5 enchanting stars:
Come one, come all, and prepare to be amazed!
In Jamie Questell’s stunning debut, a traveling carnival is affected ‘By a Charm and a Curse.’ There is something unearthly about Le Grand’s Carnival Fantastic; how its performers never fall or injure themselves no matter how daring the stunts. How its members don’t seem to age like people outside the carnival. How it has existed, and thrived, for decades without financial difficulties.
The heart of this mystery lies in the heart of the carnival itself.
Teenage carnival guest Emmaline King’s life change drastically with just one kiss. She joins the Carnival Fantastic and slowly falls for its carpenter apprentice. Together they seek to uncover the origin of the supernatural curse and work to unravel it.
Author Jaime Questell’s writing is flawless. This is a nail-biting page turner worthy of the sleep you’ll miss while seeing it through to the end. The main characters are well-developed and easy to root for as they mature on their quest to break the curse.
‘By a Charm and a Curse’ is a self-contained stand-alone supernatural novel with a complete ending. It will be available from booksellers on February 6, 2018.
I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else’s.