Giveaway: Win a Copy of The City of Brass! (+ I Share My 3 Favorite Things about the Book)


I mentioned recently that the lovely people at HarperVoyager invited me to be a fan ambassador for S.A. Chakraborty’s Daevabad series, so I received some copies of The City of Brass to give out. And I want to give some of those copies to you all!

The City of Brass is a fantastic book about djinn, and you can read my full review here if you want, but I thought I’d give you all a summarized version in case you aren’t convinced yet. Then be sure to scroll to the end of the post to find out how to enter the giveaways!

My Favorite Things about The City of Brass

The Djinn

Djinn are fascinating creatures from Arabian and Islamic mythology, and this author’s portrayal of them is so detailed and interesting. These beings are supernatural and have their very own hidden city, and yet, in many ways, they’re still so similar to humans.

“We’re souled beings like humans, but we were created from fire, not earth.” A delicate tendril of orange flame snaked around his right hand and twisted through his fingers.


The Characters

They’re all complex and flawed, and I found myself rooting for them despite their mistakes.

“Someone steals from me, I steal from others, and I’m sure the people I stole from will eventually take something that doesn’t belong to them. It’s a circle,” she added wisely, as she gnawed on the chewy bread.

Dara stared at her for a good few heartbeats before speaking. “There is something very wrong with you.”


The Gray Areas

Nothing was a black-and-white with a simple solution, and that made the whole thing even more realistic.

He did this to himself. Nahri knew that. But her mind flashed back to their journey, to the sorrow that constantly haunted him, his anguish when he talked about his family’s fate, the bloody memories of his time as a slave.


About the Book

City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles.

But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real. For the warrior tells her a new tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire, and rivers where the mythical marid sleep; past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises, and mountains where the circling hawks are not what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass, a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound.

In that city, behind gilded brass walls laced with enchantments, behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments are simmering. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, she learns that true power is fierce and brutal. That magic cannot shield her from the dangerous web of court politics. That even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences.

After all, there is a reason they say be careful what you wish for…


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Giveaway!!! Win a paperback copy of The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty | books, reading, fantasy, djinn

If you live in the US and are 18+ years of age, you can enter to win a copy of this fabulous book! I have two giveaways, one in the Rafflecopter widget below (you can use this link if it doesn’t load), and one on Twitter. You’re welcome to enter both! If the same person wins both, I’ll choose another winner in Rafflecopter. Full terms and conditions can be found in the widget below. Good luck!

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Following me is not required for entry, but it’s always appreciated! I love meeting and chatting with my fellow book lovers! Plus you can stay updated on my future posts!

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  1. Greg

    I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of the City of Brass, so when I saw this title released I was kinda excited! Still haven’t read it! The djinn sound like they’re done really well…

    1. Kristen Burns

      It’s a great book, and this really is such a great portrayal of djinn that really matches what info I know about them and is also interesting to read about.

  2. Lola

    That’s so awesome you got to be a fan ambassador of this book and get to give away some copies. I’ll make sure to spread the word about your giveaway on twitter. It does sound like it has an interesting take on the djinn and I like how you summed up your favorite things and some quotes from the book.

  3. Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy

    I’m definitely entering, because for some reason I never got around to reading this book. I’m not sure whether I’ve read a djinn story or not, but I’ve heard such great things about this series? Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Kristen Burns

      I saw that episode! I don’t remember it very well, but I feel like I remember the djinn being portrayed in a rather unique way. They are such interesting creatures though!

  4. Danielle Hammelef

    This will be my first book about this type of character. From your comments, this is the book to start with as it sounds amazing.

  5. Julia

    I’ve never read a book about djinn before, but they sound really interesting! I am very intrigued by the quote you included! Thanks for the amazing chance!

  6. Daniela Ark

    I’ve bee in love with the cover of this book, and then the book per se since you started fangirling about it,. When? Months ago I think!.


    So you really, really really made me super curious about it and now I WANT TO READ IT! 🙂

    I want to win it! I want it! I want it! I want it!

    “HarperVoyager Baby, just slip a book under the tree
    For me, been an awful good girl
    HarperVoyager Baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

    HarperVoyager baby, here is this giveaway at Kirsten’s…
    Golden and glittery, I’ll wait up for you,
    dear HarperVoyager baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

    Think of all the fun I’ve missed
    Think of all the books I DID NOT DNF!
    Next year I could be just as good
    If you’ll get City of brass for me! ”


  7. Vanessa

    I haven’t read anything with djinn in them yet, but I’d really like to. And the idea of them having their own hidden city sounds really cool.

  8. Lily M.

    I feel like I have read about Djinn but I think they weren’t the main character, its been a while 🙂 and yes I find them interesting :):)

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  10. Olivia Roach

    I would enter if I could! I recently read a book about djinn last month and it reminded me of how much I love those creatures in my books. I am going to have to read more about them. And yay for the characters being so wonderful! This is one of the ones on my wishlist 😀