I’m not sure I can resist these carnival type books, especially since I loved The Night Circus, and Caraval as such a mass following behind it, haha! But Daughter of the Burning City has a dark spin on it that I look forward to.
First off, I love that cover! Purple is slowly becoming one of my favorite colors, and I absolutely love the smoke coming off the letters! And that tagline! I can already tell this will be filled with madness, and it’ll be great!
Here’s the synopsis from Goodreads:
“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.”
Also, forbidden romance?! Hello, that’s one of my favorite tropes! I’m even more excited for it now!
Daughter of the Burning City releases on July 25! You can follow the author via Twitter, and check out Amanda’s website to see where she’ll be touring! You can also pre-order this book from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, IndieBound, and other major booksellers.