Friday 17 February 2023

Book Review | This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi | prettylittlewriter

To all the world, Alizeh is a disposable servant, not the long-lost heir to an ancient Jinn kingdom forced to hide in plain sight.

The crown prince, Kamran, has heard the prophecies foretelling the death of his king. But he could never have imagined that the servant girl with the strange eyes, the girl he can’t put out of his mind, would one day soon uproot his kingdom—and the world.’

Fantasy is a genre that I find pretty hit and miss; it takes a lot for me to concentrate most of the time due to the ridiculous amount of unnecessary descriptive text and background info. However, This Woven Kingdom was not like this in the slightest. Mafi had me hooked from the start with her immersive and cleverly built world.


Alizeh is a brilliant MC & heroine, plays her part of the weak servant girl to fit in and go under the radar, but in reality, she’s a badass with incredible resilience and strength. I loved watching her story pan out, with plenty of mishaps on the way.


Kamran is a great love interest and secondary MC, who although I think fell in love with Alizeh way too quickly (first sight of her really), was incredibly protective of her and believed her to be good throughout, an even went against his own flesh and blood to protect her.


There are a couple of characters that I’m still unsure of their intentions, including Hazan, but each character has a vital role to play, even that of a young boy whom tried to kill Alizeh at the very beginning.


The ending was shocking; plenty of twists and turns, including Alizeh showing some badass bravery again to protect Kamran.


I absolutely loved this book and found it completely thrilling throughout! Although it’s almost 500 pages long, I smashed through it as it was just SO GOOD.


5/5 stars


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