Published by Entangled: Teen on February 6th 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
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Le Grand’s Carnival Fantastic isn’t like other traveling circuses. It’s bound by a charm, held together by a centuries-old curse, that protects its members from ever growing older or getting hurt. Emmaline King is drawn to the circus like a moth to a flame…and unwittingly recruited into its folds by a mysterious teen boy whose kiss is as cold as ice.
Forced to travel through Texas as the new Girl in the Box, Emmaline is completely trapped. Breaking the curse seems like her only chance at freedom, but with no curse, there’s no charm, either—dooming everyone who calls the Carnival Fantastic home. Including the boy she’s afraid she’s falling for.
Everything—including his life—could end with just one kiss.
I don’t normally read young adult fantasy but this book caught my eye with its pretty cover and intriguing synopsis so I figured I’d give it a try. I’m so glad I did. The whole concept of everyone in the circus being protected by a charm except for one person who is cursed was fantastic. The characters were extremely likeable and I love that the romance has such a slow build to it. It’s a nice change from all the insta-love in the book world. There isn’t just an overwhelming amount of magic in the story and I thought it was blended perfectly in to give it a nice twist. I can’t wait to see what this author comes up with next.