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Title: The Library of Fates
Author: Aditi Khorana
Format: Epub
Rating: 4/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: May 30, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Book Summary: No one is entirely certain what brings the Emperor Sikander to Shalingar. Until now, the idyllic kingdom has been immune to his many violent conquests. To keep the visit friendly, Princess Amrita has offered herself as his bride, sacrificing everything—family, her childhood love, and her freedom—to save her people. But her offer isn't enough.

The unthinkable happens, and Amrita finds herself a fugitive, utterly alone but for an oracle named Thala, who was kept by Sikander as a slave and managed to escape amid the chaos of a palace under siege. With nothing and no one else to turn to, Amrita and Thala are forced to rely on each other. But while Amrita feels responsible for her kingdom and sets out to warn her people, the newly free Thala has no such ties. She encourages Amrita to go on a quest to find the fabled Library of All Things, where it is possible for each of them to reverse their fates. To go back to before Sikander took everything from them.

Stripped of all that she loves, caught between her rosy past and an unknown future, will Amrita be able to restore what was lost, or does another life—and another love—await?
Book Review: Real Rating: 2.75

I would like to take a moment to thank Penguin Random House for allowing me the chance to read this book with the intention of giving honest feedback.

This book was interesting. I love the world building and the weaving of Indian mythology into the story.

Unfortunately I found the dialogue and narrative choppy. It made the story a bit hard to follow. There were times I had become so frustrated by this, I would end up putting the book down and walking away from it. I almost had this book DNF'ed. I hate having to do that to a book I had been waiting so much for and became so disappointed in it. :/

There were times of boredom and times I simply skimmed over pages. I understand that there is always a need to build a plot but I felt this one just dragged its feet.

I loved the author's ideas for this but not the execution of it.

Since this was simply the ARC, I hope there will be changes to the final copy and I will be picking it up to see if there have been any changes.