Waiting on Wednesday - Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody10:00 AM
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Release Date: July 25, 2017
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
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. 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.
Look at this beautiful cover! I love the purple and all the lights glowing around the Gomorrah Festival. It's so moody and atmospheric, if not a little eerie. And this premise is so refreshingly cool! A traveling carnival of debauchery and strange sights. A heroine who is an extremely rare illusion-worker. A killer on the loose capable of murdering illusions... which shouldn't even be possible. It all sounds so darkly imaginative and suspenseful. I neeeeed Amanda Foody's YA debut Daughter of the Burning City right now, please.