✓ Daughter of the Burning City || À PDF Download by ☆ Amanda Foody

By Amanda Foody | Comments: ( 587 ) | Date: ( Dec 11, 2019 )

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 HerSixteen 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
  • Author: Amanda Foody
  • ISBN: 9780373212439
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Amanda Foody

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.



Comments Daughter of the Burning City

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)

    I liked this a lot! It was one of the most unique books I've read in what feels like a while, and the concept was super cool. I loved the added element of a murder mystery, it made it the perfect Halloween read. I was fascinated by the illusions and the magic of the circus, it constantly kept me guessing as I explored this new universe and tried to solve the mystery alongside the MC. Speaking of, I really enjoyed our MC! I liked how driven she was and how despite all the devastating things that [...]


  • Cait (Paper Fury)

    This was dark and murderous and magical, so basically all of my favourite things. It was so so good, peoples! It was complex and the characters were just incredible (10/10 my favourite new characters) and, even though I guessed the big finale plot twist, I seriously enjoyed this one.Why aren't all books full of murder and magic. I ask.+ So it's set in basically a moving circus/carnival.It's called Gomorrah, which pleases my nerdy heart because that's like a wicked city out of the ancient Bible t [...]


  • 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 enthralled from page one.I was most fascinated by the concept of the story; a girl without eyes who creates illusions that are being killed off? IM SOLD. I also really loved the setting. I think I was expecting the carnival to play more of a role than just the setting, but it wasn't as significant, thou [...]


  • 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 story, while clearly a fantasy set in another time and place was completely allegorical to our world today. I was blown away by so many aspects that I think I'll list below the things I loved most about this book, then you can be the judge of whether it may be the right read for you as well.It's lack [...]


  • 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 longer burn."I am such a sucker for books that offer up synopsis phrases like "traveling circus city" and "carnival of debauchery". Like, SIGN ME UP PLEASE? When I first added this one to my TBR several months ago, literally, all I could think was "I AM SO PUMPED" (and also "please don't be another C [...]


  • emma

    I NEED TO SCREAM FROM THE ROOFTOPS THAT I DON’T KNOW HOW TO FEEL ABOUT THIS BOOK AND THIS IS THE CLOSEST I CAN GET TO “SCREAMING” OR “ROOFTOPS” WITHOUT ENTERING THE HORRIBLE WINTER AIR OUTSIDE OR GREATLY STARTLING MY ROOMMATE.There’s a lot to unpack here, in terms of my emotions. Not in terms of the book - that would be way too close to your actual purpose in reading this am I right???Emotion number one on this book was EXCITEMENT because CIRCUS BOOK CIRCUS BOOK CIRCUS BOOK. I added [...]


  • 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 Daughter of the Burning CityThe basis of the story is that we follow the main character Sorina and her "freak show". This is set in the magical Gomorrah festival. Sorina isn't an everyday character and she creates different illusions to represent her family. Throughout the book we get to see a lot o [...]


  • Candace Robinson

    I’m glad I went back to this one. Although the MC made me mad a couple of times, I liked her. Plus she collects bugs! The illusion concept was cool and so were the descriptions of them. I did guess who the killer way early on, but that didn’t distract me from enjoying the rest.


  • ✨jamieson ✨

    I WOULD DIE FOR MY DEMIROMANTIC ASEXUAL SON LUCA VON RASKE WHOMST I LOVE"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 longer burn."MAGIC? checkMYSTERY? yesMURDER? got itBASICALLY ALL THE GOOD STUFF IN ONE. Daughter of the Burning City was a book I was supposed to read last year and didn't get to and I'm soo glad I did now because it's dark and d [...]


  • may ➹

    I ?? am really ?? disappointed ?????I was promised a magical, mysterious carnival festival circus thing. I was promise lots of magic and powers. I was promised an intriguing main character. And what did I get?? None of those!!!!!🌹 DISLIKESMy main problem with this book is how confusing the whole world was. It dumped all these names on me and nothing was explained??? Maybe I wasn’t paying attention??? Maybe I was skimming from the very beginning???? (Except my BR partner didn’t get it eith [...]


  • maymay ☕

    Yo, I’m back after taking time off to slump and embrace life as a hobo tried it, would definitely recommendI was v unproductive this week and it consisted of not doing any of the following:- Read- Read- Review the books I already read- Read- Review- Read:) aren’t you proud?Anyways, im here to kick slumpy!may! in her pants and force her to do something good for herself aka review this book for your loveliness Soooooooooo, let’s get onto the book.From the other reviews I’ve seen around, I [...]


  • 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 jynxes, illusions that can be killed – and I was beyond excited when our blog was accepted for an electronic ARC of this debut. Well, let's say my heels broke and I fell face-first into the dirt.Daughter of the Burning City had so much potential, so many brilliant ideas and magical elements which sp [...]


  • Maram

    THIS PAPERBACK EDITION IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE HARDCOVER ONE!!! WOW, GIMME 😍


  • bran (brandonthebookaddict)

    FUCKING FINALLY, I'VE FINISHED THIS BOOK AFTER TWO MONTHS.Blame it on the s l u m p.Daughter of the Burning City was an alluring, yet pretentious, and actually a surprising read. Mind you I started this book back in October but thanks to a reading slump of fucking dump, I finally managed to finish this book just now. It didn't really help though, that the major parts of the book trudged slowly through a heavy romance (while trying to solve a murder mystery - albeit, not a very engaging one). It [...]


  • ☙ percy ❧

    this was EXACTLY my sort of book. which means, if you know anything about me, that it was weird as hell. the originality in this book is honestly stunning; it was like nothing i've ever read before. i did get vibes of Seraphina and Pantomime, but they didn't really have much in common at all. (that said, if you liked this book then you'll like those books, so check them out. and vice versa.) this wasn't just an original high fantasy with the most interesting magic system i've come across in a wh [...]


  • Chloe

    I loved this! Not without its flaws, but I was very impressed by it! The plot pulled me in from the beginning, and while I actually guessed who was responsible for the murders early on, another twist did genuinely surprise me, and it made the book super satisfying for me all the same.The one thing that fell a tiiiny bit flat for me was simply that the illusions didn't feel all that developed as people. Often I'd forget which was which especially with the female illusions. However, the main chara [...]


  • Jill

    Full review to come! (: But basically this book was so interesting and unique at some point but also pretty predictable and boring at others overall pretty average for me.


  • Kate (GirlReading)

    I hear circuses and I instantly want to know more. Which is exactly why the moment I heard about Daughter of the Burning City, it shot to the top of my TBR but although I definitely enjoyed this, unfortunately I didn’t love it as much as I’d hoped to. For a large part of the book, I found the pacing pretty slow, which meant it felt a little tiresome to get through as times. Having said that, I loved the faster paced action scenes towards the end and would have loved to have had a bit more of [...]


  • Dannii Elle

    Whilst there were things I really enjoyed about this book I found this, ultimately, to be another instance of the hype surrounding this to lead my expectations to be too highly placed.Sorina can conjure illusions that seem and feel as real as any of the humans that come to see the freak show they perform together. This girl with no eyes is given a way to view the world through the senses of her creations and, so, their dual reliance on each other causes a dysfunctional, little family to form.I f [...]


  • 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 can see why people like this book * I just don't do carnivals I think: Caraval & The Night Circus weren't my friends so why did I think I'd enjoy this???* The pretty cover is not reason enough it seems * And the fact the author seems like an incredible person* I just don't get the concept (that' [...]


  • Acqua

    This is what Caraval should have been.I loved the setting: the descriptions and the history of Gomorrah were fascinating. The mystery aspect was well-developed and I didn't find it too predictable.I really liked the main character and her family of illusions (Nicoleta was my favorite, but I loved them all. I was heartbroken when some of them died).The only thing I didn't like was the romance: Luca was condescending (ring) and the ace & aro [1] representation wasn't great. He says "I guess I [...]


  • Emma♔☯ (Bookishfix)

    "Wicked, Wicked to the core,The city will burn forevermore"I was so excited when i ordered this book and it finally arrived. Not only did the synopsis draw me to this book but so did the beautiful cover. Although i haven't read alot of circus/carnival related books, this book blew me away. The characters, the festival, the mystery, the magic; it was beyond what i thought it would be and will definitely be reading it again at some point. Being Amanda Foody's first ever novel, she did such an amaz [...]


  • 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 magical, it was definitely strange and entertaining. The mystery was a good hook throughout and the world building outside Gammorah, while scarce, was intriguing as well. That being said, there were some smaller things I had issues with.Further, I haven't seen much said about the LGBTQIA+ representation [...]


  • Irene△⃒⃘

    4.2/5"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 longer burn."When there's a book with a circus involved, sign me in!I loved the drawings in the middle of Sorina's friends and family, aka her illusions. They were so helpful to actually picture them, how they would look like.I wished there was a map though, I think that in a book like this was [...]


  • Crazy4Books

    If I hadnt Buddy Read this with Jack +The Page Runner+ it would have probably stayed on my TBR shelf for at least another 6 months. Buddy reading added so much to the experience I hope we can do another one in the future. He pointed out some valid inconsistencies that I totally missed. Like someone who has no eyes making eye contact and how unfamilar the main character was with some places of the festival after living there for 13 years. His review goes more into depth than mine so you shoul [...]


  • Claire

    Thank you Netgalley for the chance to read this book. My views are entirely my own.For a debut, Foody wields the power fo the pen with expertise. The writing is succinct and clever, the world beautifully crafted and explored, and the characters are engaging and witty. I felt swept up by the world and accepted by Sorina's family. What more could a reader ask for?Gomorrah, the festival of wonders, full of twists and turns, adventure and charm. Foody manages to paint this living, ever-expanding, al [...]


  • Sarah

    3.5 starsGomorrah is a travelling circus that is so large it's practically a city in it's own right. It's a place of magic and mystery and everything about it is designed to entice the crowds to spend their money before it passes on to a new destination. Gomorrah is also a safe haven for magic users (known as jynx-workers) and misfits who aren't always accepted in normal society.Sorina has been with the circus for as long as she can remember after being adopted by the show proprietor, Villiam, w [...]


  • BooksAreLife

    3.5 stars!! The book itself is 3 stars but my enjoyment level was 4 stars hence the 3.5 stars :)


  • Rachael (RedRchlReads)

    5 Stars!I finished Daughter of the Burning City moments ago and absolutely loved it! As with most of my reads, I went in completely blind. (I didn't even know that it was set in a carnival or that the city is literally burning.) To me, this only serves to heighten the mystery and keep the allure of the story intact. I loved every second of it! Not a single piece of this book was cliche, predictable, or boring. Tropes are avoided and the balance between YA and Adult fantasy is perfectly achieved. [...]


  • Fafa's Book Corner

    I won an arc from the author and in exchange for an honest review. DNF Mini review: When I first heard about this I was so excited to read it! I immediately started trying to unravel the murder mystery before the book was released. And was even happier when the arc came on my doorstep. Unfortunately it wasn't for me. I started reading it and instantly became bored and just didn't care. Nonetheless I continued to read some more hoping to became interested and because I won it. Yeah that didn't h [...]


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