Pride is a fantastic modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a flirtation of characters who are richer, and those who are poorer.
What is so thrilling about Tahir's writing is that everything, and I mean everything plays a role - every tidbit of information scattered either in Ember or in Torch, every simple line a character says. Nothing is left unused. And it makes the writing as sharp as a Teluman sword.
Sabaa Tahir has a kehanni's skill in weaving a story. An Ember in the Ashes writhes with emotion, tension, and a world so built out, scenes are vivid.
“People say, ‘I suppose you got bored with life,’ but it wasn’t as sudden as that. The seeds are in you and although it may take ten, twenty, or forty years, eventually you can do what you wanted to do at the beginning.”
4 stars I loved how Vengeful capitalizes on the world and character from Villains #1, while making things badder, darker, and more, well, vengeful.
4 stars Vicious is a superhero-supervillain twist where you can't quite tell who's a hero and who's a villain.
4 stars It seemed stream of consciousness and very “Arab” in the way it told it story.
An imaginative retelling of multiple fairytales, anyone who enjoyed the TV series Once Upon a Time would love this book.
I wasn't sure what to expect with Eleanor and Park, but I fell in love with them.