City of a Thousand Dolls is one of our fave new debuts. In this lush and fantastically original fantasy, orphan girls are sorted into houses where they apprentice as musicians, healers, courtesans, and, if the rumors are true, assassins. How would you fare in this brave new world? Take our quiz to find out!
1. Your perfect Sunday afternoon consists of:
a) Browsing antique markets for one-of-a-kind vintage housewares
b) A nice long run on the beach
c) Deep conditioning your hair while flipping through the latest fashion magazines
d) Taking a leisurely walk through the botanical gardens
e) Going to see live music
f) Hanging out a local hot spot and getting your flirt on
2. Your friends have been known to call you:
a) Martha Stewart
b) Sporty Spice
3. Your dream occupation is
a) Interior designer
b) Self-defense instructor
c) Fashion consultant
d) Medical practitioner
4. At a party, you can be found:
a) Re-arranging the food, flowers, and candles for optimum effect
b) Moving from group to group, never settling in one place
c) In the centre of all the action
d) In the corner, discussing your favourite book with a friend or two
e) Playing DJ
f) Slow-dancing with your crush
5. Your defining characteristic is:
a) Attention to detail
e) Musical ability
HOUSE OF BEAUTY (mostly As)
Apprentices in The House of Beauty strive for loveliness in every form and study the art of the tea ceremony, floral arranging, and ceramics, among other things.
HOUSE OF COMBAT (mostly B’s)
Apprentices in The House of Combat are in prime physical form and train to be elite warriors and guards.
HOUSE OF FLOWERS (mostly Cs)
Apprentices in The House of Flowers are trained for a life in nobility, learning many dances, rituals, and recitations.
HOUSE OF JADE (mostly Ds)
Apprentices in The House of Jade are trained healers and scholars, who believe that unrest is caused by the accumulation of wealth and affections, and therefore strive for moderation in both.
HOUSE OF MUSIC (mostly Es)
Apprentices in The House of Music are natural storytellers, who hone their gifts as musicians, dancers, and performers.
HOUSE OF PLEASURE (mostly Fs)
Apprentices in The House of Pleasure are caring, romantic individuals who are groomed for a life of companionship.
To find out more about the houses and the surrounding world be sure to check out City of a Thousand Dolls, in stores now!
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