Thank you SO much to Sarwat Chadda, Disney Books, and Net Galley for this ARC (Advanced Reader’s Copy) of the City of Plague God
Synopsis and Background
Thirteen=year old Sik always knew he was the Enkido to his older brother Mo’s Gilgamesh. But now that he’s gone, the God of Plagues, is after him, and Sik, Ishtar, and Belet are New York’s only hope. The books in the Rick Riordan Presents series talk about modern stories and myths/legends thrown in together from different cultures around the world.
The City of Plague God is an incredible story that feature Muslim kids dealing with generational trauma, a pandemic, grief, and a plague.It also has an adorable orange tabby cat named Sargon! In his author’s note, Chadda discusses how Jihad has been misused in the media and what it actually means in Islam.Sik helps out in his parent’s deli and one day, he finds out that he’s immortal. I absolutely adored reading about the Mesopotamian mythology and the accurate Muslim rep in a fantasy series is everything I could ever want.
I have no complaints about this book and I can’t wait to read more of Sarwat Chadda’s books! I read this pretty quickly because of how compelling it was so I can’t wait to see what Sarwat’s next book is.