Daughter of the Burning City

Daughter of the Burning City


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.

Title:Daughter of the Burning City
Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:384 pages

    Daughter of the Burning City Reviews

  • Emma Giordano

    4.5 stars!!!! I REALLY REALLY LOVED THIS BOOK. Daughter of the Burning City is a really fabulous debut full of magic, murder, and mystery. It's absolutely a high-suspense "whodunnit" that kept me enth...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    Bravo! Well done! Seriously, I can't think of a more unique book in the Young Adult sphere that has felt so relevant in quite some time. How can a fantasy be relevant you ask? Well, this particular st...

  • destiny ? howling libraries

    "The smoke is part of Gomorrah's legend: once upon a time, we were burned to the ground. But we did not die. Instead we kept burning, kept moving, kept growing. The smoke surrounds us, even if we no l...

  • Beth

    IT IS FINALLY DONE!This is without a doubt a mind boggling experience, but honestly I really enjoyed this story and how different this was! It was unlike anything I've previously read. Four stars for ...

  • Maram


  • Nina (Every Word A Doorway)

    2.5 stars "But you're an illusion," I say. "I created you." "That doesn't mean I'm not real." I'd been head over heels for this book ever since reading the premise – a notorious festival, charms and...

  • emma


  • Amber Robertson

    BUDDY READING WITH SOLOSHITI received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review DNF @ 30%No full review because this book is really a it's not you, it's me situation. Have some notes:* I ...

  • Michael

    Overall, I really enjoyed this debut. Post-The Night Circus, it's hard to read a festival book without making comparisons. DOTBC is the first time a book has held its own in my mind.While not as magic...

  • Kath Elizabeth

    *I received a free digital copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review*Wow, what an incredible book. I loved it! If you took Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, Caraval by...