Fae Friday – A Book That Lived Up To The Hype

Happy #FaeFriday everyone! I’m posting this super late, because I had class today and actually prepared for once. So I didn’t have time to make my post on time! Oh well, better late than never, right?

Anyway, Fae Friday is hosted by Kristy @ Caffeinated Fae, and you can find all future prompts on her blog! All you gotta do is link back to her page and have fun with the prompt! Don’t forget to use #FaeFriday on your socials, so we can all find each other’s posts! Here is this week’s prompt:hype

“It’s #FaeFriday, That means it’s time for this week’s prompt! What book lived up to the hype?”

On the one hand, hyped up books can be a little scary, because you have such high expectations and often really want to like the book. If that isn’t the case, it’s so disappointing! But whenever books do live up to the hype, it’s the best thing ever! I personally am super easily entertained, and don’t often read too critically, so I enjoyed a lot of hyped books. But here is one that stood out to me…

The City of Brass by S.A Chakraborty

Correct me if I’m wrong, but from what I remember, The City of Brass wasn’t super hyped initially. But the series itself became immensely popular, and I saw it all over the place! I had owned The City of Brass for a while before I picked it up. It was one of those books I was interested in, but somehow always skipped when I chose a new book to read. Can you say… regrets??

Anyway, I totally believe this book and the series as a whole lived up to the hype! I loved the world because it was so rich and complex, and you really had to work in order to understand it. There was so much political intrigue, which I love, and the character arcs were amazing. I loved how it dealt with questions of ethics, and how far one is willing or able to go in order to achieve their goal. I actually thought the ending was satisfying as well. It made a lot of sense to me, at least.

If you haven’t read this series yet, and the above description appeals to you, then what are you waiting for? Go ahead and read it!

And that’s it! The Daevabad Trilogy has become one of my favorites of all time, and I’m glad it lived up to the hype. What’s a book that you thought lived up to the hype?

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  1. February 5, 2021 / 6:21 pm

    I tend to avoid hyped books because I’m always so worried it’s going to be a “meh” book for me. I will definitely need to add The City of Brass to my TBR!

    • simonevanheijst
      February 5, 2021 / 7:21 pm

      Yay! I hope you’ll enjoy it when you get to it!

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