Mirage by Somaiya Daud is an epic fantasy fantasy series about a poor girl who becomes the body double of a reviled princess of a ruthless empire. The reviewers said: “Mirage has what it takes to be “the next big thing in sci-fi/fantasy” (School Library Journal starred review); The Christian Science Monitor: “A YA marvel. Daud’s debut novel has the flair of an Arthurian drama, the lavish sensory detail of a Nizar Qabbani poem, and the sleek technical flair of a sci-fi series…this audacious combination is so skillfully done that it’ll shock breath into your lungs. If you loved The Wrath and the Dawn and Children of Blood and Bone, Mirage will captivate you.”
Somaiya Daud, author of Mirage, on the Influence of Heritage
Somaiya Daud, author of Mirage, speaks about how her upcoming novel was influenced by her heritage. Mirage is an enriching Moroccan-inspired sci-fi/fantasy novel hitting shelves on August 28th. You can learn more about the book and order your copy here:
Somaiya Daud is a PhD candidate at the University of Washington. A former bookseller in the children's department at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC, Somaiya is passionate about Arabic poetry, the stars, and the Gothic novel. Mirage is her debut novel.