Debut Author of the Week: Amanda Foody DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY

Daughter of the Burning City is out this Tuesday!!! This book has been one of my most anticipated reads of 2017, and I’m so thrilled to get to read it! I am in love with the premise of the story, and that cover is just absolutely stunning!

About Amanda Foody

From Amanda’s Website


Amanda Foody has always considered imagination to be our best attempt at magic. After spending her childhood longing to attend Hogwarts, she now loves to write about immersive settings and characters grappling with insurmountable destinies. She holds a Masters in Accountancy from Villanova University, and a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from the College of William and Mary. Currently, she works as a tax accountant in Philadelphia, PA, surrounded by her many siblings and many books.

DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY, her first novel, will be published by Harlequin TEEN on July 25, 2017. Her second, ACE OF SHADES, will follow on April 24, 2018.

About Daughter of the Burning City


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.

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.


YA and Wine Pairing

I’ll be pairing this imaginative new story set in an illusory traveling circus-city with this Circus Malbec. I can’t wait to see if the flavor of the wine matches the tone of this highly-anticipated read!

*All wine recommendations are strictly for those of legal drinking age only.*

Will you be reading Daughter of the Burning City this week? What is your favorite circus themed novel?

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28 thoughts on “Debut Author of the Week: Amanda Foody DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY

  1. TizzyMatic says:

    I have my fingers crossed on receiving this sometime soon. Looking up to be a great read, since I love magic and the imaginative tone presented. My favorite circus-themed novel goes all the way back to the Circue du Freak series. Definitely need to reread those books.

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      I hope you get to read this one soon. It definitely sounds like your kind of novel. I’ve never read the Circue du Freak series, but it sounds like I need to!

  2. Marie says:

    I have been seeing this book around A LOT lately, so now I’m taking it as a sign that I should get it as soon as I can 🙂 Lovely post! 😀 <3

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      I’m glad to hear you’ve been reading YA. I’m a little partial to it. 😉 You’ll have to let me know if you read this one.

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      It’s TOMORROW! Yay! I’ve been so excited for this one. My friend sent me the ARC, and I clearly haven’t gotten a chance to read it yet, but I do hope I get to read it soon. Let me know if you end up reading it!

      • bookprincessreviews says:

        Yesssssssssss. I’ve been waiting to let my Caraval buzz die down a bit before I jump into another carnival book. But that cover and that synopsis and how cool Amanda is just makes me want to read it pronto. I’ve convinced myself to pause on it but…you might have helped reignite the excitement. XD

      • KrystiYAandWine says:

        It’s true. It’s always hard not to compare things, but from what I’ve heard, this one sounds really unique, so maybe it won’t be as much of a problem? I don’t know. I haven’t gotten to read it yet. But I can’t wait! Let me know when you read it though!

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