I can’t imagine living in a country where I don’t have all of the freedom and options I have right now as a single woman. Beyond that I couldn’t imagine back in am American high school being dropped out of a situation like that from political turmoil. That’s why I had to give this book a try. Here is my review of The Tyrant’s Daughter by J.C. Carleson.
I dabble in YA from time to time. If the right synopsis catches my eye I will usually give it a try. Now out in the real world I’m closer to 30 than I am 15 (which is the age of Laila) and that made it a bit harder to relate to her and had me feeling more annoyed with the adults that had such an impact on her life. It’s a strange thing I know, but I ended up finding myself taking a step back every so often with a little frustration about the whole situation.
Overall it’s an interesting story. You have this girl who just wants to be good and reconcile all of the pieces in a very complicated situation. You also get a very different perspective about options and choices we take for granted. I don’t know much about cultural accuracy, but at the very least it had me thinking about things in a new way. I feel like I need to add more books like this to my TBR list. I give it three out of five stars.
Note: I was given an advanced copy of this for the purpose of reviewing. The opinions given are completely my own.