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City of A Thousand Dolls

Forster, Miriam (Book - 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
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 359 p. ;,22 cm.
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.
ISBN: 9780062121301
0062121308
Statement of Responsibility: Miriam Forster
Subject Headings: Fantasy. Orphans Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Fantasy.
Orphans
LCCN: 2012004289
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May 09, 2014
  • biggles26 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

this book is so good I stayed up until 4am reading it! On a school night!

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.

Jul 20, 2013
  • 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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May 09, 2014
  • biggles26 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

biggles26 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 17

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