The Gilded King (SOVEREIGN #1)

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AUTHOR- Tahereh Mafi

PUBLISHER- HarperCollins

GENRE- YA Fantasy

PUBLICATION DATE- June 25th, 2018


BOOK TRAILER- Trailer | The Gilded King (Sovereign Book I) by Josie Jaffrey

ABOUT THE BOOK: In the Blue, the world’s last city, all is not well.
Julia is stuck within its walls. She serves the nobility from a distance until she meets Lucas, a boy who believes in fairytales that Julia’s world can’t accommodate. The Blue is her prison, not her castle, and she’d escape into the trees if she didn’t know that contamination and death awaited humanity outside.
But not everyone in the Blue is human, and not everyone can be contained.
Beyond the city’s boundaries, in the wild forests of the Red, Cameron has precious little humanity left to lose. As he searches for a lost queen, he finds an enemy rising that he thought long dead. An enemy that the humans have forgotten how to fight.
One way or another, the walls of the Blue are coming down. The only question is what side you’ll be on when they do.

MY REVIEW: I couldn’t be more honoured to have received this arc from the author, Josi Jaffery, in exchange of my honest opinion about her book.

The plot was unique and I  really liked it. However, I feel the story lacked the right amount of description due to which it was a little flummoxing in the beginning. But after a while you get a hang of it and you find yourself being ssucked into the world composed by Josie Jaffery. I really liked how the book started with different characters struggling with their lives and how the conclusion was given to them in this book.

The character development (something that I really value), was great. Good characters play a major role in shaping a book, and this book had that. They were strong and seemed really real. The thing that I didn’t really like, was that I couldn’t really understand the line of thought of some characters because everything was happening so hurriedly, and then their emotions changing so rapidly, that it was all smoke and mirrors. That was the let down of this book.

But nonetheless, Josie Jaffery is off to a great start, and reading this book was truly fun. I’ll be looking forward to it’s sequel.






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