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Diamond City : A Novel

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Meet Aina Solis. Pulled off the streets when she was twelve years old, Aina was trained to become one of the most powerful and dangerous assassins in Sumerand, a kingdom founded by immigrants, built by magic, and still reeling from an industrial revolution that's led to all-out civil war. Fearless and willing to risk everything - and with nothing left to lose - Aina is ready to leave her wretched past behind and accept a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: to kill a wealthy industrialist named Kouta. But this career-defining move won't come easy. She will have to act against her boss Kohl, who doesn't tolerate his assassins working against him. What will be the price for her betrayal? Meanwhile, the closer Aina gets to her target, the more she craves an answer to the questions an assassin is never meant to ask: Who wants Kouta dead? And why was Aina chosen for this mission?

Now, in a city full of dark forces and hidden agendas, old rivalries and a whole new world of enemies, it's up to Aina to unravel a conspiracy that could rewrite Sumerand's history and her own future. Is it too late to save her city - and herself? Is courage born or is it bred? And what must Aina sacrifice for a second chance to begin a better, brighter life?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 165 x 243 x 38mm | 558g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Includes color endpapers
  • 1250220440
  • 9781250220448
  • 972,436

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Full of action sequences that will compel readers to keep turning pages, this book is ideal for those who enjoy fast-paced stories ... Give to fans of dystopian stories similar to Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games trilogy or James Dashner's Maze Runner series. - School Library Journal

A thrilling adventure, through a vibrant city as alive as any character, about a girl willing to do anything to better her circumstances. - Emily A. Duncan, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Saints

"Just like the metropolis for which it's named, Diamond City is full of shadows, secrets, and heart-stopping surprises. An absolutely electric debut!" - Crystal Smith, author of Bloodleaf

Diamond City is a fast-paced book about a heroine I constantly found myself root for. THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. - June Hur, author of Silence of Bones

Diamond City is epic and enthralling, truly a spectacular, unique, fresh YA fantasy that you cannot miss. - Katie Zhao, author of The Dragon Warrior

This is a book with a protagonist you will 100% root for, a plot that doesn't let you go, a world that chokes you with its grit and grime and smoke, and a story that will open your eyes and stay with you long after you've turned the last page. - Amelie Wen Zhao, author of Blood Heir
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About Francesca Flores

Francesca Flores is a writer, traveler and linguist. Raised in Pittsburgh, she read every fantasy book she could get her hands on and started writing her own stories at a young age. She began writing Diamond City while working as a corporate travel manager. When she's not writing or reading, Francesca enjoys traveling, dancing ballet and jazz, practicing trapeze and contortion, and visiting parks and trails around San Francisco, where she currently resides.
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489 ratings
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4 30% (146)
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2 11% (53)
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