Aside from the lengthy descriptions, the plot didn’t hold my attention very well, either. It just…it was just boring. Even the fight scenes and the action couldn’t hold my interest.

Despite my one star rating, I can see the appeal that this book has, and so I could definitely still recommend it to people, despite not liking it myself. Because unlike my last one star review, there’s nothing wrong with this book; it just didn’t work for me.

*thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for sending me a free copy*

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