A Thousand Nights by E.K. JohnstonExpected publication: October 6th 2015 by Disney-Hyperion
Genre: Fantasy, Fairytale Retelling
Rating: 2 Stars
Reviewed on September 7, 2015
This review can also be founds on Goodreads.
While A Thousand Nights is a decent retelling, it won't be memorable because of the rather annoying narration and the pointless very-descriptive writing. Yes, the writing was beautiful at times, but I gained nothing from it. A few pretty words does not make up for everything else a story lacks, like say, conflict and/or characters with depths. I got jack squat solid personalities from the characters. And every time some new desert tale was told by the protagonist, I zoned out, especially whenever she mentioned father's father's father or mother's mother's mother. The only narration worth reading was the demon's pov. Other than this, the beginning to the end was "okay" at first, but I got so dreadfully bored that I started to skim the rest. A few days from now I probably won't be able to recall what happened in the book. None of it will stick and I'm relieved to be done with this disappointment.
Copy of A Thousand Nights provided through Netgalley.