Review: Book: Mirage- Somaiya Daud


Title: Mirage 

Series: Mirage Series #1

Author’s Name: Somaiya Daud

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Genre: YA Fantasy

Page Count: 320 Pages

ISBN: 1250126428 (ISBN13: 9781250126429)

Author or Book Website:

Link to Amazon purchase page: Mirage

Link to Goodreads: Mirage

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

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.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I read the description of this book and I wanted it so bad. I wanted to see her go on an adventure, but what does happened to her is a lot for one person to take on. Forced to be the body double for a princess who is hated by her people for she in the ruler of an invading race and she has taken the prince of the moon captive. Amani is going through a ceremony when she is taken away and she is forced to undergo training and that includes spending time with the princess and the captive prince. There is fear of assassination. Now all Amani wants to do is go home now that the glimmer of the palace life is starting to fade. It is a really good read. Looking forward to more in this series. 

My Rating of the Book: 4 1/2 Stars

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