The concept is interesting. A Tudor Turk is set in Istanbul in 1591, and follows the story of Will and Awa. It’s unusual to find historical YA novels, but after enjoying A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, I can really see how the idea works.
When a book has you waking up at five in the morning to finish it, you know it’s a good book. It doesn’t happen often to me any more – the last book that did this to me was Outside by Sarah Ann Jukes. And to be quite honest with you, I didn’t expect it from this book.
At the beginning of this year, I vowed to myself that I would finally stop buying more books and read all of my physical TBR books first. I’ve tried this before and then bought more books and gave up, because, quite honestly, this is a near impossible task for a bookworm.
Within the first page, I was in love with this book. I love how Holly Bourne’s books don’t rely on romance to move the plot, and that is why she is one of my favourite authors.
The first time I ever read this book, I DNF’d it at about halfway through. I bought it just after it was released from a little bookshop in Cornwall, desperate to read it after all of the positive reviews I had seen all over social media.