Somaiya Daud signs Mirage

Somaiya Daud

Debut author, Somaiya Daud has always been a lover of books. Daud received a degree in English literature and was a bookseller herself. Her education doesn’t end there, for she is preparing to write a dissertation on Victorians, rocks, race, and the environment.This new Young Adult fantasy captures the essence of royalty and adventure. In Mirage, eighteen year old Amani is “kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess Maram. The princess is so hated by her conquered people that she requires a body double, someone to appear in public as Maram, ready to die in her place.” Daud will be in conversation with bestselling author and friend of Mysterious Galaxy, Kiersten White, for her newest book Bright We Burn.

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Event date: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
5943 Balboa Ave
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92111
Mirage: A Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250126429
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - August 28th, 2018

In a world dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond her isolated home.

But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess Maram. The princess is so hated by her conquered people that she requires a body double, someone to appear in public as Maram, ready to die in her place.

As Amani is forced into her new role, she can't help but enjoy the palace's beauty--and her time with the princess' fiancé, Idris. But the glitter of the royal court belies a world of violence and fear. If Amani ever wishes to see her family again, she must play the princess to perfection...because one wrong move could lead to her death.


Bright We Burn (And I Darken #3) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780553522396
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Delacorte Press - July 10th, 2018

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