Thursday, October 30, 2014

Book Review: City of Stairs

TITLE: City of Stairs
AUTHOR: Robert Jackson Bennett
GENRE: Fantasy, Mystery
PUBLISHED: September 9th, 2014
PREMISE: In a fantasy world where a country is controlled by another country after defeating their gods, a prime figure is murdered and a woman is sent over to investigate his death.
MY REVIEW: May I just say, fantasy murder mysteries is starting to become my new favorite thing? It's sort of like historical fantasy where it's a blending of two of my favorite genres and it just makes me sigh with happiness.
This one is no exception. It's such an interesting premise that goes into slight social commentary without hitting over the head with the message. If you pay attention to the political scene and what's going on in other countries, you can get what the author is getting at here. That, along with wonderfully complicated characters, make this a very intriguing mystery/action thriller.
Possibly this is one of my favorites of the year. I'm definitely going to have to look into the author's other work now.
WHO SHOULD READ: fantasy fans, mystery fans, Inheritance Trilogy fans
MY RATING: Four and a half out of Five angry gods

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