Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Daughter of the Burning City

 My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!


Publisher: Harlequin Teen 
Pub. Date: July 25th 2017
Pre-Order it: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository
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.
So based on the book summary, as well as this Goodreads review, written by Laurie Forest (author of The Black Witch), Daughter of the Burning City basically sounds like a fantastical mesh of two of my favorites—Stephanie Garber's Caraval and Game of Thrones.

UM, YES PLEASE.


And that cover is so lovely and purple! Just about everything about this book screams "reeaadddd meeee" . . . 


What about you guys? Have you heard of this one? Is it on your TBR? Let me know!

And while waiting until July for the book to come out, check out Amanda Foody's Pinterest board and Music Playlist for Daughter of the Burning City!

Amanda Foody has always considered imagination to be our best attempt at magic. After spending her childhood longing to attend Hogwarts, she now loves to write about immersive settings and characters grappling with insurmountable destinies. She holds a Masters in Accountancy from Villanova University, and a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from the College of William and Mary. Currently, she works as a tax accountant in Philadelphia, PA, surrounded by her many siblings and many books.

DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY is her first novel. Her second, ACE OF SHADES, will follow in April 2018.
Connect with Amanda: Website | Twitter | Tumblr | Pinterest | Instagram

58 comments:

  1. YES YES YES!! I am so excited for this one too, it sounds AMAZING! And the cover is so deliciously haunting :) Thanks for sharing, great pick!
    Here's my WoW

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. Everything about this book sounds amazing! I hope we both love it, thanks for stopping by ^_^

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  2. Oh, that cover is so so so pretty :D I love it. Gorgeous pick this week Brittany. <3 Hope you will love it lots :)

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    1. Right? I hope so, too haha. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. OOoh nice! That's a new to me one! Though I think I started seeing it around the blogosphere a bit! Hope you love it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  4. I saw this one on Netgalley, I can't wait to read it.
    I hope we both enjoy this one when it comes out.
    Here is my WOW

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  5. I'm super excited for this one!!!! I love books with carnivals and this one sounds so promising!

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    1. Right? I'm hoping for a haunting Caraval type of book. I guess we'll find out. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. You seriously always highlight books that are new to me, I love it!

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    1. That's awesome, I'm so glad I can introduce you to new books ^_^ Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I had not heard of this book before, so thanks for featuring it!! It sounds SO fascinating!! AWESOME PICK!! And the really intriguing part about this book is that it references Gomorrah, that infamous Biblical city. Well, I'm adding it to my Goodreads shelves RIGHT AWAY!! And even better -- it reminds you of "Caraval". 'Nuff said!

    Have a GREAT Wednesday!! <3 :)

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    1. Glad I could introduce it to you, I'm so glad you're excited for it! Thanks for stopping by ^_^

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  8. OMG, Brittany! You have found another one that I have not heard about! The minute I read "carnival," I was totally intrigued. There is something about carnivals that intrigue me. Adding it to the TBR! :)

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    1. Really? This one is all over Twitter! Well, I'm glad I could introduce it to you. I hope we both love it ^_^

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  9. This is the first I'm hearing of this and it sounds so good! Had to go add it to my TBR on Goodreads. Thank you so much for bringing it to my attention! Also, thanks for visiting my Wednesday post on Lisa Loves Literature earlier!

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    1. Yay for adding it to your TBR! I'm happy I could bring this one to your attention. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I just heard about this book yesterday and it sounds so fantastic! I cannot wait to finally read it! I hope you love it. :)

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    1. Doesn't it? It sounds amazing, and I'm so excited to read this one. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. oh wow! Now this is very interesting! :) Nice pick!

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  12. I just heard about this book the other day, and boy does it sound like it's going to be amazing. And that cover is breathtakingly pretty! Super excited for this - is it July yet?!

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    1. Yes, it does! Thankfully July isn't that far away.

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  13. Wow! This sounds like an unusual and interesting book! I hope you enjoy it!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. I hope so, too. And I hope you add it to your TBR! Thanks for stopping by ^_^

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  14. Ahhhh, I've been eagerly awaiting this cover!! I love the purple and the smoky font and the lit up landscape! All so pretty! Definitely looking forward to this one!!

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    1. Me too! Now that we have a cover the pub. date doesn't seem so far away!

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  15. Excuse me while I just sit here and stare at that beautiful purple cover.... Seriously though, this sounds like it has the potential to be a great read. Thanks for spotlighting it this week!

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    1. I totally understand, I've been waiting for this cover for what feels like forever! Thanks for stopping by ^_^

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  16. This cover looks so nice - not really a fan of the purple but here it fits totally. And the summary sounds intriguing. Hope you´ll enjoy it.

    Best wishes
    Vi @ Gone With The Books

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  17. I'm sure you know this by now but... this one is on NetGalley!!! I haven't decided if I want to read it so for now I'm not requesting it but I might. I can never resist a purple cover. :D I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a wonderful week, Brittany. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Yes, I do. Thanks for making sure that I knew though! I hope it's as good as it sounds. Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. This book sounds super interesting and really good! You've piqued my interest, for sure. I want more carnvial-esque reads in my life, haha!

    Rayna @ Reader Rayna

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    1. It does, doesn't it? I'm so excited for it. I hope we both enjoy it!

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  19. I NEEDS THIS BOOK SO MUCH. The cover. The blurb. Everything sounds perfect!!

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  20. This is the first I've heard of this one! It sounds so original and exciting! I'll definitely be checking this one out! Thanks so much for sharing! I hope you enjoy it! :)

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    1. I'm so glad I could introduce it to you, I hope you added it to your TBR!

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  21. I haven't heard of this until now! I agree though, the cover is stunning! Right when I read the synopsis I was reminded of Caraval and The Young Elites. Great pick Britanny! I'm adding this to my goodreads TBR now. :)

    Thanks for visiting my WoW earlier! Hope you have a great rest of your week. :)

    Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you've added it to your TBR. I also hope you had a great week!

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  22. Ok, I didn't know about this one, but both cover and blurb caught my attention!

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog earlier :)

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    1. They are both alluring, are they not?

      No problem ^_^

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  23. It sounds really good and I hadn't seen it before. Great pick!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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  24. This is new to me. I don't usually read fantasy, but I hope you enjoy reading this, Brittany.
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW.

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    1. Well, maybe this will be the fantasy that could make you want to read more? I hope you give it a try. Thanks for stopping by!

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  25. I'm definitely excited for this one, too. I love the cover and am always up for a circus/carnival story. Great pick!

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  26. YAS I'M GOING TO READ THIS ONE!! I can't wait to read Amanda's work...we used to co-blog together for like a little while on a writers group blog! MY CLAIM TO FAME.😂😂 Just kidding, ahem. But I'm gonna pretend it makes me famous.

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    1. You did?! I had no idea!! That's amazing. And you'll always be famous to me <3 Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. OMG, I didn't know about this, but it sounds AWESOME! I had mixed feelings about Caraval, but I LOVED the atmosphere of the book! That mixed with Game of Thrones? YASS :)

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    1. Right? This books sounds all kinds of awesome. I hope we both enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by ^_^

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  28. Daughter of the Burning City is going to be my WoW pick next week! I love the gorgeous cover, and the premise sounds really interesting too. I mean, how can illusions be murdered!? I hope this debut receives as much love and attention as Stephanie Garber's CARAVAL. :)

    Liz at Midnight Bloom Reads

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    1. Really? Yay! I love everything about this book so far and I hope it lives up to its description. Thanks for stopping by!

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  29. Oh, I hadn't heard of it before, but this book sounds amazing. Will definitely add it to my TBR! :)

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    1. Yes, you definitely should! I think this is going to be one of the biggest titles this year!

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  30. This sounds so amazing that I immediately went to add it to my TBR, but it was already there. :D

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