Wednesday, February 5, 2014

#11: Pantomime - Laura Lam

R.H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic is the greatest circus of Ellada. Nestled among the glowing blue Penglass – remnants of a mysterious civilisation long gone – are wonders beyond the wildest imagination. It’s a place where anything seems possible, where if you close your eyes you can believe that the magic and knowledge of the vanished Chimeras is still there. It’s a place where anyone can hide.

Iphigenia Laurus, or Gene, the daughter of a noble family, is uncomfortable in corsets and crinoline, and prefers climbing trees to debutante balls. Micah Grey, a runaway living on the streets, joins the circus as an aerialist’s apprentice and soon becomes the circus’s rising star. But Gene and Micah have balancing acts of their own to perform, and a secret in their blood that could unlock the mysteries of Ellada.

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Strange Chemistry (Feb. 5 2013)
  • ISBN: 9781908844378



AUTHOR BIO:
Laura Lam was raised near San Francisco, CA by two former Haight-Ashbury hippies. Both of them encouraged her to finger-paint to her heart's desire, color outside of the lines, and consider the library a second home. This led to an overabundance of daydreams.

She relocated to Scotland to be with her husband, whom she met on the internet when he insulted her taste in books. She almost blocked him but is glad she didn't. At times she misses the sunshine. The author lives in Scotland, UK.


REVIEW:
This book is a tale about a person who lives among a travelling circus. It's so much more than that to though. This person has a secret, and one unlike any other. Keeping that secret is part of the story. 
There is also amazing characters brought to life in this story. *Swooning over Drystan* 
And lastly, some romance bit here and there are thrown in.
All of these elements make for a really interesting story. The only thing negative I felt while reading is not being sure what era it was in, and you really must have some sort of keen interest in the circus to keep your interests. The circus aspect is just so woven into the tale, even though it is centered around this person.
I liked it, but am not loving it.
Will I read Shadowplay? Yes! Especially after the twisty turns at the very end of the story.


3/5

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