Court of Snakes is written by the same author as the Braidy Von Althuis so it is no wonder I found it to be an enjoyable read!
Disclosure: I received this book to review through iRead Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
In the city of Segeno, it’s eat or be eaten. Someone has to rule the masses. A boy has lost his birthright. His parents killed. Dead and gone. A girl has lost her father. She means nothing to him now.
The city of Segeno stands tall after a great war, the only city left of its kind. Terran has lost both of his parents and is now on the run from a tyrant eager to kill him and cut off the royal bloodline. Parisa struggles with her own identity as even her father rejects her for the color of her skin as he claws for the throne. Along their journeys, they meet unexpected allies and encounter unprecedented magick, but, most importantly, they learn what it is to stand up for themselves and take back their city from corruption.
The Court of Snakes: This Desert Cage is the first of a two book series intended for ages 13 – 18. If you like the Hunger Games, Divergent, and Inkheart, you’ll love these books.
This series talks about systemic oppression, racism, oligarchy, and, of course, magick.
I have read a previous series by this author and thoroughly enjoyed them. I was surprised and delighted when I realized that this was written by the same author! (I didn’t realize they were the same author until I finished reading Court of Snakes.)
This is another dystopian read, and while it is not light and rainbows, it’s not quite as dark as the previous dystopian book I read. (But don’t be mistaken, it is definitely on the darker side with conspiracies, murder and uprising.)
The story starts in a slightly weird way; I felt like we were missing a bit of back story, but what happens next sucks us in and grabs us – making us want to follow what has happened and what is going to happen.
The characters are relatable and I cannot wait to read the second book. I cannot wait to see how the storyline continues and what occurs. The potential for leadership and romance are definitely at the top of what I am looking forward too.
Court of Snakes is recommended for ages 13-18, and I hope to share the book with my two teens to see what they think of the read! As I already stated, I am a fan and look forward to reading book two!
About the Author
I’m Tycho (I also use the pen name Cassidy), and I love storytelling! I’m incredibly passionate about writing, art, and anything that allows me to create my own worlds. My goal is to write dreamy fiction for all ages that is unique, inspiring, and imaginative. I like to write about themes that include coming of age, magic realism, identity, relationships, and bullying. My books are intended for readers ages eight to twenty-five, and are meant to connect the world of the fantastical to everyday life.
I currently live in Colorado and have an MA in Publishing.