Mirage (Mirage Series #1)

Mirage (Mirage Series #1)

by Somaiya Daud

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Overview

“Somaiya Daud’s debut novel is a YA marvel that will shock breath into your lungs. If you loved The Wrath and the Dawn and Children of Blood and Bone, Mirage will captivate you.” —The Christian Science Monitor

Princess. Rebel. Spy.

In a world dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond her isolated home.

But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess Maram. The princess is so hated by her conquered people that she requires a body double, someone to appear in public as Maram, ready to die in her place.

As Amani is forced into her new role, she can’t help but enjoy the palace’s beauty—and her time with the princess’ fiancé, Idris. But the glitter of the royal court belies a world of violence and fear. If Amani ever wishes to see her family again, she must play the princess to perfection...because one wrong move could lead to her death.

“A beautiful and necessary meditation on finding strength in one’s culture.”
Entertainment Weekly, Top Pick of the Month

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250126436
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication date: 07/07/2020
Series: Mirage Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 121,178
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Somaiya Daud is a twenty-something writer and PhD candidate at the University of Washington. A former bookseller in the children's department at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC, Somaiya is passionate about Arabic poetry, the stars, and the Gothic novel. Mirage is her debut novel.

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