City of a Thousand Dolls
The girl with no past, and no future, may be the only one who can save their lives.Nisha was abandoned at the gates of the City of a Thousand Dolls when she was just a little girl. Now sixteen, she lives on the grounds of the isolated estate, where orphan girls apprentice as musicians, healers,... show more
The girl with no past, and no future, may be the only one who can save their lives.Nisha was abandoned at the gates of the City of a Thousand Dolls when she was just a little girl. Now sixteen, she lives on the grounds of the isolated estate, where orphan girls apprentice as musicians, healers, courtesans, and, if the rumors are true, assassins. She makes her way as Matron's errand girl, her closest companions the mysterious cats that trail her shadow. Only when she begins a forbidden flirtation with the city's handsome young courier does she let herself imagine a life outside the walls. Until one by one, girls around her start to die.Before she becomes the next victim, Nisha decides to uncover the secrets that surround the girls' deaths. But by getting involved, Nisha jeopardizes not only her own future in the City of a Thousand Dolls—but also her life.
Publish date: February 5th 2013
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages no: 359
Edition language: English
Series: Bhinian Empire (#1)
I’ve been wanting to read this book ever since I laid eyes on it. That cover? So awesome. I was also promised the possibility of assassins. Assassins. “Assassins” is basically a automatic sign me up word. I went in expecting some really epic fantasy murder-mystery-eque kick-butt awesome fest with a ...
You know those books that you pick up and don't expect to be touched by and, after finishing, you realize you were poorly mistaken? This is one of those cases. But "City of a Thousand Dolls" won me over with its charm, however juvenile it may have seemed for other readers. I went in expecting anothe...
This book is not for me; I've read the first chapter and from lack of interest coupled with negative feedback from other reviewers I've decided to find something else to read instead. The world building is not original, unless if taking stuff from various different civilisations and combining them i...
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 appreciat...
This book was awesome!! Im so glad i picked it up! And the talking cats actually make sense towards the end – surprising i know.The only reason i didn’t give this book 5 stars is cause some things where pretty obvious and i though Nisha was a little dumb not to see it – plus her blame herself for ev...