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From New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent comes a richly imagined, provocative new series set in the dark mythology of the Menagerie...

When Delilah Marlow visits a famous traveling carnival, Metzger's Menagerie, she is an ordinary woman in a not-quite-ordinary world. But under the macabre circus black-top, she discovers a fierce, sharp-clawed creature lurking just beneath her human veneer. Captured and put on exhibition, Delilah is stripped of her worldly possessions, including her own name, as she's forced to "perform" in town after town.

But there is breathtaking beauty behind the seamy and grotesque reality of the carnival. Gallagher, her handler, is as kind as he is cryptic and strong. The other "attractions"--mermaids, minotaurs, gryphons and kelpies--are strange, yes, but they share a bond forged by the brutal realities of captivity. And as Delilah struggles for her freedom, and for her fellow menagerie, she'll discover a strength and a purpose she never knew existed.

Renowned author Rachel Vincent weaves an intoxicating blend of carnival magic and startling humanity in this intricately woven and powerful tale.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 160 x 241 x 36mm | 590g
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 077831605X
  • 9780778316053
  • 510,242

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Vincent's a pro.... Unputdownable! -Kirkus Reviews on The Stars Never Rise

Well written, fresh, charming, great voice-Buffy meets Cat People. I loved it, and look forward to much more in the future from this talented author.

-New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham

Compelling and edgy, dark and evocative, Stray is a must read! I loved it from beginning to end.

-New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter on Stray

This is the kind of book that ups the ante in teen literature. The characters are true to life in a way not often captured by YA authors; Vincent writes dialogue as if she spends her days haunting the hallways of her local high school. The love triangle is fantastic... This plot is driven by more relatable impulses: love, friendship, jealousy.

-RT Book Reviews on My Soul to Steal

Vincent does a nice job of balancing all the various species of character...with dollops of humor and enough backstory to keep readers new to the series engaged, without dousing the pace for those already in the know.

-Booklist on If I Die

A well-thought-out vision of werecat social structure as well as a heroine who insists on carving her own path, even if it means breaking some of her society's most sacred taboos.

-Library Journal on Rogue

Blood Bound offers a little something for everyone: a convincing magical system for urban fantasy fans; for romance readers, a love that time and distance can't break; and a twist-and-turn plot for mystery buffs.

-Shelf Awareness on Blood Bound
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4 41% (2,422)
3 19% (1,093)
2 4% (260)
1 2% (90)
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