The Ladies of the Secret Circus
A wedding day is supposed to be happy and full of good memories, but for Lara, it turns into a nightmare when her husband-to-be doesn’t show up. When his car is found abandoned on a haunted stretch of road, it’s clear something worse than him getting cold feet, happened that day. Lara’s search for answers leads her to Paris where her great-great-grandmother performed in a spectacular circus surrounded by secrets. There’s more going on than she could have imagined and it’s all connected to something that happened long ago.
I didn’t start getting into it until about halfway through, and even though I couldn’t put it down I also really wanted to be over. Lara starts getting involved with a man ten years older and is unnecessary to the plot, though the character is important the romance felt like it was there only for the sake of having a romantic subplot. Lara has magic, although it holds a large key to the story, it’s forgotten until it’s useful. There’s also more to the magic than what’s on the surface, as Lara learns more about it the story only gets weirder and weirder, diving into the realm of daemons.
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