Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday #103: Mirage by Somaiya Daud

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title:  Mirage
Author:  Somaiya Daud
Expected Publication Date:  August 28th, 2018

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.

Oooh! A book where the protagonist has to pretend to be somebody?  Sign me up!

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!


  1. This is a great pick, it sounds really good!!!

  2. I saw this one mentioned on another post and am now dying to read it. This sounds so good! I don't read enough science fiction.

  3. That cover is to die for! LOVE it... And the premise, which sounds really enjoyable. I hope you love this one, Ronyell.

  4. Love this cover and the book synopsis. I have it in my TBR pile and I can't wait to read it. Hope we both enjoy this book a lot!

    Renee ~ My Wow

  5. I saw Mirage on another Can't Wait Wednesday post and added it to my TBR. It sounds pretty awesome and I love that cover!

  6. Ooh, this sounds exciting! Great pick! :)

  7. This one is gaining popularity. Hope you love it!

  8. Nice! Been hearing a lot of buzz over this one! Hope the hype holds true for you!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  9. This is new to me, but I hope you enjoy reading it!
    My WoW

  10. I agree this one is on my TBR list. I love this pick!

    Mary my CWW!

  11. This sounds fab!

    Book for Conpany

  12. OMG, Ronyell!!! What an absolutely AWESOME pick!! I LOVE SF, and this one sounds SO fascinating!! Plus, that cover is STUNNING!! I might feature it in my cover meme this week! If son, I'll be sure to link back to this post!

    Thanks for sharing, and for commenting on my CWW post!! <3 :)

  13. This one is on my list to read as well. I hope we both love it!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

  14. This book has been sitting on my nightstand for a while. I really need to get to it. I hope we both enjoy it!

    Thanks for sharing,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  15. ooh, this sounds great! I hope you'll enjoy it! I'll have to add it to my TBR!