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Title: Daughter of the Burning City
Author: Amanda Foody
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: July 25, 2017
Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare talent allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch, with personalities all their own. Her creations are her family, and together they make up the cast of the Festival’s Freak Show.
But no matter how lifelike they may seem, her illusions are still just that—illusions, and not truly real. Or so she always believed…until one of them is murdered.
Desperate to protect her family, Sorina must track down the culprit and determine how they killed a person who doesn’t actually exist. Her search for answers leads her to the self-proclaimed gossip-worker Luca, and their investigation sends them through a haze of political turmoil and forbidden romance, and into the most sinister corners of the Festival. But as the killer continues murdering Sorina’s illusions one by one, she must unravel the horrifying truth before all of her loved ones disappear.
I’ve been telling myself to join the the circus book hype for a while now (I haven’t even read Caraval…) and I really enjoyed Ace of Shades so I obviously like the author, I just haven’t read this yet. It’s hard because I’ve been mood reading a LOT lately and there are so many books I want to get to that are fighting for attention. This book does look super interesting though because it has those fantasy and magic elements that I love with an edge of mystery.
Have you read this book? What about other circus-inspired books? Let me know in the comments!