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Mirage

(2018)
(The first book in the Mirage series)
A novel by

 
 
The crown of Dihya had been stripped from me, my face changed, my body broken.
But I was not a slave and I was not a spare.
I was my mother's daughter, and I would survive and endure. I would find my way back home.

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The instant Sunday Times bestseller!

'Prepare yourself for a story that's enriching, thrilling, and captivating' - BuzzFeed

'Somaiya Daud is a rare talent. A smart, romantic, exciting debut.' - Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent

'By turns thrilling and ruminative, sexy and heartbreaking' - Sabaa Tahir, author of an Ember in the Ashes

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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 and receiving a sign that one day, she, too, will have adventures, and travel beyond her isolated moon.

But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects. She is kidnapped by the government and taken in secret to the royal palace. There, 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 to appear in public, 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 she soon realises that 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
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August 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Mirage: the captivating Sunday Times bestseller
Author(s): Somaiya Daud
ISBN: 1-4736-7262-7 / 978-1-4736-7262-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Paperback Editions

August 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mirage: A Novel
Author(s): Somaiya Daud
ISBN: 1-250-12643-6 / 978-1-250-12643-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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June 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mirage: the captivating Sunday Times bestseller
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
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August 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mirage: the captivating Sunday Times bestseller
Author(s): Somaiya Daud
ISBN: 1-4736-7263-5 / 978-1-4736-7263-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


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


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


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 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mirage: the captivating Sunday Times bestseller
Author(s): Somaiya Daud
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU