21 Aug 2018

#BlogTour: MIRAGE by Somaiya Daud // #Aesthetic + #Giveaway

Hello and welcome to my blog tour post for

MIRAGE by Somaiya Daud!

Today I have a book aesthetic for you so you can visualize the story before you read it! I also have a US only giveaway for a finished copy of the book, so be sure to check out the whole post. This tour is hosted by Aimee, Always. But first, let's learn about the book.


Author: Somaiya Daud
Series: Mirage #1
Source: ARC via Publisher
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: August 28, 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’ fiancĂ©, 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.
I loved the scenery and imagery of this book. There was so much lush descriptions to this and I loved imagining every scene. Here are some visuals that you can use to imagine the world of MIRAGE before you pick up your own copy!

Somaiya Daud was born in a Midwestern city, and spent a large part of her childhood and adolescence moving around. Like most writers, she started when she was young and never really stopped. Her love of all things books propelled her to get a degree in English literature (specializing in the medieval and early modern), and while she worked on her Master’s degree she doubled as a bookseller at Politics and Prose in their children’s department. Determined to remain in school for as long as possible, she packed her bags in 2014 and moved the west coast to pursue a doctoral degree in English literature. Now she’s preparing to write a dissertation on Victorians, rocks, race, and the environment.

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  1. Oh man, that aesthetic is everything! <3 I am soo intrigued by this book, can't wait for the chance to read it!

  2. LOVE the aesthetic! The photo with the two girls is definitely giving me Maram & Amani feels. ♥ Thank you for participating in the tour!

  3. The moon and tree photo is my favorite. This book sounds exciting to read.


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