Daughter of the Burning City
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 has always believed--until one of them is murdered. Sorina must find the culprit and determine how they killed a person who doesn't exist. Her search leads her to the gossip-worker Luca, and their investigation sends them through a haze of political turmoil and forbidden romance into sinister corners of the festival. But as the killer continues to murder Sorina's illusions, she must get to the horrifying truth before all her loved ones disappear.
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Adoption; Single parent; Family member death; Gay/Lesbian; Bisexuality; adopted child; single father; death; grief; family tragedy; homosexual; bisexual; demisexual; same sex relationship
hallucinations; illusions; carnivals; murder; mystery; circus
Foody, Amanda, "Daughter of the Burning City" (2017). Diverse Families. 1327.