Review: Court of Fives by Kate Elliott

The Book Wars

Court-of-Fives-by-Kate-ElliottHardcover, 448 pages
Published: August 18th 2015 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Source: Hachette Books

When I first read on Twitter that Kate was writing a YA novel, I squeed because what else can you do when one of your favourite authors writes a book in one of your favourite genres?

I may also have done a little jig but no one saw and I can pretend it didn’t happen. My happiness (some may call it delirium) stemmed from the fact that all the Kate Elliott books I have read have offered me the following things:

  • engrossing storytelling
  • sophisticated prose
  • diversity
  • fiesty protagonists
  • portrayals of sisterhood
  • exceptional worldbuilding
  • kisses

You will be glad to know (almost as glad I am to be able to tell you) that Court of Fives delivered on all counts. But first, the synopsis:

Jessamy’s life is a balance between acting like an upper…

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