Girl in the Shadows by Gwenda Bond
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Moira has wanted nothing less than to become a stage magician like her father. Unfortunately, her father wants her to go to college and not think twice about magic shows. When an invitation to audition for the Cirque American mysteriously falls in her path, she takes the opportunity to try out all her secret magician tricks and become a great female magician. Moira is good, but when her stage magic begins to feel like real magic, she is thrust into a world that only few have experienced. Will Moira be able to take control of this newly found power? Does she have what it takes to become a great magician?
Girl in the Shadows is the second book in the Girl on a Wire series. Although this is a direct sequel to the first story, some may consider it a companion book since the main characters from the first book are only supporting characters in this tale. Because of this difference, readers who have not read the first book will be able to thoroughly enjoy this second book and most will be enticed to go back and read the first one, if they haven’t already. Bond has taken the little known world of the traveling circus and fashioned a story that is quickly devoured. A great escape read and I can’t wait for the next book in the series.
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