Mirage (Mirage, #1) by Somaiya Daud

Mirage (Mirage, #1)

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 sec...

Details Mirage (Mirage, #1)

TitleMirage (Mirage, #1)
Release DateAug 28th, 2018
PublisherFlatiron Books
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction

Reviews Mirage (Mirage, #1)

  • Emily May
    “you are not defined by the men in your life, no matter how powerful. You lived before them and you shall live after them. You can’t let them determine your path.” 3 1/2 stars. Now THIS is the feminist YA fantasy of 2018, not Heart of Thorns. It's imperfect, yes, falling into a number of debut author traps, but it's a slow-burning, diverse fantasy with a rich, Moroccan-inspired setting.Somewhat surprisingly, Mirage is a character-driven fan...
  • Em
    I am, as the poets say, a complete mess over this book.I love this book for many reasons: least of which that lately I’ve been full of the restless, dissatisfied energy that seemed to move into my heart after finishing a book, I’ve been chasing that particular high you only get from certain rare stories – the ones that make you want to press the book against your chest and try to soak up the gorgeous literature via osmosis, the ones that re...
  • Sabaa Tahir
    I have been waiting for this book and I didn't even know it. Smart, fast-paced, sexy, heartbreaking, with spectacular worldbuilding. The cultural details, from names to clothes to physical descriptions to poetry are so painstakingly and carefully done. It's a sci-fi that feels like a fantasy, which tbh is my favorite genre combo. You will be hearing me yell about this book all year. Add it to your TBRs, try to get your hands on an ARC. It is abso...
  • Melanie
    ARC provided by Flatiron in exchange for an honest review.You all should check out this amazing ownvoices review from Em! 💜 “On a small moon orbiting a large planet, in a small farmhouse in a small village, there was a box, and in this box was a feather.” Mirage is a magical, wonderful, important, gift to the YA SFF world. From characters I fell in love with, to the messages about the importance of your culture and your family, to the mo...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Release date: August 28, 2018Ok pretty sure this is going to be another one of my top reads of this year. It felt like a fantasy story with sci-fi elements mixed in and was just so wonderfully original. I was initially going to mention that I thought this story had echoes of Star Wars, buuuut that probably just reflects how shallow my actual sci-fi knowledge is instead of anything about the story. ANYWAYS this whole story is SO WELL DONE. The bas...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    That was absolutely AMAZING. Don't sleep on this when it comes out in August! RTCBuddy read with Danielle, Kelly, and Kaleena! ♥♥♥
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    About: Mirage is a young adult fantasy written by Somaiya Daud. It will be published on 8/28/18 by Flatiron Books, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, and science fiction. This book is the author’s debut and is intended for readers ages 13 to 18. My Experience: I started reading Mirage on 4/6/18 and finished it on 4/14/18. This book is an excellent read! I love that there’s a village on the moon...
  • Carrie
    Mirage by Somaiya Daud is the first book of the new young adult romantic science fiction fantasy series by the same name. Eighteen year old Amani is from a poor family living in a village on a remote moon when droids show up scanning everyone they come across.When the droids scan Amani they find something within her that causes her capture and to be whisked away from her home. The next Amani knows she is meeting Princess Maram and finds she i...
  • Fadwa (Word Wonders)
    I..am not okay.I really am not okay.This book was absolutely stunning and it broke me. I really do not have the words right now to form coherent sentences and express how much it means to me.Review to come when can pick myself off the floor.
  • Amanda
    You can also find my review here:https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress....I went into this book on reputation alone. I didn't read the blurb. I heard that it was good and a fantasy. I had not read any reviews before reading. I tried to go into reading it with as little bias as possible. All I knew was that some bloggers and reviewers opinions who I trust enjoyed reading it. I am glad that I read Mirage because it was an epic fantasy that swept me...
  • Courtney
    I got to read MIRAGE early and it is brilliant.Wow.More: https://www.instagram.com/p/BdOFSe9n36P/-Step 1. Read the description.Step 2. Add to your To-Reads List immediately becauseStep 3. [heart eyes emojis]
  • Benjamin
    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. RTC. Me trying to catch up with all the ARC I have:I'm so behind my reading schedule, but I will try to read more books and write reviews as fast as I can...I'm back btw.
  • Anissa (FairyLoot)
    Ahh, this book. Loved it so much!
  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    a soft, charming, very feminist read!✨ lots of character development✨ relationships are lovely✨ confusing politics???✨ nothing much else happened???rtc
  • Allison
    3.5/5I enjoyed this book, but after giving it some consideration, I feel like there could be some improvements to it. I saw a bunch of 4 and 5 star reviews, and I was trying to get myself to like it, but in certain portions, I just found it boring. The concept sounded really great, as it kind of reflects back on the title of the book. The plot was just okay, and I felt like a lot of it wasn't necessary. Basically, the entire book was about Amari'...
  • Lilly (Lair Of Books)
    ARC provided by Flatiron/Macmillan in exchange for an honest reviewBuddy Read: Melanie @Meltotheany | Amy @A Court Of Crowns and Quills | Julie @Pages and Pens | Jules @JA Ironsidet | Chelsea @Chelsea PalmerFULL REVIEW MAY ALSO BE VIEWED ON LAIR OF BOOKSMY REVIEW...***5 EPIC STARS***Content Warning: Physical abuse, Kidnapping, and Cultural erasureMirage is Somaiya Daud’s Moroccan inspired debut that will leave readers wanting more from this aut...
  • Noha Badawi
    I have a l o t to say about this book.I need some time to wrap my head around it for it to come out right.
  • idiolects
    this is the truest space fantasy pleasure cruise i've taken since star wars took me to space monaco—get ready, now, for space morocco!—and the most clearly rendered in its detail and intention in... a while. no spoilers, but the engine of this book drives PERFECTLY and the vessel is equal parts streamlined for starworthiness and viscerally lush. it knows itself, grounds its world, loves its material, knows its own heart, and if you're reading...
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    * ARC provided by Flatiron Books in return for an honest review. I was so thrilled when I got approved for the physical arc of this stunning, diverse, and richly woven story of Amani, who is the exact double of the cruel Princess Maram. She's recruited to act as the Princesses double, making public appearances and risking her life as the rebellion strengthens. She finds comfort in the Princesses fiance, Idris and the religion and culture she was ...
  • carnovalesque
    Okay. To preface: this is not a bad book. This is a good book. In some ways, in fact, it's great. I just want to stress this because my review might seem overly critical, but most of my reasons are really all about me and my tastes, which seem to be changing. So what is this book about? Well, the Goodreads summary does a pretty good job explaining about 50% of the book (which is part of the problem, but I'll get to it later). So, Amani is Princes...