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All Fall Down

(Circus Hearts #2)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  72 ratings  ·  29 reviews
A ringmaster’s daughter and a bearded lady’s son join forces to stop a saboteur…

Nineteen-year-old Fleur Klatsch is loyal to her trapeze team and her ringmaster father, dedicated to the circus, and tough on everyone around her. After a series of accidents at Klatsch’s Karnival, Fleur is left holding the ball: she’s running the carnival, trying to stop a saboteur, and taking
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Published October 1st 2018 by Bearded Lady Press
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Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Personally, I don't like it with series which has different MCs for each serial book. I think mostly because sometimes, it portrays the earlier character that you love in an unlikable light. Or sometimes, like the case here, because the protagonist in this book was so very much UNlikable in the first book. I truly wondered if I was going to be pulling my hair out reading this book.

I'm glad to say that there was no hair-pulling head-banging moments at all. I loved how Fleur recognised her mistake
***Actual rating: 4/5 Stars***

Did you ever realise that you were always the best part of my whole day, Fleur?” His words come out quietly.

All Fall Down picks up shortly after what’s left in the previous book, All the Little Bones, and the story goes on quite smoothly. Apparently, this book’s told from the ringmaster’s daughter, Fleur Klatsch, and how she deals with all the tragic events—happening one after another—in her precious circus. Long story short, there’s a saboteur tryin
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I can’t get enough of this circus and these love stories. Marney knows her stuff. Fleur & Marco are so well matched in sass and smolder. Queen of the kissing scene, Marney does not disappoint in this high tension, high wire, high stakes tale of circus sabotage.
nick (the infinite limits of love)

The Circus Hearts companion series is turning out to be one of my favorite reads of 2018. Not that I had any doubts that Ellie Marney would impress me yet again. This series is different from her previous books, but the books still contain that addictive quality that is quintessential of Ellie Marney's writing. Deeply romantic and character-driven, All Fall Down was a luscious read.

All Fall Down follows the story of Fleur, trapeze artist, daughter of the ringmaster and pseudo mean girl of the fi
Emily Wrayburn
Review posted on A Keyboard and an Open Mind 5 October 2018:

After reading the first book in this series last month, I was really excited to find out more about the characters in this universe. I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as the previous book, but it was still a really enjoyable read.

All Fall Down centres on Fleur Klatsch, the daughter of the proprietor of the Klatsch Karnival. After a streak of accidents, one of which finds her father in hospital, she finds herself trying to run the show an
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I had the privilege of reading an early draft of All Fall Down.

It's a tough call but this one is most definitely my fave in Ellie Marney's Circus Hearts series. I remember reading this on a train in Paris and nearly missing my stop.

My travel companion knew I was reading something good because I had the biggest smirk on my face the entire time. Listen, Marco is a lot. You're in for a real treat.
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review copy kindly provided by the author in exchange for a honest review
Honestly this series get better as we dive further into this world that Marney has created. I enjoyed the first book but All Fall Down took things into darker territories and that meant find out more about the dark side to the circus. Whilst the seediness element was there in the first book. Fleur and Marcus’s escapade meant no stone was left unturned and meant that for few of our favourites some home truths were learnt tha
Stef (Noveltea Corner)
(I received a copy of All Fall Down from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

After last month’s release of All the Little Bones, the first book in the Circus Hearts series, I knew that I was going to enjoy All Fall Down, but I was left wondering how it could possibly top it.

I don’t have that problem now.

All Fall Down was a wonderful, tension-filled young adult romance set against the backdrop of Klatch’s Karnival, just like All the Little Bo
Laura Trenham
Oct 15, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars 🌟

All Fall Down (Circus Hearts 2), is the second book in the Circus Hearts series. In this instalment, we follow Fleur (previous ‘mean girl’), as she attempts to run the circus while there is a someone sabotaging at large.

I will be honest and say that I did not enjoy this as much as the first book. I think it may have been due to my dislike of Fleur in the first instalment, she just seemed to be a completely different person in this book, not as sassy. I also felt like the plot moved
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing!! Book two did not disappoint and only encouraged my new found love of the circus and show people! Fleur did win her way into my heart, after her not very nice start in book one, and now I see her for who she truly is. Passionate and determined, proud and loyal. And the introduction of Marco was also a lovely addition to the cast of characters. And dare I say it but the swoon factor was in a whole other level for book two - woah :)
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Yeah, everything I said two years ago still stands.

I was slightly hesitant going into this one, because Fleur is the antagonist in the first book and I wasn't sure I'd like being in her head. But there's so much character development, even in the first ten pages or so, that I was worried over nothing and should have trusted in Ellie Marney's ability to create protagonists that I love!

Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All Fall Down is the second in the Circus Hearts series and it doesn't disappoint. This instalment focuses on Fleur Klatch, trapeze artist and daughter of the circus owner, and the events that follow a nearly fatal accident. Desperate to keep the circus running for the sake of her father and the rest of the troupe, Fleur finds herself caught up in what looks like some sort of sabotage plot. Enter Marco, son of bearded lady and costumer Eugenia Deloren, who returns to Klatch's after a long absenc ...more
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Roll up, roll up! Do you like hate-to-love romance with a side of slow burn? A dash of mystery and trouble thrown in for good measure? Are you ready to gasp and even SCREAM when the mystery reaches incredible heights and the romance becomes so fecking adorable you just CAN'T?? Well, you've come to the right blog post show for let me introduce you to an excellent book act called ALL FALL DOWN...

...Okay...might've gone over the top just a little with that introduction but I can't help it! CIRCUS H
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
5 out of 5 Stars

Another Ellie Marney book, another five star review.

I would go into detail about why they're always so good but it seems like I'm just repeating myself at this point. She always has the most compelling characters, and her writing is fun, original, and addicting. I love getting to meet new characters and understand the existing characters even more so through different story's and character development. I can't wait to continue with that in the next installment.

Other thoughts:
Sarah Fairbairn
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: loveozya-mg
I was captivated with book one, All the little bones, from the first sentence up until the last. I adored the protagonist, Sorsha, and didn’t want the story to end. So, obviously I was super excited when the opportunity to read and review book two came along and I jumped at it.

The first book is told from the POV of Sorsha and tracks her journey to the circus, her struggles to forget her past and fit in at the circus the second book is wholly set in. Fleur the POV in this, the second book, is a s
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Oct 22, 2018 added it
All Fall Down is the second in the Circus Hearts series, and follows the story of Fleur, aka semi-villain from book one. Fleur is immensely sympathetic in this book, without losing any of her edge, and once again, it's sparks a plenty. I think I enjoyed the second book even more than the first one, though again, I could have done with more detail and focus on the mystery (thats a personal bias though! I'm a crime nut!) It was very enjoyable, and I loved loved loved the chemistry between Fleur an ...more
Brit McCarthy
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I had managed to read nothing about All Fall Down until I opened my app to book one of my ARC (thanks to the author, and of course all views expressed are my own and not influenced) and I was surprised, just for a second, to see we had taken up our story from Fleur’s perspective as opposed to Sorsha from book one. It was only for a moment though, because as is typical with Ellie Marney’s books, I was swept away into the story and gave Sorsha not another thought.

Fleur Klatsch is the ringmaster’s
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After reading the first in the series I had to immediately get the second, and I wasn't disappointed.
A feel good romance, great characters.
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: australian, crime, ya
While the first book, All the Little Bones, follows trapeze artist Sorsha Neary, All Fall Down is about Fleur Klatsch, who looked set to be Sorsha’s worst enemy in the first book.

The aftermath of the final events of All the Little Bones are infused in the opening of All Fall Down, where Fleur is dealing with the consequences of her actions. There’s also the little matter of the accident that could have killed her.

Fleur is determined to make up for her mistakes and face her responsibilities full
Even better than the first book in this series!

I really loved Fleur as the main character—loved her prickliness and her devotion to her father and her troupe, loved her commitment and her drive. I found her insecurities believable and relatable, and admired how she doesn’t let them stop her.

And her relationship with Marco feels so real—painful and awkward and lovely and good. I struggled a little in the previous book with Sorsha’s and Colm’s relationship, though I liked them much more in this
Cassandra Page
This book is set a few months after the events in All the Little Bones, and follows a different pair of characters, Fleur and Marco. In fact, each book in this trilogy focuses on a different romance with the same overarching setting (like Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner did in the Starbound series). Strictly speaking, you don't need to read the first book to appreciate the second, but it would definitely help give useful context for events early on.

I was a bit apprehensive going into this one be
Indy Fawcett
Jan 16, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars.
Enjoyable but a tad monotonous for me with the romance and the on going storyline. The ending was lovely though. Not 100% for me as I enjoyed ‘Book 1’ better but not to say if was awful in any regard.
Great characters, great story, and great romance.

I will always associate this trilogy with my father's funeral. I read them all as I traveled there and back again, and in between moments of sadness, and great joy I shared with my siblings and mother.

Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm not sure if I loved this one more than the first book, but I adored Fleur & Marcos in this one and I loved the added stakes that were a bit beyond the personal. I cannot read these fast enough! ...more
Steph Cuthbert
4.5 thoroughly enjoyable story about family and responsibility, with all the hawt romance you’d expect from Ellie Marney
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Trigger & Content Warnings

Fire (arson)
Serious injury to a parent
Hannah • So Obsessed With
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
Though the first book in this series didn't quite live up to my expectations, these two won me over! I loved that the second book made me love a character I'd previously hated, and the romance just worked so well for me. The mystery was better, too, and had more tension. So I was excited to go right into the third, and it didn't disappoint. I think it was my favorite of the three because the couple was just too adorable! I loved the sneaky moments and the swoony ones. Both books get a So Enjoyed ...more
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Ellie Marney is a highly-awarded author of YA crime fiction. Her titles include the Every series - Every Breath, Every Word and Every Move - and the companion novel No Limits, White Night, and the Circus Hearts series of dark YA romantic mysteries, beginning with Circus Hearts 1. She contributed to the #LoveOzYA anthology, Begin End Begin and her latest novel, None Shall Sleep, was released 1 ...more

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