Waiting on Wednesday: Girl in the Shadows (Girl on a Wire #2) by Gwenda Bond

April 20, 2016 Uncategorized 35

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting.  This week I’ve picked a book that is by a favorite author of mine. An author that I think deserves some extra love as she doesn’t seem to be as well-known as I think she should be, because I just love her writing.  The first book in this series, which I was so glad to see there was going to be more, was called Girl on a Wire, and I really loved the characters and can’t wait for more of the world, and hopefully some more of those characters along with these new ones.  Here’s the blurb for this new book from Goodreads:

Eighteen-year-old Moira Mitchell grew up in the shadows of Vegas’s stage lights while her father’s career as a magician soared. More than anything, Moira wants to be a magician too, but her father is dead set against her pursuing magic.

When an invitation to join the Cirque American mistakenly falls into Moira’s possession, she takes action. Instead of giving the highly coveted invitation to its intended recipient, Raleigh, her father’s handsome and worldly former apprentice, Moira takes off to join the Cirque. If she can perform alongside its world-famous acts, she knows she’ll be able to convince her dad that magic is her future.

But when Moira arrives, things take on an intensity she can’t control as her stage magic suddenly feels like…real magic. To further distract her, Raleigh shows up none too pleased at Moira’s presence, all while the Cirque’s cocky and intriguing knife thrower, Dez, seems to have it out for her. As tensions mount and Moira’s abilities come into question, she must decide what’s real and what’s an illusion. If she doesn’t sort it out in time, she may forever remain a girl in the shadows.

I loved reading about the world of the circus.  Especially as when I was a kid and went to the circus I always used to dream about being a trapeze artist.  Coming from a family that had spent their whole life as part of the circus.  So that’s what I’m excited about this week. What book are you eagerly awaiting? 

35 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Girl in the Shadows (Girl on a Wire #2) by Gwenda Bond”

  1. Barb

    What a stunning cover. I really like the sounds of it and it is going straight on the wishlist. Great choice and thanks for sharing it!

  2. Ruzaika Rifaideen

    That sure is one GORGEOUS cover! The blurb promises all kinds of amazing stuff, I'm definitely interested in this book now! Great pick, Lisa- hope you enjoy reading it 🙂

    Check out what book I'm waiting on this week here

    • Lisa Mandina

      The first in the series was so good! And I guess actually this is a companion that can be read without reading the first, but if you like it, you'll want to go back and read the first. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Lisa Mandina

      I had kind of asked the author because I felt like there could be more done with the characters, and she hinted maybe there would be, and then she made the announcement a little while back and I was ecstatic!

    • Lisa Mandina

      YOu should pick this series up. The author is just so great! And it is a fun look at behind the scenes in a circus. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Lisa Mandina

      I just signed up for this with them. I hope to get on, as I love this author and feel she needs more love! Thanks for returning the stop!

    • Lisa Mandina

      Only one book in and I'm hooked! Although I believe this book could be read as a standalone according the author. Thanks for visiting!

  3. The Candid Cover: YA Book Blogger

    This one sound like a really cool story. It is new to me and I am quite intrigued by that summary. Cirque is such an incredible experience and I am sure it will be interesting reading something that takes you behind the scenes! <3

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