Blacklist Blast

Backlist Blast #7 – Daughter of the Burning City!

It is absolutely no secret that I love circus themed books with tons of magic (insert obsession with Caraval here). I’ve heard about Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody for quite a while and I feel as though my love for these magical stories will only be fueled further after reading this book!

For those of you who are unfamiliar, Backlist Blast is a weekly meme hosted by Flavia from Flavia the Bibliophile and Milana from A Couple Reads. The purpose of the meme is to showcase books that were published at least six months prior to the publishing of these blog posts. These books can either be past favourites, or just books on those huge TBR lists we have!

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

Publisher: Harlequin Teen | Release: July 25th, 2017


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.

Have you read this book? What were your thoughts? Are there any other similar books that I should get my hands on?

Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope you’re all having a great reading week!

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Avid reader and tea drinker. I read and review young adult books on my blog, The Contented Reader!


  • Flavia says:

    Ahhhh this one’s on my TBR too! I LOVED Ace of Shades so I have a feeling I might love this one too. The only thing holding me back is the fact that the MC doesn’t have eyes…..hahaha. Well…and maybe my reading schedule is holding me back too 😛 Thanks so much for participating! Great choice!

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