A review by soulfulsin
The Hidden City, by Michelle West


I'm not sure how I feel about this book, all told. I was really enjoying it up until
Spoiler Jewel gets raped
. That Duster would allow it, I had no doubt. That I was hoping for better from her, I also had no doubt. That Rath permitted it, that he was measuring Jewel up to the same standards as his sister, is disgusting.

And I'm afraid that mars the book in my mind. I will probably pick up the sequel...in a while. When my visceral reaction to an eleven-year-old's trauma and the failure of both her guardian and someone she had sworn to help fade.