Kid’s Book Review: This Woven Kingdom

Kid’s Book Review: This Woven Kingdom

About the Book and Author

This Woven Kingdom is Tahereh Mafi’s first novel in this epic, romantic fantasy series inspired by Persian mythology.

To all the world, Alizeh is a disposable servant, not the long-lost heir to an ancient Jinn kingdom forced to hide in plain sight. The crown prince, Kamran, has heard the prophecies foretelling the death of his king. But he could never have imagined that the servant girl with the strange eyes, the girl he can’t put out of his mind, would one day soon uproot his kingdom – and the world.


This Woven Kingdom
Tahereh Mafi author

Tahereh Mafi is the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award nominated author who wrote the Shatter Me series and more recently An Emotion of Great Delight. She currently resides in Southern California .

Book Review

I greatly enjoyed reading this story, which was beautifully crafted to create a real page-turner

This Woven Kingdom, by Tahereh Mafi, is a romance story with two main characters, and roots in Persian mythology. The story follows Alizeh, heir to the Jinn crown, forced to seek refuge as a servant girl to evade those who would have her killed. The story also follows Kamran, the crown prince, who, upon witnessing Alizeh disarm a thief in the street, immediately has his suspicions. But little does he know how much danger those suspicions will bring for both him and Alizeh…

I greatly enjoyed reading this story, which was beautifully crafted to create a real page-turner. The book is packed with plot twists and surprises that keep the reader enthralled. I love how well-planned the events are, yet how the plot still manages to surprise you.

I would recommend this book to teenagers, as well as young adults. I am sure this book will remain a firm favorite of mine for many years to come, and I greatly anticipate the next book in the series.

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Reviewer Profile

Junior Reviewer Margaret
  • Name: Margaret
  • Age: 13 years
  • Likes: reading, fossil hunting and writing
  • Dislikes: seafood and stir-fry
  • Favourite Book: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Favourite Film: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Favourite Song: Contradicshun by Megson