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The Arsonists’ City is a family drama saga taking place in Beruit and all across the United States. It is very character driven and focuses in depth of each character. It tells the tale of the Nasr family - the children and the parents, moving between present day and the past of how the parents met. I think that the emotional depth of human emotion was captured quite well. The writing was very beautiful and poetic.

I did like this however I did think it was a little too long and slow for my liking. I’m more of someone who likes fast paced but I can enjoy a character driven novel from time to time. The sibling dynamic and interpersonal relationships are explored in depth. There’s so much more heartache and betrayal than I expected. Strong 3.5 rating!

Thank you to Netgalley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.