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