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The Nameless City

The Nameless City
Faith Erin Hicks
First Second, 2016
Source: E-Galley, Library
Audience: Children, All Teens

From Goodreads:
The City has many names... and no name.

Built on an ancient mountain pass, the City is forever being invaded by one nation or another, and every new master gives it a new name. But for the natives, their home is the Nameless City, and those who try to name it are forever outsiders.

Dreamy, sheltered Kaidu is one such outsider. He's a Dao born and bred--a son of the latest nation to occupy the Nameless City. Cynical, street-smart Rat is a native, and at first she hates Kai for everything he stands for. But Kai's love of his new home may be the one thing that can unite these two unlikely friends. And they will need to stand together at all costs...

...because the fate of the Nameless City rests in their hands.

I love First Second and Faith Erin Hicks books. So good.

The Nameless City was creative and fascinating. Hicks built a world that felt realistic and historic. Most of all, I loved the concept of building bridges between two groups. The strong characters, friendship and action was all a bonus. Fans of Indiana Jones and similar stories will enjoy The Nameless City.