Anticipated Adventures: Court of Lions (Mirage #2) by Somaiya Daud (+ Giveaway!)

(Last Updated On: July 30, 2020)

Anticipated Adventures is a regular feature at Reader Voracious where I highlight and discuss upcoming releases I can’t wait to get my hands on!

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๐Ÿ“ฃย  This week, I’m shining the spotlight on Court of Lions, the second and final installment of the Mirage series by Somaiya Daud! This duology is a powerful own-voices Moroccan inspired SFF tale of culture, family, oppression, and rebellion with a diverse cast of complex characters that you cannot help but adore.


About Court of Lions

Publisher: Flatiron Booksย  |ย  Release Date: August 4, 2020ย  |ย  Pages: 320
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

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Court of Lions coverTwo identical girls, one a princess, the other a rebel. Who will rule the empire?

After being swept up into the brutal Vathek court, Amani, the ordinary girl forced to serve as the half-Vathek princess’s body double, has been forced into complete isolation. The cruel but complex princess, Maram, with whom Amani had cultivated a tenuous friendship, discovered Amani’s connection to the rebellion and has forced her into silence, and if Amani crosses Maram once more, her identity – and her betrayal – will be revealed to everyone in the court.

Amani is desperate to continue helping the rebellion, to fight for her people’s freedom. But she must make a devastating decision: will she step aside, and watch her people suffer, or continue to aid them, and put herself and her family in mortal danger? And whatever she chooses, can she bear to remain separated, forever, from Maram’s fiancรฉ, Idris?

Friends, I am so excited to finally see how this duology ends! Mirage came out in 2018 and was one of my favorite reads but the sequel was postponed to the year.

One of my favorite things about Daud’s debut that has me so excited to read this sequel is the poetic prose and vivid worldbuilding. The writing draws you in and keeps you entranced until the end of the book… and my wait has come to an end as I have an eARC to read! *happy dance*

(Don’t worry, you only have to wait a few more days as it comes out on Tuesday, August 4, 2020!)

Read my Review of Mirage



In partnership with Flatiron Books, I’m hosting a giveaway in celebration of Court of Lions! One lucky winner will receive a finished copy.

To enter:

  • Retweet the tweet below for a chance to win!
  • Ends at 8:00 a.m. on August 5, 2020.
  • Earn extra entries for following @FlatironBooks, @SomaiyaDaud, and @kalventure.
  • US only (sorry friends).
  • Winner will be selected on August 5, 2020.

May the odds be ever in your favor!


With everything going on in the world right now and some publication dates being pushed back, I want to do my part to boost books I’m excited for… especially since my reading capacity on ARCs has been zero for months.

Are you excited for Court of Lions? Was it already on your radar? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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