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City of A Thousand Dolls

Forster, Miriam (eBook - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
City of A Thousand Dolls


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"Nisha lives in the City of a Thousand Dolls, a remote estate where orphan girls in the Empire become apprentices as musicians, healers, and courtesans, her closest companions the mysterious cats that trail her shadow. When girls begin to die, Nisha begins to uncover the secrets that surround the deathers--jeopardizing not only her own future within the City but her own life"--Provided by publisher.
Authors: Forster, Miriam, 1980-
Title: City of a Thousand Dolls
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Publisher: New York :, HarperTeen,, c2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Notes: Electronic book
Summary: "Nisha lives in the City of a Thousand Dolls, a remote estate where orphan girls in the Empire become apprentices as musicians, healers, and courtesans, her closest companions the mysterious cats that trail her shadow. When girls begin to die, Nisha begins to uncover the secrets that surround the deathers--jeopardizing not only her own future within the City but her own life"--Provided by publisher.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 0062121316
9780062121318
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Report This Dec 18, 2013
  • ADWithrow rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a really entertaining read. It was easy to imagine a place like the city existing and operating as it did in the story. The plot was really well thought out and the characters were really strong. I enjoyed being surprised by the killer as well as the full ending of the book. I appreciated how the author was able to slowly make you care about each character. The cats were particularly amusing. Definitely a solid read and an author I will keep my eye on.

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  • rakusa88 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A fun fantasy mystery with themes of coming-of-age, independence and gender politics. The fantasy and “talking to cats” elements strongly reminded me of Tamora Pierce’s fantasy series, though the Bhinian Empire has a much stronger Asian influence (which has been steadily trickling into YA fiction recently). The story focused on Nisha’s solitary journey but was rather simple as a consequence. However, there is great potential in this fantasy world that has yet to be explored and additional characters to develop. Hopefully the next in the series will as good or better.

so good! can't wait for a sequel!!!

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