I am joining Breaking the Spine in their Waiting on Wednesday feature. Jill’s description is – “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. So my WoW for this week is Menagerie by Rachel Vincent. I love Vincent and she is one of my auto buy authors. I have this pre-ordered at Amazon, as sadly I did not get approved for the Netgalley ARC. But who am I kidding, I would have bought a copy regardless.
- Author: Rachel Vincent
- Title: Menagerie
- Series: The Menagerie Series (Book 1)
- Hardcover: 432 pages
- Publisher: MIRA
- Publication Date: September 29, 2015
Purchase from – Amazon or Barnes & Noble 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 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. Renowned author Rachel Vincent weaves an intoxicating blend of carnival magic and startling humanity in this intricately woven and powerful tale. Click for a review of Vincent’s last book The Stars Never Rise.