CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD38922
Released: Aug 28, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781250299314
Narrator/s: Rasha Zamamiri
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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The stunning epic fantasy inspired by the author's Moroccan heritage about a poor girl who must become the body double of a princess of a ruthless empire hailed as "a rich, dazzling, powerful debut" by Tahereh Mafi, the New York Times author of the Shatter Me series In a world 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 home. 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. 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.

Author(s): Somaiya Daud
Series: Mirage Series No: 1

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Author(s): Somaiya Daud
Product Number EB00688392
Released: Aug 28, 2018
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: #9781250126443

Professional reviews

"Prepare to be transported to a whole new world by this powerful, captivating YA audiobook. Narrator Rasha Zamamiri weaves family, politics, romance, and science fiction into a beautifully delivered story of adventure and intrigue. Eighteen-year-old Amani dreams of a world that is no longer under the rule of the brutal and powerful Vathek empire. The story begins as Amani is taken from her family and forced to serve the dangerous, mysterious Vathek princess. Zamamiri expertly portrays Amani's ferocity, passion, and fear as everything she knows is taken from her and she must rely on herself to survive. A mesmerizing coming-of-age story, this is a must-listen. K.S.M. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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