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?