Daughter of the Burning City

Daughter of the Burning City

Book - 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 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.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario :, Harlequin Teen,, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780373212439
0373212437
Branch Call Number: YA FOO
Characteristics: 375 pages

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Stuck in the familiar? Then the Gomorrah Festival and its talented performers will help keep you moving. So long as you can trust them, of course.


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Hayley_Simmons
Feb 03, 2018

WOW...just WOW 😮😍 This book was AMAZING!!! What an imagination this author has. I was pulled into the story right from the beginning and it inspired me to try to create my own illusions. When I finished it, I was actually sad that the story was over. It left me wanting more. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a good read 😊

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rapunzel454 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 21

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