BLOOM Book Review by Onyx

March 7, 2022

Alizeh is the heir to the ancient Jinn kingdom, but to the locals, she is the lowest class of citizens. Alizeh is a servant for the Baz House and works as a seamstress on the side. Even the housekeeper, Mrs. Amina, doesn't see her as anything more than a pathetic nuisance.

Then, Kamran comes along. Kamran is the crown prince and doesn't think anything of Alizeh until she takes off her snoda. He immediately realizes there is something special about Alizeh because her eyes are strange. Now, Alizeh is in danger, and Kamran will do anything to stop her impending doom.

This suspenseful fantasy novel will have you turning pages all night. The ending will leave you wanting more and have you in shock. The number of twists and turns that lie beneath the cover had me guessing at every minor mystery, guessing incorrectly most of the time.

When I finished the last page, my jaw dropped. I closed the book slowly. I need to read the next book as soon as it comes out. Considering This Woven Kingdom is the beginning of a new trilogy, the second book will most likely leave me in even more shock.

Tahereh Mafi is one of my favorite authors. Her writing style and the language she uses have me googling words to find out what they mean. Her books are amazing, and her writing makes me crave more.

This book is perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Tomi Adeyemi, and Sabaa Tahir. It somewhat reminds me of Six of Crows and the Shadow and Bone series. So, if you like any of what I listed, I suggest you check out This Woven Kingdom. 10/10 would recommend.