Menagerie (Menagerie Series #1)
Author: Rachel Vincent
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Synopsis: When Delilah Marlow visits a famous traveling carnival, Metzger's Menagerie, she is an ordinary woman in a not-quite-ordinary world. But under the macabre circus black-top, she discovers a fierce, sharp-clawed creature lurking just beneath her human veneer. Captured and put on exhibition, Delilah in her black swan burlesque costume is stripped of her worldly possessions, including her own name, as she's forced to "perform" in town after town.
But there is breathtaking beauty behind the seamy and grotesque reality of the carnival. Gallagher, her handler, is as kind as he is cryptic and strong. The other "attractions"—mermaids, minotaurs, gryphons and kelpies—are strange, yes, but they share a bond forged by the brutal realities of captivity. And as Delilah struggles for her freedom, and for her fellow menagerie, she'll discover a strength and a purpose she never knew existed.
OUR THOUGHTS: We do love ourselves a good carnival and we are VERY intrigued to read what goes down in Rachel Vincent's latest. The book sounds so spooky and dark and dangerous and threatening. It lures you with it's secrets and we want to know what they are! A girl who isn't aware she's something else entirely until she visits the mysterious carnival? Awesomesauce! Throw in mermaids, minotaurs, kelpies and we can't keep from squealing with delight! We want to meet the fellow captives of the carnival and discover their tales. We're already aching and hoping they escape from captivity and that perhaps Gallagher is a prisoner himself and will be set free by Delilah's hand??! See, we're already throwing out theories in our excitement! *hehe*