Hocking has done it again! This book is the perfect read, with its lifelike characters and unique plot. The intriguing setting makes for an interesting story and helps bring the book to life. You do not want to miss out on this one!
Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Sideshow does not fake their acts. This pieced-together family is filled with more than just party tricks. When a magical contract brings the group to Louisiana, Mara, a young roadie, learns that perhaps the “normal” life she’s always longed for is not all it seems, with the townspeople staring and calling them freaks. When a local boy starts showing interest in Mara, things begin to look up. But soon, friends go missing and bodies are found — and these deaths are anything but natural. Now, it is up to Mara and her new friends to figure out who is attacking her family. Will she succeed, or will the “freeks” be wiped off the map? (ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN, Jan., 400 pp., $18.99, HC, 12 & Up)