Daughter Of The Burning City by Amanda FoodyDaughter Of The Burning City by Amanda Foody

Daughter Of The Burning City

byAmanda Foody

Hardcover | July 25, 2017

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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 believeduntil 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. 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 her loved ones disappear.

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Title:Daughter Of The Burning CityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.47 × 6.38 × 1.27 inPublished:July 25, 2017Publisher:HarlequinLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0373212437

ISBN - 13:9780373212439

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from meh... 2.5/5 stars I dunno. Maybe it was because I compared this book to The Night Circus and Caraval based on the setting...but I found this book quite underwhelming and I got bored. Eh...I liked that the romance was between a bisexual woman and an asexual man. I liked all the magic but I wish there had been more of the politics and war included. Wasn't crazy about the dialogue, inner monologue, and nonstop emotions from the main character. Found the romance between the main character and her imagination odd. I saw the big twist mystery/villain reveal at the end within the first few chapters
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! This book was really entertaining and enjoyable. It was full of magic, mystery and twists. It keeps you guessing.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Okay but nothing special 2.5/5 stars I dunno. Maybe it was because I compared this book to The Night Circus and Caraval based on the setting...but I found this book quite underwhelming and I got bored. Eh...I liked that the romance was between a bisexual woman and an asexual man. I liked all the magic but I wish there had been more of the politics and war included. Wasn't crazy about the dialogue, inner monologue, and nonstop emotions from the main character. Found the romance between the main character and her imagination odd. I saw the big twist mystery/villain reveal at the end within the first few chapters.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not sure about this one It took me a long time to get into this one. It was ok but I don't think I will read more if it turns into a series.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Refreshingly Unique Read! *I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review* #indigoemployee Daughter of the Burning City is a story filled with magic, political intrigue and tight family bonds. It is unlike any story currently shelved in the teen section, which can only work in its favour. Unique and dangerous, this novel is recommended for fans of magic and murder mystery. Readers are introduced to Sorina, a strong female lead who runs her own circus act alongside her family of illusions. Set in a moving carnival/city called Gamorrah, one by one Sorina’s family members are hunted and murdered, each death more gruesome than the last. Foody crafts a beautifully dark world by using intricate detail, criminal concepts and magical wonders. Perfect for anyone who enjoyed Freeks by Amanda Hocking and Caraval by Stephanie Garber. *This book examines the stigma associated with being labelled different, which consequently generates a longing to fit in and be “normal”.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly original dark fantasy murder mystery Wow. Daughter of the Burning City was awesome. The pacing was perfect, the characters weird and fascinating, and the setting unique. *slow clap for Amanda Foody* Daughter of the Burning City is about a girl, Sorina (awesome name) who is an illusion worker. She can create tangible illusions, and runs a freak show in Gomorrah, a wandering festival. First and foremost: the characters. I loved every single member of Sorina’s family - they were so developed, each with distinctive personalities and quirks. There’s Blister, the baby with his fire powers, Venera, the older sister, and Crown, the granddad. We’ve also got the two-headed brother, and the (occasionally) strong woman older sister. They are so real, even with their unrealistic deformities. I adored Sorina - it’s the little details that make the character, such as the fact that she collects bugs (*shudders) and feels insecure about her appearance. The setting. Amazing - I could just picture Gomorrah, with its burning skyline and sickly sweet smell. I loved the idea of the political discourse between up-mountain and down-mountain, and how it gave us just enough information to begin to suspect the origins of the crime. I also really liked the use of magic abilities, or Jinx-work. That was really well done. The whole novel was just amazing, with vivid descriptions and perfect pacing. And the cover is beautiful!! I love it!! I LOVE IT ALL Reread value: 9/10 Unique points: 9/10 Diversity: 8/10 - one of the first YA novels I’ve seen with a demisexual character Character Believability: 9/10
Date published: 2017-06-11

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"I love the vivid, sumptuous world Amanda Foody has created: Sorina's magic, her illusionary family and the Gomorrah Festival make for a wildly inventive mystery I won't soon forget." -Virginia Boecker, author of The Witch Hunter series