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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Court Of Miracles

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Title: The Court of Miracles
Series: Court of Miracles #1
Author?  Kester Grant
Genre:Historical fantasy 
Pages:400
Pub date:June 2nd 2020

Les Misérables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris's criminal underground in the wake of the French Revolution.

In the violent urban jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, the French Revolution has failed and the city is divided between merciless royalty and nine underworld criminal guilds, known as the Court of Miracles. Eponine (Nina) Thénardier is a talented cat burglar and member of the Thieves Guild. Nina's life is midnight robberies, avoiding her father's fists, and watching over her naïve adopted sister, Cosette (Ettie). When Ettie attracts the eye of the Tiger--the ruthless lord of the Guild of Flesh--Nina is caught in a desperate race to keep the younger girl safe. Her vow takes her from the city's dark underbelly to the glittering court of Louis XVII. And it also forces Nina to make a terrible choice--protect Ettie and set off a brutal war between the guilds, or forever lose her sister to the Tiger.

My thoughts
Would I recommended it?Yes ( In fact as soon I a got it I went ahead and told some of my friends about that we ended up doing a buddy read of it and they loved it as well) 
Would I read more of this series ?Yes
Would I read more by this author?Yes

What I loved about this story: 
guilds, known as the Court of Miracles
Nina
the written style
Gothic feel to it 
the interesting characters 

What I didn't like 
The Tiger 
how confused i was on how old Nina was at the very start of the book ( but so was some of my friends ) 

Now on to my actual thoughts of the story itself, first off a big thanks to Random House Children's for letting me read and review it, because I tend not to read a lot of Young Adult fantasy, And this time I took and the  a chance on it based on the title as well as the cover and where it said SIX of Crows ( which I read for the first time this year and loved it),And in some ways it was kind of like Six Crows but in others it was also different. 
And what really surprised me was how I didn't want to put down the book and that I just wanted to keep reading, even though at the time I was reading other stuff as well but I did put it down since I was doing a buddy read and we had how many chapters we could read each day and I was having fun reading it with my friends.So here is my question to you guys what can I do or say that will enable you to give this a try as well? And yes I'm an enabler when it comes to books , just ask my friends.I could say that if you liked or even loved Les Misérables and Six Of Crows ( then you need to check this out), a story that a big slow but that's a good thing in this case because it helps with the  development of the characters , the world building and over the story setup, a story that pulls you into it, and the atmosphere that makes you set on the edge of your set, so with that said I hope you decide its something you want try and also give NetGalley a big thanks as well for letting me read read and review it and a a shout out to my friends who read it with me.

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