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Daughter of the burning city /

by Foody, Amanda [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Teen, [2017]Description: 377 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780373212439; 0373212437.Subject(s): Hallucinations and illusions -- Fiction | Carnivals -- Fiction | Murder -- Fiction | Mystery and detective stories | Fantasy | Hallucinations and illusions -- Fiction | Carnivals -- Fiction | Murder -- Fiction | Detective and mystery fiction | Fantasy fiction | Novels | Fantasy fiction | Detective and mystery fiction | Fantasy fiction | Detective and mystery fiction | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | NovelsSummary: Coming of age within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival's traveling carnival of fantasy, Sorina uses her rare illusion-creating talents to create family members that she believes do not really exist, until one of them is murdered.
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A darkly irresistible new fantasy set in the infamous Gomorrah Festival, a traveling carnival of debauchery that caters to the strangest of dreams and desires<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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. 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 her loved ones disappear.

Coming of age within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival's traveling carnival of fantasy, Sorina uses her rare illusion-creating talents to create family members that she believes do not really exist, until one of them is murdered.

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Sixteen-year-old Sorina, "The Girl Who Sees Without Eyes," heads the "Gomorrah Festival Freak Show," of which the other performers are all her created illusions. When someone begins the presumed-impossible task of systematically murdering the illusions, Sorina must use every available resource--even an insufferable but attractive festival poison-worker--to find the killer. An intriguing narrative conjures many special effects but without much lasting substance. (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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