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The Tyrant’s Daughter (Book) Review

 
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An emotional story that keeps you guessing.

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Some of the turns the story takes seem out of place at times.


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Laila is not your average teenager. The fifteen year old grew up as the daughter of a king – or so she thought. Though Laila grew up in the lap of luxury, there was also a dark side to her existence. The sound of gunfire outside of the palace gates, the security detail needed to […]

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Posted August 3, 2015 by

 
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Laila is not your average teenager.

The fifteen year old grew up as the daughter of a king – or so she thought. Though Laila grew up in the lap of luxury, there was also a dark side to her existence. The sound of gunfire outside of the palace gates, the security detail needed to go for a drive, even the lack of friends and freedom were all things she took for granted during her childhood. But everything has changed now. After her father’s death by assassination, Laila – along with her mother and little brother – have been relocated to America. It’s a new country, sure, but it’s also a new life. And with that new life will come a lot of learning, both about how things work in America, and about who her father really was.

The Tyrant’s Daughter is fast paced, emotional, and truly engaging. Right from the start, readers are drawn in to Laila’s life, her struggles and triumphs giving insight into how difficult this transition is. Laila and her family go almost instantly from a life where their every whim is indulged, where servants and drivers handle the little details of life, to living in a small apartment in the city. All of a sudden, there are bills to pay, cleaning to do, groceries must be shopped for – it’s all a bit overwhelming, to say the least, and Laila’s mom isn’t exactly rising to the challenge. Laila has to handle trying to fit in at school while trying to push her mom into doing what needs to be done to survive. And just when it seems like things are settling down, mysterious people start showing up at the apartment.

While Laila’s new life may well be overwhelming, as she deals with learning to dress and act much more openly than at home, as well as dealing with boys, homework, and her mom’s drinking, it’s what she learns about her old life that just might push her over the edge. Is everything she thought she knew about her life, her country, and especially her father a lie? How can she reconcile the loving father she thought she knew with the tyrannical monster the news reports portray? The Tyrant’s Daughter was inspired by the children of real life dictators, and it’s written with an incredible insight as to how life might be for them. It’s an emotional read that keeps you engaged and guessing to the very last page.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)