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Review: The City of Lost Dreamers by Lisa Lueddecke

Author: Lisa Lueddecke

Genre: YA Fantasy

Published by: Scholastic

Publication date: 07/10/21

Pages: 288

My rating:  ★★★★★

I received a free review copy from Scholastic in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A coming of age story set in a gripping new fantasy world – perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Laini Taylor.

In a city that has been struck off the map, cursed to wander forever by the famed map magician Baba Yaga, a young girl called Siya accidentally finds the lost pieces of the magical map that will reunite her city with the rest of the world.

Always overlooked as the magic-less daughter of a powerful magician, she believes this is her moment to prove her worth. But instead of being celebrated, she is now hunted by powerful forces threatening the city.

With the help of her worst enemy, Feodor, Siya must unravel the mystery of why the Map Makers’ Guild is so desperate not to let the map be completed, find Baba Yaga and become the saviour of her city.

* Lisa Lueddecke is a master of gorgeously evocative fantasy with strong female characters to root for
* Praise for Lisa’s first book, A Shiver of Snow and Sky from Samantha Shannon, bestselling author of The Bone Season: ‘It reads like a long-lost fable, rich with beauty and imagination. A world you won’t forget.’ 

Hello, I’m here to ramble on about How much I adored ‘ The City of Lost Dreamers’! This is one of my favourite books I’ve read this year by far. It feels like just yesterday I was giddy with excitement to have an ARC of A Shiver of Snow and Sky, Lost Dreamers is Lisa’s fourth book and I’m still just as giddy when they arrive on my doorstep.

The City of Lost Dreamers was everything I wanted and so much more. Everything about it is incredible and beautiful, from the characters and setting to map magic. The map magic is one of my favourite parts of the book, I love how it works, how it’s used. There’s so much detail, though I still have so many questions. I’m not against a sequel, or even a prequel. I’m desperate to find out what happens after. I will take anything that’s set in this world, its brought me so much joy.

I don’t know how to properly convey just how much I loved this one, I always struggle reviewing the books I love. If you enjoyed Lisa’s previous books, you’ll love The City of Lost Dreamers! I can’t recommend it enough, just read it!

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