Waiting on Wednesday: Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. This meme spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.
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Daughter of the Burning City
Amanda Foody
Expected Publication: July 25, 2017
Genre: YA Fantasy
A darkly irresistible new fantasy set in the infamous Gomorrah Festival, a traveling carnival of debauchery that caters to the strangest of dreams and desires.

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.
Carnivals and festivals will be the next big thing in YA, if not already. I haven't read much of that sub-genre but I'm hoping to correct that when I read Caraval... then this book.

Ayanami Faerudo



2 comments:

  1. Yes, very excited for this one as well! I am loving the carnival trend going around. Plus this cover...so pretty!

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  2. This book sounds pretty great! I love the purple cover, and I love YA fantasy, so I think it'll be good. :D I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week. =)

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