Eighteen-year-old Moira Mitchell grew up in the shadows of Vegas's stage lights while her father's career as a magician soared. More than anything, Moira wants to be a magician too, but her father is dead set against her pursuing magic.
When an invitation to join the Cirque American mistakenly falls into Moira's possession, she takes action. Instead of giving the highly coveted invitation to its intended recipient, Raleigh, her father's handsome and worldly former apprentice, Moira takes off to join the Cirque. If she can perform alongside its world-famous acts, she knows she'll be able to convince her dad that magic is her future.
But when Moira arrives, things take on an intensity she can't control as her stage magic suddenly feels like...real magic. To further distract her, Raleigh shows up none too pleased at Moira's presence, all while the Cirque's cocky and intriguing knife thrower, Dez, seems to have it out for her. As tensions mount and Moira's abilities come into question, she must decide what's real and what's an illusion. If she doesn't sort it out in time, she may forever remain a girl in the shadows.
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Girl in the shadows
A good read. Excellent plots and subplots. Recommended reading. Interesting and strange characters. Fast moving.
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A Series Of Unfortunate Decisions
The first problem is the action scenes drag. They are so wordy they go on and on. If I were reading instead of listening I could skim over the unnecessary run on descriptions but with Audio books you can't do that.
The worst thing about this book is the supposed heroine. She never once makes a good decision. Not once. She makes one bad decision after another, after another, after another, after well you get the point. She makes at least one bad choice per chapter. I made it through chapter 31. That is a lot of poor choices.
What finally drove me over the edge was the scene of brutal violence at the end of chapter 31. I was done.
The narrator did ok except she didn't bother to check the pronounciation of Marie Laveau. There is no excuse for not looking up something like that. Have some integrity. Take pride in your work. Don't be so lazy. It takes 20 seconds.