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Mirage

(2018)
(The first book in the Mirage series)
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"Mirage is full of characters who feel like they existed long before the story began, and a rich world that is as beautiful as it is cruel. Somaiya Daud is a rare talent. A smart, romantic, exciting debut." (Veronica Roth, number one New York Times best-selling author of Divergent and Carve the Mark)

In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, 16-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' fiance, Idris. But the glitter of the royal court belies a world of violence and fear, and one wrong move could lead to her death....

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy    

Praise for this book

"Daud is a masterful storyteller. Mirage gives readers an exquisitely wrought world with deft characters, death-defying stakes, and an aching romance. Bound to linger in your dreams." - Roshani Chokshi

"Mirage is a fantastic book. It's full of my favourite things: secrets, intrigue, gorgeous mythology, and complicated characters. It will break your heart and fill you with hope" - Kat Howard

"Lush and dangerous, Mirage had me entranced. Amani's journey-from rural innocent to calculating young woman, from village girl to royal impersonator-is galactic. Daud's novel asks, 'what does it mean to impersonate your enemy?' And the answer she provides here is nothing short of thrilling. I was here for all of it, and I desperately need to know what happens next." - Tochi Onyebuchi

"A smart, romantic, exciting debut by a rare talent." - Veronica Roth

"A masterful, stunning read that brings Somaiya onto the scene as a major talent and voice and force to be reckoned with." - Margaret Stohl

"Mirage had me enthralled from its first page to its last. It's a a heart-wrenching, romantic, and exhilarating page-turner. Begin preparing yourselves for it now. Somaiya Daud is a brilliant writer and she has written a brilliant book." - Courtney Summers


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Hardback Editions

August 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mirage: A Novel
Author(s): Somaiya Daud
ISBN: 1-250-12642-8 / 978-1-250-12642-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Mirage: Mirage Book 1
Author(s): Somaiya Daud
ISBN: 1-4736-7262-7 / 978-1-4736-7262-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

August 2019 : USA Paperback

Title: Mirage
Author(s): Somaiya Daud
ISBN: 1-250-12643-6 / 978-1-250-12643-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: Mirage: Mirage Book 1
Author(s): Somaiya Daud
ISBN: 1-4736-5174-3 / 978-1-4736-5174-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mirage (International Edition)
Author(s): Somaiya Daud
ISBN: 1-250-31535-2 / 978-1-250-31535-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan USA
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mirage: Mirage Book 1
Author(s): Somaiya Daud
ISBN: 1-4736-7263-5 / 978-1-4736-7263-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

August 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Mirage: A Novel
Author(s): Somaiya Daud
ISBN: 1-250-29931-4 / 978-1-250-29931-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Mirage: A Novel
Author(s): Somaiya Daud
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Mirage: A Novel
Author(s): Somaiya Daud
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Mirage: A Novel
Author(s): Somaiya Daud
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mirage: Mirage Book 1
Author(s): Somaiya Daud
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK