Freeks by Amanda Hockings
Publication Date: January 3rd 2017
Blurb from Goodreads: Welcome to Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Sideshow, where necromancy, magical visions, and pyrokinesis are more than just part of the act…
Mara has always longed for a normal life in a normal town where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future. Instead, she roams from place to place, cleaning the tiger cage while her friends perform supernatural feats every night.
When the struggling sideshow is miraculously offered the money they need if they set up camp in Caudry, Louisiana, Mara meets local-boy Gabe…and a normal life has never been more appealing.
But before long, performers begin disappearing and bodies are found mauled by an invisible beast. Mara realizes that there’s a sinister presence lurking in the town with its sights set on getting rid of the sideshow freeks. In order to unravel the truth before the attacker kills everyone Mara holds dear, she has seven days to take control of a power she didn’t know she was capable of—one that could change her future forever.
Bestselling author Amanda Hocking draws readers inside the dark and mysterious world of Freeks.
Cover Page: Reason for my request and read but as it is being said,’Never judge a book by its cover.’ 🙂
Plot: When you read the blurb you get all that goosebumps type of feeling. I think the plot was interesting though it also had its cons. The plot holes were obvious at many places that it became hard to not notice them.
Or I could stay here at this party and talk to this guy with bedroom eyes. Maybe he’d try to kiss me, and if he was nice enough, I might even let him. Or not, but the option of a real kiss was almost always better than a night in bed with a book.
Once you open your mind to the spirits, you can’t shut it again.
The Magician is a man of great power and talent with the ability to cross between the spirits world and the world of humanity, but in reverse, it represents a blockage of that path.
Overall: I won’t say I liked this book because my feelings are like 50-50. The setting was beautifully described while at the same time it was like a fast paced romance with nothing but a girl and a guy.
Many things like the missing of Blossom and the revelation of Gabe’s identity, they went as smooth as they can. No questions, nothing at all. No one bothered to look for Blossom when she was missing for quite a time and Gabe was as a hero as he was before. Sometimes descriptions of the settings overshadowed the main story line. The things were in front of them but they acted neglectant till they saw the dead bodies. Mara was all goody and think of Gabe only.
Overall, this book was a one time read. It is good for fast paced romance lover but not for a fantasy or paranormal one.:)
*Received a copy from publishers through Netgalley. Thank you!”*