City of a Thousand Dolls
Author: Miriam Forster
Release Date: 2013
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 isolated estate, where orphan girls apprentice as musicians, healers, courtesans, and, if the rumors are true, assassins. Nisha makes her way as Matron’s assistant, her closest companions the mysterious cats that trail her shadow. Only when she begins a forbidden flirtation with the city’s handsome young courier does she 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 getting involved, Nisha jeopardizes not only her own future in the City of a Thousand Dolls—but her own life.
This book wasn't even on my radar until the cover release and then holy hell, Batman! That cover! And then that summary! Assassins! I LOVE assassins! And girls who decide to be badass!
And still, ugh, that cover! It's gorgeous!
And bonus points for being a stand-alone!
What do you think of it, hmm?