Court of Lions: Mirage Book 2 - Mirage (Hardback)Somaiya Daud (author)
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Two identical girls, one a princess, the other a rebel. Who will rule the empire?
Amani must make a devastating choice between revolution and family in this sequel to the instant Sunday Times bestseller Mirage.
After being swept up into the brutal Vathek court, Amani, the ordinary girl forced to serve as the half-Vathek princess's body double, has been forced into complete isolation. The cruel but complex princess, Maram, with whom Amani had cultivated a tenuous friendship, discovered Amani's connection to the rebellion and has forced her into silence, and if Amani crosses Maram once more, her identity - and her betrayal - will be revealed to everyone in the court.
Amani is desperate to continue helping the rebellion, to fight for her people's freedom. But she must make a devastating decision: will she step aside, and watch her people suffer, or continue to aid them, and put herself and her family in mortal danger? And whatever she chooses, can she bear to remain separated, forever, from Maram's fiance, Idris?
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 218 x 140 x 36 mm
Mirage is full of characters who feel like they existed long before the story began, and a rich world that is as beautiful as it is cruel. A smart, romantic, exciting debut from a rare talent -- Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent
Prepare yourself for a story that's enriching, thrilling, and captivating * BuzzFeed *
Mirage is by turns thrilling and ruminative, sexy and heartbreaking. Somaiya Daud has written a moving and unforgettable debut * Sabaa Tahir, author of An Ember in the Ashes *
Superb . . . a beautiful and necessary meditation on finding strength in one's culture * Entertainment Weekly *
Beautifully detailed, with enchanting poetry and characters you'll come to care for, Mirage is an exciting introduction to what is sure to be a thrilling series * CultureFly *
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“A captivating, beautifully written sequel that outdoes its predecessor”
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“A Must Read!”
I received a copy of this book via Netgalley to review. Thank you for the opportunity.
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