REVIEW: The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi

I LOVED Chakraborty’s Daevabad trilogy, it’s one of my favorite fantasy series of all time. So I was more than down for a new adventure spring from her brilliant mind. Amina is a totally different story with a completely different pace. I liked it. But for me it was missing the charm of the characters and multiple POVs that Daevabad had. Now, I know you should never review a novel based on your feelings for another novel, but for me I probably wouldn’t have pushed through with Amina if not for my love of Daevabad. I enjoyed the first quarter but somewhere in the middle the pace lagged for me. As Amina collected her old ship and her old shipmates and faced her initial foe, I found myself a little bored and a little lost at times. I forged through and I’m glad I did, once we hit mythological territory again, I was back on board. But it took me (a girl who finishes most books in 2-3 days) 20 days to finish because of those sections where I found myself struggling. I’m glad I forged through and will likely read the next one but might try audio to help me with the uneven pacing.

Thanks to Harper Voyager for the gifted copy. All opinions above are my own.I pre-ordered wayyyy too many copies, check in later for a reel of them all.

Do you order multiple editions of books you love?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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