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The Nightingale Circus by Ioana Visan
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it was amazing
Recommended for: fantasy and sci-fi readers

I received a copy of this book from a LibraryThing giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

I loved this book! Each chapter focuses on the story of one character, all of whom are involved in some way with the Nightingale Circus. I really enjoyed learning about the background of each person, it was so entertaining and I felt the characters were developed so well. Each one had such a compelling tale.

I realized in the middle how much some of these individual stories connect to each other as they aren't in chronological order, so it's probably worth several read-throughs to get the most out of the book.
As well, the circus is set in the future and there are a number of technological changes that are at work in this world. I found it confusing trying to understand this new technology, as it was explained piecemeal through several stories, but by the end of the book I had a better sense of what was going on. It would have been easier to have more of an explanation up-front so I wasn't struggling through the first couple chapters, but again, another reason for another read-through.

I can't wait to read Broken People and encounter each of these characters again! Really a well-written, imaginative book; I highly recommend it!!
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Reading Progress

May 5, 2015 – Started Reading
May 8, 2015 – Finished Reading
May 9, 2015 – Shelved

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