I had added this book to my TBR list due to the adamant admiration of a BookTuber - I can no longer remember who, but thank you!
This book is a fantasy novel set, in part, in Egypt. It focuses on middle eastern mysticism and acknowledges mysticism from other regions (how cool is that?). The main character is unusual from the start of the novel. She is making her way as an independent women in a society where women were as good as livestock.
The book starts strong with diversity, feminism, intriguing magic, and vivid characters. I was hooked right away and was singing the praise of this novel to other readers that I know. Unfortunately, I feel like the novel lost some of its polish later in the novel. It got a little boring, the characters got a little cliche, and I do not think the ending was as strong as it could have been. Even with that this is a strong five star book.
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