Shimmer and Burn

Shimmer and Burn


To save her sister’s life, Faris must smuggle magic into a plague-ridden neighboring kingdom in this exciting and dangerous start to a brand-new fantasy duology.

Faris grew up fighting to survive in the slums of Brindaigel while caring for her sister, Cadence. But when Cadence is caught trying to flee the kingdom and is sold into slavery, Faris reluctantly agrees to a lucrative scheme to buy her back, inadvertently binding herself to the power-hungry Princess Bryn, who wants to steal her father’s throne.

Now Faris must smuggle stolen magic into neighboring Avinea to incite its prince to alliance—magic that addicts in the war-torn country can sense in her blood and can steal with a touch. She and Bryn turn to a handsome traveling magician, North, who offers protection from Avinea’s many dangers, but he cannot save Faris from Bryn’s cruelty as she leverages Cadence’s freedom to force Faris to do anything—or kill anyone—she asks. Yet Faris is as fierce as Bryn, and even as she finds herself falling for North, she develops schemes of her own.

With the fate of kingdoms at stake, Faris, Bryn, and North maneuver through a dangerous game of magical and political machinations, where lives can be destroyed—or saved—with only a touch.

Title:Shimmer and Burn
Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:352 pages

    Shimmer and Burn Reviews

  • Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)

    Wow! I have no words for how fantastic this was! There was something very Maria V. Snyder-esque in the world building and story. And the Magic and swoons! OMG!!!! I need book 2 now!!! ...

  • Sabrina

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... love this book with all my heart. This book needs more hype. This book deserves more hype. Apparently the original title wa...

  • Cindy ?? Savage Queen ?

    When you see there's a cover model, and you like your covers model free... ---Wait, why was the title changed? No!!! Until Our Blood Runs Clean was a way cooler title! =( ...

  • Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)

    Shimmer and Burn was such a delightful surprise. I went into this book not knowing what to expect, and I was surprised with how much I enjoyed this book. I actually ended up reading this book in one s...

  • Austine (NovelKnight)

    Another grand slam in YA fantasy debuts, Shimmer and Burn is the third release of the year in this genre that I absolutely adored (see also Song of the Current and  Caraval ). With a unique take o...

  • nick

    YA fantasy used to be one of my favorite genres in the past, but lately, I haven’t been meshing well with it. But still every time that I hear about a new fantasy book releasing, my interests piques...

  • Cookie

    Oh my god this book was so so so good. ...

  • alice (arctic books)

    This really exceeded my expectations; I loved this one a whole lot. Trigger warnings for violence, drugging, mention of self-harm. Full review to come!...

  • Take Me Away To A Great Read

    Shimmer and Burn by Mary TarantaPublished by Margaret K. McElderry BooksRelease Date: August 8, 2017Rating: 5 StarsI would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an advanced review copy of ...

  • Sheila {ShesGoingBookCrazy.com}

    #2 on my TBR for #ARCAugust tag.4.5 stars. Review to come!...