A Thousand Nights - E.K. Johnston

Book Title:  A Thousand Nights

Author:  E.K.  Johnston

Series:  Stand Alone

Genre:  YA, Fantasy, Retelling

Source:  Kindle E-Book (Library)

"There is a fire in my sister," I said to him, "and I did not want you to have it."  --Hmmm...she has some fire in her too...


Ratings Breakdown


Plot:  4/5

Characters:  3.5/5

The Feels:  4/5

Addictiveness:  First half -2/5, Last half -4/5

Theme:  4/5

Flow:  2/5

Backdrop (World Building):  3.5/5

Originality:  4/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Ending:  4/5 Cliffhanger:  No


Will I read more from this Author?  I'm not sure...



3.8/5 STARS


My Thoughts


It was at the 80% mark that I realized no one had names in this book, except Lo-Melkhiin, but that could have been a title for him, and Sokath, His Eyes Uncovered (yeah that's what he was called every time).  Even the main character, the girl, does not have a name, other than Sister or Wife.  Everyone has a title (like brother, sister, or mother) instead of a name…it was all very odd…


The writing style in this book is less than desirable for me.  I struggled at the beginning…but then somewhere along the way, I found this story's flow and was more and more interested in where it was going.  Ultimately, I'm glad I stuck with this until the end, because it kind of blew my mind just how beautiful it really was…


Sex Factor:  None, hardly even a mention…