Lost interest in this book

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I received an advance copy of The Bird King from Net Galley, in exchange for an honest review.

I really wanted to like this book. The summary of the plot seemed like it was right up my alley. Fantasy and history. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to finish it. I got to 36% and determined that I just lost interest. It's very slow pace, in my opinion, and sometimes just drones on. I liked the beginning when Fatima was in the palace and interacting with the sultan and the various other characters. Once the story line in the palace finished, I got tired of the journey pretty quickly.

I'm disappointed because the world building was great and the premise itself was so promising. It's nothing against the author, really. It's really more with me and what keeps my mind locked on a story.