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Luckily, it absolutely had the circus vibes that I've been craving. I mean, it felt a little more Mr Galliano's Circus than Caraval or The Night Circus, but that wasn't necessarily a downfall just unexpected. This circus focused more on the travelling aspect than other books I've seen which is why Tennessee bdsm group.
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And what a twist! I mean, the premise of a curse passed with a kiss, and the charm that keeps the circus together is one that I'm far too weak for. I was ecstatic when I realised I'd been approved for this book, because I honestly didn't know how I was going to wait Clare Valley looking to lose curse Feb tto get my hands on it. The characters were actually very solid.
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I did think there'd be more protest about leaving her family, Clare Valley looking to lose curse the reality of the charm which she accepts very easily. But we'll forgive her because she didn't drive me up the wall.
I also have to say that I'm a big fan of the way the curse actually lowe.
I was expecting tied to the circus, but I missed Vzlley Pinocchio retelling in the blurb?? That was a very nice surprise, for me. Apparently that was one of the pitches for the bookand its execution was absolutely wicked. I loved the Vallej creepy puppet sort of vibes it gave everything, lookjng it gave a really genuine twist that added to Emma's motivations to get rid of the curse.
Ben was a loooing. I was quite fond of this carpenter's son. The Jack of all trades sort of role fit him really well, and it allowed us to see a side of the circus outside of performers, as well as the conflict between them.
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It reinforced that sort of family vibe that I love to see in circuses, but also gave him a very realistic sort of dynamic to fall back on when things got tough. My biggest problem was probably with the pacing of the relationship between Clare Valley looking to lose curse and Emma. It was frustrating, though, because they actually worked well together?
I enjoyed the way they both were around each other quite a bit. That's vague, but often relationships make the characters sort of diluted versions of the characters they were before, but if anything I think their characterisation was stronger when they were together. It just happened so quickly. It's hard to call this insta love because the story does take place over a long period of time like several weeks pass at a time, and multiple places are visited.
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If there'd just been a beat of scepticism, and a chance for Ben to earn this, I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more. When some of the plot points came back to this love, it was hard for me to really feel them.
I mean I Ladies seeking sex Harlem to feel the real ache of the love and the decisions characters have to make, but it just wasn't there. Also decisions that relied on the characters trusting each other didn't work, because I wasn't sure why they would yet. It just didn't work for me. The thing that did make up for this, though, was the side characters. I really enjoyed them, and the various side plots that linked them all together.
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It just needed more time to develop the story and really immerse us in the circus life. I'm a pretty greedy reader, and Memphis sex ads it's nice to be able to finish a book in a sitting, I would have had the patience with such a cool premise to get to things a little slower.
All this said, it was a good read. I did finish A Sault Sainte Marie girl waiting 4 real bf an afternoon, and I wasn't even procrastinating anything. I would recommend it for someone looking for a quick romance with some circus vibes, with the caveat that the romance is pretty set from the get go.
Also for people who are excited by the idea of Pinocchio x the circus x curses and magic meets the real world, but with not super super high expectations, like I had. View all 3 comments. Jun 03, Kayla rated it liked it. Jul 03, Jordan rated it liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, Clare Valley looking to lose curse here. Overall the book was good, but nothing stuck out to me that made me fall in love with the characters Clare Valley looking to lose curse plot. Plot I don't feel that much happened during the novel. Everything except for the curse was brushed over.
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Characters Emma: I didn't really connect with Emma at all. Her character didn't really have any personalty traits that stuck out to me. I know that her character was supposed to be unable to feel because cutse was taken over by the curse, but that doesn't mean that she has to act dull and lifeless too.
I liked Ben slightly more than I liked Emma. What I wasn't a fan of was how insta lovey their relationship was. While I was not a huge fan of Sidney's character at the beginning of the book, he began to grow on me by the end.
I have no idea why he was killed of as it seemed to have no purpose in furthering the plot of the book. Also the ti between Sidney and Audrey, Ben's mom, creeped me out. Because if Sidney looked young enough to ensnare a kiss from Emma, he definitely didn't feel old enough to have a relationship with Audrey.
Cufse Audrey age when she left the carnival when Sidney became the Boy in the Box? Because if she left and had a kid wouldn't she be older than when she left while Sidney stayed the same age because of the curse.
The real stars of this show. I wish that the book was more focused on them as I found their story fascinating. Marcel and Gin were such a cute couple. I wish that we got to know more about what happens to them.
Curde do they end up together? Does Gin regain control of her arm? I also loved the relationship between Gin and her sister Whiskey. Their sibling banter brought some humor to the novel.
Lastly, the twins were such interesting characters and I wish the story delved more into their powers and how they were able to read the future. Last but not least, Toffrey: That dog was so cute, Best friends mom milf was so great with Emma and deserved Clare Valley looking to lose curse much better than what happened to him.
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Jaime Questell takes you right inside the confines of the travelling carnival with an ensemble cast of carnies, the sights, sounds, smells, and day-to-day life as part of the carnival that is held cuse by the titular charm and curse. With alternating POVs, readers get a thorough glimpse into the life of a roustabout named Ben and a new entry into the carnival entertainment with Emma as the newest curse victim, the girl in the box.
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Don't miss it in February ! Feb 27, Jenn rated it liked it Shelves: Come one, come all! Ok, loee Carnival's creep me out.
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Clare Valley looking to lose curse I had minor issues with the book as a whole, this was a solid debut from Questell. It has both a charm and a curse placed upon it hence the name. When Emma visits the carnival one Clare Valley looking to lose curse with her bes Come one, come all! When Emma visits the carnival one night with her best friend, she falls victim to the curse and is forced to loee up the life she knew and become something - inhuman.
But with the help of Benjamin, a carpenter at the carnival, she sets out to break this horrible curse and get her life back. But at what cost? And what about the carnival employees who rely on the magic surrounding their traveling show to make a living? One of my favorite parts of this book was the imagery. Questell's carnival comes alive and I swear, you can smell the scents of the carnival and hear the sounds like you were there - that's how descriptive it is.
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And then the romance was also sweet.
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I don't really care that she had her heart broken when she was younger, there's no reason for her to act how she did toward both her son and Emma -the evil tumbler brothers - I get their good, but I don't believe someone would keep them around with their attitudes and acts of harm toward other employees.
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So overall, it was a solid debut and I do look forward to seeing what else Questell has in store. But I don't know if this will be one that stays with me, ya know?
Mar 05, Melissa Souza rated it liked it Shelves: I'm usually a huge fan of circus novels but unfortunately, this one just didn't do it for me. I guess I was expecting a whole lot of fantasy with exceptional worldbuilding but I just didn't get any of those things.
Let me elaborate further. Firstly, the book doesn't have much worldbuilding. Yes, the author describes the acts and the atmosphere which was pretty nice but it wasn't immersive enough for me. When I hear fantasy, I expect all weirdly wonderful things but since the story has a 3 stars!!! So this made me Kinky sex date in Jetmore KS Swingers even less inclined to get invested in the story.
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There was no real distinction. In terms of the Clwre characters, I felt they were more well rounded and I liked reading about the Clare Valley looking to lose curse backstories. This helped the book feel a lot less one dimensional. Last but not least, the pacing of the book was not too slow which made for a quick read.
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