Monday, January 9, 2017

Blog Tour / Review : Freeks

Freeks by Amanda Hocking

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Pages: 400
Published : January 3rd 2017 by St. Martin's Griffin
Welcome to Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Sideshow, where necromancy, magical visions, and pyrokinesis are more than just part of the act.

Mara has always longed for a normal life in a normal town where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future. Instead, she roams from place to place, cleaning the tiger cage while her friends perform supernatural feats every night.

When the struggling sideshow is miraculously offered the money they need if they set up camp in Caudry, Louisiana, Mara meets local-boy Gabe and a normal life has never been more appealing.

But before long, performers begin disappearing and bodes are found mauled by an invisible beast. Mara realizes that there’s a sinister presence lurking in the town with its sights set on getting rid of the sideshow freeks. In order to unravel the truth before the attacker kills everyone Mara holds dear, she has seven days to take control of a power she didn’t know she was capable of—one that could change her future forever.

Bestselling author Amanda Hocking draws readers inside the dark and mysterious world of Freeks. 

Mara isnt like her mother who possesses the Necromancer ability to join along with her mother at Traveling Side Show so she works the side jobs for them. Struggling to keep the sideshow open the owner takes up an offered large sum of money to stay in Caudry for week. Mara longs for a normal life which makes it harder for her to deal with when she meets a local boy Gabe knowing it'll end soon. Gabe doesn't know Mara is apart of the traveling show and he makes her feel normal for a change. When some of the acts start disappearing or found mangled the struggling sideshows need to find out whats going on before there is no one left.

A couple years back I had met the author which is why I was drawn to this book. When the second book of the Trylle Trilogy came out and I went to NYC to get my books signed. I know I have a picture of me and her buried in my computer of that day but she seemed like a pretty cool person and I really loved her books. The second thing that drawn me to this book was the beautiful cover because it's really well done and even without reading the synopsis I would've swiped it off the shelves to purchase because of how it looked. After reading the synopsis I was sold to wanting to get my hands on this book because it sounded like something I would really love to read. I got this as a ARC on my kindle so when I head to the books store I'll be sure to buy myself a copy because this book belongs on my bookshelves. :-)

Anyways It's been awhile since I've read a paranormal book and this book reminded me why I like the genre. I loved the characters and how some points of the book managed to surprise me. I loved that there was hits of clues when it came to a certain character and I couldn't help but think to myself I know what that character is I was just waiting for it to be revealed and loved that my guess was correct. As for Mara I wished what was revealed about her wasn't done towards the end because it seemed rushed when it came to the time where everything seems to go nuts but it was still enjoyable. You don't understand how hard it is for me to be vague as possible and still want to be able to talk to others about this book because it really was a great book and I really enjoyed it.

If you are looking for a great paranormal read with a set of interesting characters then look no further because you'll want to get your hands on this book! Highly Recommend.

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