Friday, April 15, 2016
The Tyrant's Daughter by J.C. Carleson
Wow! This is quite a gripping story. Laila is a refugee from an unnamed middle eastern country in which her father had been the dictator. After her father was killed by her uncle's men, she and her mother and brother were brought to the United States. Now, Laila and her 6 year old brother go to American schools and struggle to fit in to a foreign and frivolous culture while the war continues in her country. Laila tries to fit in and enjoy the American culture, but as she learns more about what her father did, she wants to right the wrongs that he committed. The story is fast paced, tense and compelling. I received this book free to review from Netgalley and I highly recommend it.