Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Contortion by Aurelia T. Evans

Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Date published: November 2015
ISBN: 978-1-78430-899-5
Fantasy, paranormal
Reviewed by Gabrielle (meingee@yahoo.com)
Weblink: https://www.totallybound.com/book/fortune
Obtained via publisher
Rating: 3 Hearts

This book brings us back to the world of Arcanium the circus ruled by magic and demons. Valorie is feeling out of sorts lately. So many years ago she was cursed by a flippant wish to become a performer in Arcanium. Yet even after her time was deemed over she stayed in the circus. They are her family now. So many years have passed and now Valorie must do some soul searching and when her old fiancée shows up at the circus it throws her world into even more chaos. Bell has given her the fire eater to appease her growing unease but is John enough to keep her heart and soul bound to Arcanium?

This is an interesting and engaging story. Valorie is a strong woman. She was taken away from the life she knew but has since made a life for herself all these years later. We learn a lot about her past and what kind of woman she is underneath the shields that she has put up. I enjoyed watching her relationship with John take shape. We watch as Valorie wrestles with life and love as she  turns inward and  takes a good look at herself and just where her life has lead her. We wonder if she will stay or leave the circus that has become her family.  Valorie is not one of my favorite characters in this series yet through this I got to see the how’s and whys of her life and begin to understand her better and maybe even begin to like her more.  Love is not always easy sometimes you hold on tight and sometimes you have to let go.  This time it is Valorie’s turn to learn this lesson.

Once again the author weaves a good story that brings so many emotions from these characters to the forefront and has this reader wondering just who will be the next victim to join Arcanium. It is always easy to make a wish but is it so easy to live with the consequences of that wish?  Only hope that you never have to make that choice like those in the Arcanium circus.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.


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