Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody // Review

Title: Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

Rating: ★★★★.5

Release: 25th July 2017

Synopsis: Even among the many unusual members of the travelling circus that has always been her home sixteen-yea-old 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 of 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. Now she must unravel the horrifying truth before all her loved ones disappear.divider-2461548_1280


A trip the circus has never seemed so dangerous, a fantastic story with a world you want to jump right into even with the dangers!

From the first page I was so in love, I loved how we got introduced to each character almost instantly. It really brought me completely into the world of the book, and the way each character had their own introduction during the show was genius.

The book gave me such The Greatest Showman feelings, which was amazing. Sorina was such a unique character and the depth she had when talking about each of her illusions was just brilliant. I really liked seeing how the situations she was in affected her and how strong she was to overcome them.

The addition of the drawings was absolutely wonderful, and something I never expected to have. It felt so authentic and I was genuinely shocked at how perfectly it worked overall.

The book was completely filled with twists and turns and I couldn’t put it down because I had to know what happened next. There were so many revelations, I couldn’t handle them all and I’m still not over it.

Amanda created the world brilliantly, and this story really blew me away. A debut novel that I fell in love with from the first page. I’m not only in awe of the writing style, but also in love with every character.

You can buy Daughter of the Burning City on Amazon UK here!

5 thoughts on “Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody // Review

  1. I just took this book out from the library because I really loved Ace of Shades. I hopefully with get to it this month. You saying it gave you of The Greatest Showman feelings has me really pumped. I just watched that on Saturday and it was really enjoyable. I’m really excited to get to this one.


      1. I’m reading it now and I’m enjoying. I’m interested to find out who is behind the killings. I don’t have any idea who it could be. I have about 100 pages left so I will be finding out soon.


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