Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (32): MENAGERIE

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Title: Menagerie
Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: Menagerie #1
Release date: September 29, 2015

Summary: When Delilah Marlow visits a famous traveling carnival, Metzger's Menagerie, she is an ordinary woman in a not-quite-ordinary world. But under the macabre circus black-top, she discovers a fierce, sharp-clawed creature lurking just beneath her human veneer. Captured and put on exhibition, Delilah in her black swan burlesque costume is stripped of her worldly possessions, including her own name, as she's forced to "perform" in town after town. 

But there is breathtaking beauty behind the seamy and grotesque reality of the carnival. Gallagher, her handler, is as kind as he is cryptic and strong. The other "attractions"--mermaids, minotaurs, gryphons and kelpies--are strange, yes, but they share a bond forged by the brutal realities of captivity. And as Delilah struggles for her freedom, and for her fellow menagerie, she'll discover a strength and a purpose she never knew existed. 

Thoughts: This sounds awesome. Dark and creepy? Twisted paranormal carnival? Double check. Unique and interesting cast of characters? Triple check. This sounds like everything I never knew I needed. Plus, the author has said that this is neither YA nor romance, so it will expand my reading horizons as well! I haven't read anything by Rachel Vincent yet, but this will definitely be the place I start. 

Tell me: what are YOU waiting on this Wednesday? Does my choice sound interesting to you? Let me know in the comments below!

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds interesting. I hope it is dark and creepy - the more the better as far as I am concerned. Can't wait to read it!