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Ringmaster by Trudi Jaye – Review


Blurb:

Roll up! Roll up! Join us for the greatest show on Earth!

The magical Jolly Carnival is the only life Rilla Jolly knows—and it’s all falling apart around her. Just as she’s thrust into the role of Ringmaster after her father’s unexpected death, an old family friend turns up to challenge her birthright.

Her rival’s sexy son Jack isn’t helping either. Despite being a greenhorn and an outsider, he’s intent on charming everyone, convincing them that Rilla isn’t up to the task. It’s not going to be easy to persuade the Carnival folk she’s still the best choice to lead them all.

But Rilla must also contend with another threat—the ongoing sabotage that has been disturbing their delicate magical balance and threatening to destroy the Carnival. All signs point to an insider, making it impossible to know who to trust.

To save her beloved Carnival, Rilla must do everything in her power to find the saboteur before they attack again—but if she takes her eye off the battle for Ringmaster for even a second, she risks losing the one thing she’s trained for her entire life.

My Review:

It’s stories like these that make me believe in magic. In the world of the Carnival, magic is life, and it goes a little nits when the old Ringmaster is killed.

This is one of the books I wish I had the time to read again, just to take another look at the events as they drip by. It’s definitely a story that integrates the childhood magic of a carnival with the real-life dramas that can come up in normal life – new friends and loves, people who will do anything to win. Rilla and Kara, Jack and Blago, everyone must band together – knowingly or unknowingly – to save the carnival and unlock its magics.

Just… read it.

5.5/5

 

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June 20, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , ,

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