Here you can find young adult SFF book release calendar I prepared for the site, as well as the schedule of my upcoming blog post. I try to include books recommended or blurbed as diverse, especially own voices, books with LGBTQIA+ cast, books with disability representation, and books with non-white cultural setting, but please note that I haven’t read the books included in the calendar as “RELEASE DAY”. These are the books I intended to read and review. Please do contact me if you have any suggestion, especially regarding books to add or to remove from the list. Enjoy!
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RELEASE DAY – Daughter of the Burning City (Amanda Foody)
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.
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.
Category: young adult | fantasy | horror