Review: The Tyrant’s Daughter by J.C. Carleson

Published: 2014
By: Penguin Random House Audio
Publishing Group
Source: Borrowed
Format: Audiobook
Length: 8 hrs., 32 mins.
ISBN:  9780804167055



A haunting narration of a family forced from their pampered lifestyle in a war-torn country to a dingy apartment in the US. Here, the secrets of her father and his wrong-doings are boldly written on websites, and in library reference books. Her uncle murders his brother, her father, and takes over the “throne”. Reigning in religious decrees. As her uncle was destroying everything in her home country, her mother was in secret meetings with local people from small villages, and a secret agent from Washington. Mother was planning, and she was trying to get back home.

Laila, a fifteen-year-old girl lost in the dust of her crumbling family, is trying to make the US her new home, but the realities of her past keep coming back to haunt her.

I really liked this book, although sometimes it felt a little drawn out, I think overall it was well-worth it. The Tyrant’s Daughter is one of those weird surreal books filled with “whatifs”.



About Black ' n Write Reviewer

Library Tech grad who is currently working on a BA in Political Science and filling all her time with books.
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