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Book Review: This Woven Kingdom 

Title: This Woven Kingdom 

Author: Tahereh Mafi

Genre: Fantasy fiction. Young Adult.

Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ

Synopsis: To the rest of the world, Alizeh is a meaningless servant, destined to never be recognised for who she truly is: The lost heir to an ancient Jinn Kingdom. Alizeh must constantly dodge danger and run for her life. But one day she runs into the crown prince, Kamran. Unbeknownst to  her, he is looking for a monster threatening to murder the king. Kamran begins to suspect Alizeh is behind it, but while logic tells him she’s responsible, his heart says something completely different. Little do either of them know just what they are in for, when their worlds begin to crash together in the most unsuspecting way.  

Review: This Woven Kingdom is a spellbinding fantasy novel, with intriguing characters and nerve wracking scenes that leave you on edge. The story follows Alizeh as she navigates through life, fleeing from the danger dogging her every step. All of this is before the crown prince stumbles upon her, and both of their lives are irrevocably changed forever. Hearts start to race, danger begins to prowl ever closer, and now they must make a choice. Trust their hearts and battle the odds together? Or run from the perilous shadows slithering closer?  

This Woven Kingdom is the first novel in a fantastically penned duology by this author. These Infinite Threads continues the saga. 

This excellent fantasy novel is suitable for teenagers aged 13+.  

If you like the sound of this book, place a request on it on our Library Catalogue. If you are entralled by the stories of Tahereh Mafi but would prefer to listen along, her other fabulous book, An Emotion of Pure Delight, is available as an audio here.

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