Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A “freak” in a circus.
Whose not heard of this in the past historical events?
We still have “little” people being clowns and there were the big bearded ladies who were odd because of their total facial hair. Anything odd drew in the money.
Little Nell was sold to the circus because she had a birthmark that made her look like a Leopard which rose across half of her body.
It’s a good story. I enjoyed it. It’s obvious the author had done lots of research but the ending let it down.
I had purchased the book, but found it wasn’t taking my interest so I requested the audio off of Netgalley. It was much better and the narrator was very good and adept at keeping me fixed on what was going on.
I just don’t think this book was for me, I was totally hoping this book would go in the direction I hoped but it didn’t.
Just something was missing for me, a bit of punch or impact.
Little Nell was a treat though and the elements in the book are magical.
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