Wednesday, February 13

City Of A Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster

City Of A Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster
Release Date: February 5, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 368

Summary: An exotic treat set in an entirely original, fantastical world brimming with deadly mystery, forbidden romance, and heart-stopping adventure.

Nisha was abandoned at the gates of the City of a Thousand Dolls when she was just a child. Now sixteen, she lives on the grounds of the isolated estate, where orphan girls apprentice as musicians, healers, courtesans, and, if the rumors are true, assassins. Nisha makes her way as Matron’s assistant, her closest companions the mysterious cats that trail her shadow. Only when she begins a forbidden flirtation with the city’s handsome young courier does she let herself imagine a life outside the walls. Until one by one, girls around her start to die.

Before she becomes the next victim, Nisha decides to uncover the secrets that surround the girls’ deaths. But by getting involved, Nisha jeopardizes not only her own future in the City of a Thousand Dolls—but her own life.

My Thoughts: This was so different.

We are introduced to Nisha who lives in a little area called City Of A Thousand Dolls. It’s basically a small community where girls live who can be bought and who are trained in different areas.

Right from the get go, I knew this one would be unique. She can talk to cats. How awesome is that? She understands them, they understand her, how cool!

She is also seeing a young man who just happens to be royalty. She wants him to choose her as his wife.

Girls start dying and Nisha gets curious. She wants to find out what happened to the girls and who did it. She needs to know!

As she finds more and more clues things aren't seeming to go her way and she’s left feeling useless and not as hopeful as she once was.

I loved Jeritt. Oh man, he was so cute! And funny, and quirky.

I actually really enjoyed this one. I can see where some might not but I must have just been in the mood for this because I raced right through it and found myself laughing and smiling quite a bit.  And, I liked how it all played out. I’m happy to see how it ended.

Overall: I really enjoyed it. I liked the plot, and the characters, and all the other little weird stuff about this one.

Cover: Like it. A girl standing between those big statues! It would draw my attention right away!

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Becca said...

I like the unique plot of this book!

Sobee said...

thanks for the review, i usually follow them over at GR, but i seemed to have missed this one... one question though....

She is also seeing a young man who just happens to be royalty.

does she know he's royalty when they first meet?


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