Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Pantomime (Pantomime #1) - Paul's Pre-Reading

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Title: Pantomime (Pantomime #1)
Author: Laura Lam
Year Published: 2013

Ashley's Pantomime (#1) PRE-READING

Synopsis: R. H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic is the greatest circus of Ellada. Nestled among the glowing blue Penglass—remnants of a mysterious civilization long gone—are wonders beyond the wildest imagination. It’s a place where anything seems possible, where if you close your eyes you can believe that the magic and knowledge of the vanished Chimaera is still there. It’s a place where anyone can hide.

Iphigenia Laurus, or Gene, the daughter of a noble family, is uncomfortable in corsets and crinoline, and prefers climbing trees to debutante balls. Micah Grey, a runaway living on the streets, joins the circus as an aerialist’s apprentice and soon becomes the circus’s rising star.

But Gene and Micah have balancing acts of their own to perform, and a secret in their blood that could unlock the mysteries of Ellada.

Why?: Like most Strange Chemistry books, Ashley really liked this book. Knowing that one of her biggest fears is clowns, I was surprised she enjoyed a book set in the circus. Remnants of a civilization. Magic. Chimeras. And the mysteries of the circus itself. All these things intrigue me.

Expectations: I'm expecting an interesting mystery that verges on sci-fi and fantasy. I'm sure the circus will contain some interesting characters.

Judging a book by its cover: I like this cover. It's so mysterious. I really like her mask, especially the dragonfly.


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