Shimmer and Burn
To save her sister’s life, Faris must smuggle magic into a plague-ridden neighboring kingdom in this exciting and dangerous start to a brand-new fantasy duology.Faris grew up fighting to survive in the slums of Brindaigel while caring for her sister, Cadence. But when Cadence is caught trying to flee the kingdom and is sold into slavery, Faris reluctantly agrees to a lucrative scheme to buy her back, inadvertently binding herself to the power-hungry Princess Bryn, who wants to steal her father’s throne.Now Faris must smuggle stolen magic into neighboring Avinea to incite its prince to alliance—magic that addicts in the war-torn country can sense in her blood and can steal with a touch. She and Bryn turn to a handsome traveling magician, North, who offers protection from Avinea’s many dangers, but he cannot save Faris from Bryn’s cruelty as she leverages Cadence’s freedom to force Faris to do anything—or kill anyone—she asks. Yet Faris is as fierce as Bryn, and even as she finds herself falling for North, she develops schemes of her own.With the fate of kingdoms at stake, Faris, Bryn, and North maneuver through a dangerous game of magical and political machinations, where lives can be destroyed—or saved—with only a touch.

Shimmer and Burn Details

TitleShimmer and Burn
ReleaseAug 8th, 2017
PublisherMargaret K. McElderry Books
Number of pages336 pages
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

Shimmer and Burn Review

  • Candace Robinson
    March 17, 2017
    This book started off freakin amazing, but then it slowly turned into average territory! Faris made a lot of terrible choices... North was sweet... Bryn was an awesome villain that I completely hated, but I was confused A LOT about this world, but maybe that is just me. I still want to continue with the next book, though.
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    February 10, 2016
    When you see there's a cover model, and you like your covers model free... ---Wait, why was the title changed? No!!! Until Our Blood Runs Clean was a way cooler title! =(
  • Cody Roecker
    March 20, 2016
    I mean. Read the blurb.
    December 18, 2016
    I click want to read, largely because of the GORGEOUS COVER with a REAL LIFE GIRL this is not a good idea not a good idea at all
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