Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Author: Rachel Vincent
Release Date: September 29th, 2015
From New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent comes a richly imagined, provocative new series set in the dark mythology of the Menagerie…
When Delilah Marlow visits a famous traveling carnival, Metzger’s Menagerie, she is an ordinary woman in a not-quite-ordinary world. But under the macabre circus black-top, she discovers a fierce, sharp-clawed creature lurking just beneath her human veneer. Captured and put on exhibition, Delilah in her black swan burlesque costume is stripped of her worldly possessions, including her own name, as she’s forced to “perform” in town after town.
But there is breathtaking beauty behind the seamy and grotesque reality of the carnival. Gallagher, her handler, is as kind as he is cryptic and strong. The other “attractions”—mermaids, minotaurs, gryphons and kelpies—are strange, yes, but they share a bond forged by the brutal realities of captivity. And as Delilah struggles for her freedom, and for her fellow menagerie, she’ll discover a strength and a purpose she never knew existed.
Why I’m waiting?
There are so many things about Menagerie that I love already. 1. It’s new Rachel Vincent. If you haven’t read her Soul Screamer series GET ON IT. It’s one of my favorite YA PNRs. 2. I am obsessed with books that take place with in a carnival/circus. I have read at least 2-3 this year. Am I sensing a trend? and 3. Dat cover tho. I saw Rachel post it on her Facebook the other day and I just cannot wait for this beauty to grace my shelves.