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Mara Beznik, who travels with Gideon Davorin's Traveling Carnival, longs for an ordinary life where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future. When the show stops in Caudry and she meets gorgeous local Gabe, she finally gets her chance. But before long, Mara realizes there's a dark presence lurking in the town, and that she has only a week to harness a power she didn't know she had in order to save everyone she cares about. -- adapted from dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2017
Characteristics: 387 pages ; 22 cm
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781250084774


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Oct 19, 2017

I thought the story started out really well but it dragged on for much too long and the ending didn't live up to the hype. Also, I don't see there being a point of the story being set in 1987. It read like it could be something from the 21st century as there was nothing indicating that it's set in the past.

Jan 28, 2017

This is my third book by Amanda Hocking so I really enjoyed her writing and her world building. This book takes place in the late 1980's but it isn't one that is purely focused on things from that era. Instead it just briefly mentions music and record players and instead is mostly focused on supernatural and the powers that the carnies possess. I did like Mara and I thought she was a good character. The friendships she had with the other carnies were real and believable, you could tell that they all really did care for each other, and because of that when one of them did get hurt, it wasn't easy to read.
As for the romance in this book, I wasn't thrilled with it. Mainly because even though Mara could tell something was off with the guy she still went on multiple dates with him. Thankfully it turned out to be okay, but what if it hadn't. I mean come on most of the time when you have a gut feeling so strongly about someone, it's something that you should listen to.


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