Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare talent allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch, with personalities all their own. Her creations are her family, and together they make up the cast of the Festival’s Freak Show.
But no matter how lifelike
they may seem, her illusions are still just that—illusions, and not
truly real. Or so she always believed…until one of them is murdered.
to protect her family, Sorina must track down the culprit and determine
how they killed a person who doesn’t actually exist. Her search for
answers leads her to the self-proclaimed gossip-worker Luca, and their
investigation sends them through a haze of political turmoil and
forbidden romance, and into the most sinister corners of the Festival.
But as the killer continues murdering Sorina’s illusions one by one, she
must unravel the horrifying truth before all of her loved ones
I loved this book soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much! ♥
I can't believe I have let it sit for so long without reading it! That's the way it goes.
book is about Sorina who is the adopted daughter of the proprietor of
the Gomorrah Festival. She runs her own freak show. She is an
illusionist and she has created her own family, the freak show. I love
them all! LOVE. THEM. ALL.
Then some jerk face starts killing
some of them. It was horrible! So Sorina is out to find out who is doing
this and put an end to it or them =) She is aided a bit by her father
and a boy named, Luca.
I loved Luca too and holy crow, he had
his own freak show with himself. I won't tell you but it's narly and
dark! As in blood and guts and what not!
Sorina's father thinks it's some kind of political thing having to do with people after him. But Sorina is not so sure.
was such a refreshing book that centers around the festival (carnival)
that is a world within a world. And I loved this world. Well, not the
killings but still. I loved everything else about this book.