Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event which aims to shine a light on eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
Release Date: July 25th 2017
A darkly irresistible new fantasy set in the infamous Gomorrah Festival, a travelling carnival of debauchery that caters to the strangest of dreams and desires.
Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the smouldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the travelling 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.
Literally all I needed to read in the blurb was that this book is set in a ‘travelling carnival of debauchery that caters to the strangest of dreams and desires’ and it was an instant add to my to-read list. Like Caraval and The Night Circus I love books that take circuses and carnivals, add a little magic, and create a unique world I would love to explore for myself. This sounds like it’s going to be an instant favourite of mine and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
What do you think of Daughter of the Burning City? Is it a must on your to-read list, or are there any other books you can’t wait for the release date of? Let me know in the comments and let me know if you took part in this week’s Waiting on Wednesday as well.