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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Review: A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

A Thousand Nights
by E.K. Johnston

Genre: Fantasy, Magic, Young Adult
Expected Publication: October 6th 2015 by Disney-Hyperion
Format: ebook, 336 pages
Source: ARC, NetGalley
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Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next.

And so she is taken in her sister's place, and she believes death will soon follow. Lo-Melkhiin's court is a dangerous palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with wretched eyes, exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments. She sees everything as if for the last time.But the first sun rises and sets, and she is not dead. Night after night, Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she tells, and day after day she is awoken by the sunrise. Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a cruel ruler. Something went wrong.

Far away, in their village, her sister is mourning. Through her pain, she calls upon the desert winds, conjuring a subtle unseen magic, and something besides death stirs the air.

Back at the palace, the words she speaks to Lo-Melkhiin every night are given a strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. With each tale she spins, her power grows. Soon she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to the rule of a monster.

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston book cover's looks amazing! And the blurbs sounds interesting, which was why I wanted to read this book. But I didn't expect that I would enjoy this book so much based on the first few pages. I mean, I wasn't really comfortable with the author's writing style at first, but strangely, the writing was one of the reasons why I wanted to keep on reading.

I was expecting a little bit of romance in the book, but sadly, there wasn't any. But I wasn't totally disappointed, because the plot was amazing that I did not think that romance was important to the story. The story was a bit slow paced, but I love how the story was built up. The characters were great, and I enjoyed their interaction with the heroine. I love reading about the heroine in Lo-Melkhiin's court. 

What I didn't like most about the book was the ending. Not that it wasn't great or anything, but the ending kinda made me go, 'what? That's it?' I wanted to see more of the heroine and Lo-Melkhiin. But still, A Thousand Nights was a great read that I absolutely enjoyed. I'm sure that fans of fairy tales and fantasy of all ages would enjoy this book.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher/NetGalley in exchange for my review.

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