Kingdom of Copper Spotlight
Title: Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy, #2)
Author: S.A. Chakraborty
Narrator: Soneela Nankani
Length: 23 hours 12 minutes
Publication Date: January 22, 2019
Publisher: Harper Aduio
Nahri’s life changed forever the moment she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes. Whisked from her home in Cairo, she was thrust into the dazzling royal court of Daevabad—and quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive there.
Now, with Daevabad entrenched in the dark aftermath of a devastating battle, Nahri must forge a new path for herself. But even as she embraces her heritage and the power it holds, she knows she’s been trapped in a gilded cage, watched by a king who rules from the throne that once belonged to her family—and one misstep will doom her tribe..
Meanwhile, Ali has been exiled for daring to defy his father. Hunted by assassins, adrift on the unforgiving copper sands of his ancestral land, he is forced to rely on the frightening abilities the marid—the unpredictable water spirits—have gifted him. But in doing so, he threatens to unearth a terrible secret his family has long kept buried.
And as a new century approaches and the djinn gather within Daevabad's towering brass walls for celebrations, a threat brews unseen in the desolate north. It’s a force that would bring a storm of fire straight to the city’s gates . . . and one that seeks the aid of a warrior trapped between worlds, torn between a violent duty he can never escape and a peace he fears he will never deserve.
This months Libro.Fm audio pick is a little late, mostly because I've been annoyed with the book. 😩. I’ve been trying to get through it for over a month. I finished The City of Brass rather quickly and jumped right on to my July audio pick but then hit a wall. I readThe City of Brass in early 2017 and didn’t love it as much as I thought I would. It didn’t have that spark for me. I really enjoyed it but I wasn’t obsessed with it like I thought I would be. But I wanted to read Kingdom of Copper and it had been over 2 years since I read The City of Brass, so I Libro.fm’d it and found that my opinion of the book had not changed. With Kingdom of Copper, however, I have completely gotten stuck. Again there wasn’t a SPARK for me.
Kingdom of Copper is just rather slow. It kinda dances around the main plot for with all these other side plots going on. The main plot of the book is just taking sooooo long to get to and build up. I’m just having the hardest time with it. I’m invested and I WANT to love it but I can’t and it’s really annoying me. Why can’t I just like this book!?!?
You may be wondering why I’m spotlighting a book that I do not love and never fret, I have the answer. It is because it happens. It happens all the freaking time. There is a book or a series that you just know you will love. You know it in your bones. Everyone talks about the book. Everyone loves the book. But you. But you force yourself to get through it because it just MUST get better. It has to! That is what I’m doing now. I adopted a DNF policy earlier this year. I was tired of wasting my time on books that didn’t do it for me. There are soooo many fabulous books out there that it seemed idiotic of me to dwell on books that make me dread reading. I read because I love it and if a book is making me hate reading than why would I continue? However, my biggest problem with Kingdom of Copper is that I don’t hate it. I really don’t. It’s just not moving fast enough for me. It’s not hitting the mark I want it to hit. And man oh man, oh man do I hate love squares. Love triangles are bad enough. But a square? A SQUARE??? Just talk to each other. It’s soooo freaking simple. My mom says I was born with a filter forever broken but I’m not sure that’s always a bad thing. I mean, sometimes it is but being able to just speak what you feel is so important. Say what you feel! And if you need any proof of me doing just that, check out my “people SUCK” post. I definitely don’t hide my feelings. But again. I don’t think that’s a bad thing.
Anyway, these long ranting posts are because I haven’t been posting and I need to get all my book feelings out there. They have been bottled up way too long. In conclusion, sometimes you won’t always love a book you want to love and it will hurt your head and don’t be afraid to speak about how you feel. 😊