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Tasha Suri: The Jasmine Throne (Paperback, 2021, Orbit) 3 stars

Review of 'The Jasmine Throne' on 'Goodreads'

2 stars

okay. so. im actually on my pc to write this because i could not contain thoughts thru my phone

i wanted to like this book DESPERATELY. like, i wanted to like it so much. i can't say that i really did, though.

here are the things i liked about it:
- two wlw woc. woc/woc romances are SUPER rare, so i'm v grateful for that
- the indian setting was GREAT. very into that. definitely need to read less eurocentric fantasy/sci fi
- discussion of colonisation is very important and needs to be talked about more
- the prose itself is well written. Tasha Suri is very good at writing clear, accessible, and enjoyable prose, and for that she garners my respect.

here are the things i did Not like about it:
- for the first 200 pages, the pacing is super weird and janky. it speeds up, and then …