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Book Review: City of Circles, by Jessica Richards (2017).

Blurb:Danu, in mourning for her parents after a disease ravages the circus she calls home, begins a high-wire act with Morrie, a charismatic hunchback who wants to marry her.

But her mother entrusted her with a mysterious locket that will lead her down a path Morrie cannot follow.

When the circus visits Danu’s birthplace, the magical city of Matryoshka, she goes in search of a stranger who may hold the answer to her past.

Will she and Morrie ever be reunited, or will something unexpected be waiting for her in the mysterious city?

City of Circles is a mysterious story which is written in a prose that I found difficult to read. I felt as though I spent more time in mystery than really knowing what was going on. The storyline seemed to jump around a lot and causes a lot of confusion. Honestly it wasn’t until probably ¾ through the novel before I put the pieces together in any sort of order that I could follow.

I did however enjoy the love story. Star crossed lovers, hopes of futures crushed and destroyed but perhaps a love that just isn’t meant to be. One never knows the future of such stories, they are yet to be written.

Overall I would have to say Jess Richards has authored a fairly good book in the City of Circles. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes mystery and fantasy. I give this novel a rating of 5/10 stars.


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