Monday, July 25, 2022


   Good morning my peeps , hope your weekend was good and you stayed cool and safe from all storms . Today I have a brand new series from a couple of my favourite authors . Lets dive into THE GIRL WHO JOINED THE CIRCUS (The Dark Circus trilogy book one ) by Hp Mallory and J.R Rain. 

                             BOOK BLURB

 Cirque du Noir… the circus of the night, where the line between the real and the imagined is a thin one.

It’s 1930, I’m nineteen years old, and I have high hopes of joining the circus with my best friend, Amelia.

But when I find myself alone at the train station with no sign of Amelia, I have no choice but to find my own way to the Cirque du Noir, all the while figuring Amelia must have already arrived.

As I reach the circus grounds, I’m summarily greeted by the alluring owner of the circus and ringmaster, Laurent, who tells me he’s been awaiting my arrival.

And yet there’s still no sign of Amelia…

I soon learn she’s had to rush back home to tend to a family emergency, which means I’m now all alone as I embark on the next chapter of my life.

While Laurent welcomes me to his circus wholeheartedly, something about him feels off—though I can’t put my finger on just what. Perhaps the strange feeling is owing to the fact that I feel like I know him—that I’ve known him my whole life, and yet, I’ve never laid eyes on him before.

Or maybe it’s the circus itself—the more time I spend here, the stranger things get—like seeing people whose faces I can’t make out, or an old gypsy woman I’m reasonably convinced is a ghost, or the caravan parked on the far side of the circus which is off-limits. Yet, I can’t help but feel an unearthly call to the place.

Or maybe all the angst I’m feeling is owing to one man: Rex, the caretaker, and manager of Cirque du Noir.

For as charismatic and charming as Laurent is, Rex is the opposite. Dour, rude, and quick to anger, it’s clear Rex not only doesn’t want me here but also harbors a grudge against me though I don’t know why.

Even though I have the same sense of familiarity with Rex that I do with Laurent, with his surly attitude, Rex makes me nothing but nervous.

And yet I can’t deny that I’m drawn to him—that he makes me feel a passion the likes of which I’ve never experienced before. Strangely, I feel a similar draw to Laurent, and I’m convinced they feel it too.

Between searching for answers to the myriad of questions regarding the Cirque du Noir, Laurent, and Rex, I wonder if perhaps I’ve made a colossal mistake in joining the circus…

                     MY REVIEW 

 Welcome to small town America in the 1930's where Bindi and her best friend Amelia decide to run away and join the circus but not just any circus  but the Cirque du Noir . When she arrives she is told that her best friend had to go home for a family emergency . She was to audition anyway . She meets Laurent they ring master and owner of the circus . There is something about him that she can't put her finger on. There is a sense of familiarity but she just can't remember how she knows him , then there is Rex who makes her feel a passion that she has never felt before and then there is also the familiarity that she just can't put her finger on. Trying to figure out what is the feelings she has for both men she is also trying to figure out the mysteries behind the circus and if joining them was a big mistake 

  This is one of those books that have such a wide range of characters from various backgrounds in this book . We have the bearded woman to a snake charmer . The main character Bindi is a young woman who wants to better life, she is a sweet girl who is very inquisitive. She has a talent for contortion but there is something more about her that we get a sense through out the book. Laurent is well he has an air about him  but there is something sinister about him deep down . You really can't trust him he gives off such a weird vibe . Rex well he is the strong silent type of guy who comes of gruff but underneath he is the guy that would be there when you need him . All the characters are well written and complex . 

  This is one of those books that really gets under your skin . The characters alone are worth reading the book for . The authors paint a picture of 1930s America and what it was like to be there . This is a mystery with a little bit of romance involved and it also feels paranormal in so many ways .  This is an unique story that will have you flipping the pages . So if you want a story that will have you wondering what the heck is going on . Check out the first book in a brand new series . You will not be disappointed a great book for the end of your summer reading list 

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