Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Girl in the Shadows (Girl on a Wire #2) by Gwenda Bond

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly awaiting.  This week I've picked a book that is by a favorite author of mine. An author that I think deserves some extra love as she doesn't seem to be as well-known as I think she should be, because I just love her writing.  The first book in this series, which I was so glad to see there was going to be more, was called Girl on a Wire, and I really loved the characters and can't wait for more of the world, and hopefully some more of those characters along with these new ones.  Here's the blurb for this new book from Goodreads:

Eighteen-year-old Moira Mitchell grew up in the shadows of Vegas’s stage lights while her father’s career as a magician soared. More than anything, Moira wants to be a magician too, but her father is dead set against her pursuing magic.

When an invitation to join the Cirque American mistakenly falls into Moira’s possession, she takes action. Instead of giving the highly coveted invitation to its intended recipient, Raleigh, her father’s handsome and worldly former apprentice, Moira takes off to join the Cirque. If she can perform alongside its world-famous acts, she knows she’ll be able to convince her dad that magic is her future.

But when Moira arrives, things take on an intensity she can’t control as her stage magic suddenly feels like…real magic. To further distract her, Raleigh shows up none too pleased at Moira’s presence, all while the Cirque’s cocky and intriguing knife thrower, Dez, seems to have it out for her. As tensions mount and Moira’s abilities come into question, she must decide what’s real and what’s an illusion. If she doesn’t sort it out in time, she may forever remain a girl in the shadows.


I loved reading about the world of the circus.  Especially as when I was a kid and went to the circus I always used to dream about being a trapeze artist.  Coming from a family that had spent their whole life as part of the circus.  So that's what I'm excited about this week. What book are you eagerly awaiting? 

35 comments:

  1. This series is new to me, but it sounds interesting. I hope you love reading this book!
    My WoW

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  2. What a stunning cover. I really like the sounds of it and it is going straight on the wishlist. Great choice and thanks for sharing it!

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    1. Gwenda Bond is one of my favorite authors that I feel is not as well-known as she should be! Thanks for visiting!

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  3. That sure is one GORGEOUS cover! The blurb promises all kinds of amazing stuff, I'm definitely interested in this book now! Great pick, Lisa- hope you enjoy reading it :)

    Check out what book I'm waiting on this week here

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    1. The first in the series was so good! And I guess actually this is a companion that can be read without reading the first, but if you like it, you'll want to go back and read the first. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I haven't seen or heard of this book before this post, but the cover is lovely! Thank you for sharing ^_^

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. She is one of my favorite authors, and I love this look into circus life! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. This looks like an amazing read. Thanks for mentioning it! I'll have to check it out.

    Here's my Wow.

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  6. This one is new to me, but it sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing!! I'll have to add it to my TBR list.

    My WoW: http://www.jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2016/04/waiting-on-wednesday-last-star-by-rick.html

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    1. I love these stories and the inside look at a circus. Thanks for visiting!

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  7. I have not come across this book before. Thanks so much for spotlighting it today!

    Happy Reading!

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    1. It's a neat series so far! YOu should check it out. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I didn't know this was getting a sequel. I haven't read the first one, but it sounds quite intriguing and I do love the premise!

    -Lauren
    www.letsgetbeyondtolerance.blogspot.com

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    1. I had kind of asked the author because I felt like there could be more done with the characters, and she hinted maybe there would be, and then she made the announcement a little while back and I was ecstatic!

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  9. I thought when HBO had that carnival show on that carnival books would explode the market. They didn't, now they seem to be everywhere. Nice pick!

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    1. You would think so, but they sure didn't pop up, did they. Seems like we're starting to get some now though! Thanks for visiting!

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  10. Sounds like a really great book, now I want to read it! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

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  11. Great pick, hope you get a chance to read it soon

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    1. It just showed up on Netgalley, just waiting to get approved!

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  12. This sounds like a series I should look into. Very interesting. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. I love this author, and this is a very fun series. Besides, who didn't grow up wanting to be in the circus?

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  13. Ohh great pick Lisa! I absolutely love reading about circus in books even though I haven't really read books quite like this one before. But this one really looks and sounds absolutely fantastic! Thank you for your awesome post and here is my WOW pick for this week.

    http://katibookaholicrambligreview.blogspot.com/2016/04/waiting-on-wednesday-34-kingdom-of-ash.html

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    1. YOu should pick this series up. The author is just so great! And it is a fun look at behind the scenes in a circus. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. oh oh I'm terrified of circus LOL but I'll tell Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight about this one :)

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    1. Ah, you might not want to read it then. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. I was just looking at this one since IFB is touring it. I really like the cover since it feels bold and different. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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    1. I just signed up for this with them. I hope to get on, as I love this author and feel she needs more love! Thanks for returning the stop!

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  16. I haven't heard of this series before but I am definitely intrigued. Thanks for introducing me!

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    1. Only one book in and I'm hooked! Although I believe this book could be read as a standalone according the author. Thanks for visiting!

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  17. This one sound like a really cool story. It is new to me and I am quite intrigued by that summary. Cirque is such an incredible experience and I am sure it will be interesting reading something that takes you behind the scenes! <3

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    1. :-) I figured that's what you meant. It is a great story so far, and I love the author, so can't wait to read what is next! Thanks for stopping by!

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