May Mysterious Galaxy YA Book Club

May 17, 2018

May Book Pick:

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody


This was the second official Mysterious YA Book Club Discussion. We usually break up into groups of 4-6 depending on the amount of people that show up (usually over 30). Constance does a wonderful job of providing discussion questions, but the really adorable thing that she does is make 5-6 different little pictures that we pick at random to determine our small discussion group for the night. This time she used pictures of the characters from the book! I really enjoyed discussing this book in our group, especially because I didn’t finish it. It was wonderful to get answers about how the book proceeded, and hear what people liked, and didn’t like, about this story. The general consensus within my small group was that it lacked a depth necessary to be an amazing book, but the ideas and details were appreciated by all of us!

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

This book was the Mysterious Galaxy YA Book Club pick for May #mgyabc

I didn’t finish this book, but I have a lot of thoughts about it. I didn’t want to give it one star, because I don’t feel it was a bad book, just not a book for me. Personally, it was slow going, but the details were really interesting. It didn’t remind me of any book I’ve read before, which is always a pleasant surprise. Also, I love the LGBTQIA+ representation in this book (lesbian, bisexual, asexual). Overall, what made it a DNF for me was that I wanted more depth to the story. I wanted to know more about the world, the legend behind it, and the different jinx work. I just couldn’t get into it, but I think that this may be a great read for some people, so I wouldn’t discourage anyone from reading it!