City of a Thousand Dolls

City of a Thousand Dolls

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The girl with no past-and no future-may be the only one who can save their lives. Nisha was abandoned at the gates of the City of a Thousand Dolls when she was just a child. Now sixteen, she lives on the grounds of the remote estate, where orphan girls apprentice as musicians, healers, courtesans, and, if the rumors are true, assassins. She makes her way as Matron's errand girl, never letting herself imagine a life outside the walls ...until one by one, girls around her start to die. Readers who flock to lush, romantic fantasies like the Graceling series and Tamora Pierce's Bloodhound books will be won over by Nisha and her poignant, emotional journey through the captivating world of City of a Thousand Dolls. Extras included in the paperback edition.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 26mm | 280g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperTeen
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062121324
  • 9780062121325
  • 473,514

Review quote

"Set in a magically isolated Empire, Forster's well-crafted story and confident prose are rich, packed with small details that immerse readers in her sumptuously imagined world." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A fantastical murder mystery with a creative premise, heart-pounding pacing, and characters with secrets to keep." -- Cinda Williams Chima,author of the best-selling Seven Realms series "The mystery here is a fine one, and the concept of the City is well executed. As Nisha must choose between remaining within the cloistered safety of the City or taking her chances with the outside world, her dilemma will be familiar to teens looking toward adulthood." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "With fantastic world building and a wonderful heroine, City of a Thousand Dolls intrigued me from the first page." -- Cindy Pon, author of Silver Phoenixshow more

Back cover copy

The girl with no past, and no future, may be the only one who can save their lives. Nisha was abandoned at the gates of the City of a Thousand Dolls. Now sixteen, she lives on the grounds of the isolated estate where orphan girls apprentice as musicians, healers, courtesans, and, if the rumors are true, assassins. Nisha has never let herself imagine a life outside the walls . . . until one by one, girls around her start to die. Before she becomes the next victim, Nisha decides to uncover the secrets that surround the girls' deaths. But by doing so, Nisha jeopardizes not only the City of a Thousand Dolls and her place in it--but also her life.show more

About Miriam Forster

Miriam Forster is a recovering barista and former bookseller who is obsessed with anthropology, British television, and stories of all kinds. She lives in Oregon with her husband and her cat. City of a Thousand Dolls was her debut novel.show more

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3 27% (1,148)
2 9% (385)
1 3% (138)
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