Thursday, December 27, 2012

Review: Showtime by Chloe Kayne

Review: Showtime by Chloe Kayne

IN A GLANCE: A Dark Love Story!

Title: Showtime 
Author: Chloe Kayne
Format: Paperback ARC 
Pages:  346 pages
ISBN #: 1477401210 

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The grandeur of the traveling circus is at its peak in the early 1920s when sixteen-year-old Laila Vilonia is searching for an escape from her bleak future. Behind the gates of the legendary Marvelle Circus, she is thrust into a mysterious world she never knew existed—a paradise populated with outcasts. It’s in this glamorous new home that Laila sparks a controversial romance with notorious sideshow performer, "The Disappearing Man," and learns just how dangerous her new life can be. Touring the picturesque eastern coast of America, Laila’s immersed in friendship, vaudeville, festivals, sequins, and serial killers. But behind the curtain, a sadistic plan is brewing that will crack the very foundation upon which she’s become so dependent.


Life on a traveling Circus, ever wonder what that would be like? In this book it's not what you would expectWhat you would expect is happy, smiles and fun all the time mixed with the big tent, right? Well not in this story.  In Showtime, its dark and mysterious. As most of you know I am very picky when it comes to the self published books I read and review, well this one did not disappoint.  I loved it!

This book caught me by surprise and I am so thankful for it, I needed a great book to read and this one was the perfect pick.  I have read a few books about the big top lately and they haven't been good enough to even review, but I have to let you all know about this one. 

The characters are perfectly thought out and grow throughout the story.  The plot is perfection and melts together like butter.  There wasn't a point in this book that I didn't realize what I was reading and that I was reading a great 1920's story full of great details.  I begged for more each time I turned the page until there wasn't anymore left and I'm dying for more of this series.  I hope this author is ready and writing right now.  Because I am begging for more. 

I highly recommend this book to anyone that needs something different to read.  Someone that always wondered what it would be like to travel with the big top. 


Plot: 20/20
Creativity: 20/20
Characters: 20/20
Writing: 20/20
Ending: 10/10
Cover: 8/10

98 out of 100 = 4 1/2 Puppy Rating

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