Thrice Interview + Giveaway: CITY OF A THOUSAND DOLLS

Hi! Today we’re celebrating the release of Miriam Forster’s CITY OF A THOUSAND DOLLS!

city of 1000 dollsThey say: An exotic treat set in an entirely original, fantastical world brimming with deadly mystery, forbidden romance, and heart-stopping adventure.

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.

“A fantastical murder mystery with a creative premise, heart-pounding pacing, and characters with secrets to keep.”
-Cinda Williams Chima, author of best-selling THE EXILED QUEEN

“With fantastic world building and a wonderful heroine, City of a Thousand Dolls intrigued me from the first page.”
-Cindy Pon, author of SILVER PHOENIX

I say: I haven’t had a chance to read this yet (it just debuted today!) but it sounds amazing and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

Now for our interview with Miriam:

1. Describe your main character in 3 adjectives + a noun.

 Nisha is a loyal, protective, uncertain loner.  

2. Describe your book in 3 adjectives + a noun.

Creepy, mysterious, South Asian fantasy 

3. Describe yourself in 3 adjectives + a noun.

Stubborn, independent, curious day-dreamer

4. If you could travel to any 3 countries, what would they be?

India, Ireland, and Chile

5. If you could take any 3 non-writing-related classes, what would they be?

Tap dance, krav maga, and sign language 

6. If you could have any 3 alternate careers, what would they be?

Bookseller, mechanical engineer, or singer (JS: what diverse choices!)

7. What are your 3 favorite flowers?

Wild roses, pussy willows, and pansies

8. What are your 3 favorite foods?

Macaroni & cheese (JS: ME TOO), ravioli, and soup

9. What are your 3 favorite books?

REDWALL by Brian Jacques, THE GIVER by Lois Lowry, and DEALING WITH DRAGONS by Patricia C. Wrede 

Awesome! Thanks so much for stopping by, Miriam!

CIty of 1000 dolls posterYou can find out more about Miriam by following her on twitter or Tumblr or reading her blog.

And Miriam’s generous enough to give away a signed poster (8.5″ x 11″) to a lucky someone in the US or Canada. To enter, just leave a comment below by Friday at midnight!

15 Responses

  1. Dana

    I think the cover is fantastic! It kind of makes me think of the oracle scenes in The Neverending Story! I can't wait to read it!

  2. Mara

    I have been looking forward to this book ever since I heard of it last year! It’s such a unique concept! Thank you for featuring it! 😀

  3. Susan Light

    I have read lots of fantastic reviews about this book today. I loved Grave Mercy and one reviewer compared it to this book. I am definitely adding to my TBR pile. I cannot wait. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. OH MY GOSH IT'S MIRIAM! Miriam is fantastic. I am so glad that you wrote with South Asia in mind – I'm of Indian descent! And I love fantasy novels. I WILL be reading CoaTD vwery soon 🙂


  5. Desiree

    I love this cover art! It is beautiful. This is one of those books that I preordered long ago. It is one of those rare books where my heart beat actually raises a little just from holding it in my hands! I am so excited to read it.

  6. This book looks like it will fill my hunger for fantasy and action! I had to look close at the cover to see the girl standing in the middle. It is such a beautiful cover! Thanks for the great interview and giveaway!

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