Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday (#269): Mirage by Somaiya Daud

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, I'm featuring:

Mirage by Somaiya Daud
Book Three of the Mirage series
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: August 28, 2018

Summary (from Goodreads):

In a star system 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 moon.

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.

Doesn't this sound amazing? Science fiction for the win! It's a new one to me and I am really looking forward to reading it, hopefully sooner rather than later. =)


  1. This cover!!!! It just draws you in to the beauty!!! Plus it sounds pretty amazing too! My CWW

  2. Ooh nice! I saw this one the other day! Definitely one to keep an eye on!

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  3. Is this really book three? I've never heard of this series before. It sounds amazing!

  4. This one sounds interesting! I hope the world building is amazing and you enjoy this one!

  5. Wow, this one sounds exciting. Just finished YA fantasy and I'm up for something similar. Need to check this series!

  6. This sounds so goooood! I've had it on my TBR for some time now and finally some news on it yay~

  7. Ooh pretty cover. I don't know the series; hope it's a good one though.


  8. Eee, space :D And gorgeous cover too. <3 Sounds like a great book. I'm curious about it :) Hope you'll love it lots Alyssa. <3

  9. I’m not sure if I’ve heard of this series. It sounds good though! I hope you love this one when you get to read it. Great cover also! 😀

  10. This is the first time I've heard of this, but I can't imagine why! Sounds good!

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  11. I don't know if I've heard of this series, but that sounds good, the cover is gorgeous, and I need to check it out. Great pick!
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  12. How have I not seen this series before? This book sounds great and looks great :) I hope you enjoy it!

  13. Ooo this one sounds really good! Books involving empires and royals always intrigue me. Plus I love the cover. Great pick! I hope you love it.


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