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Sleight

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Growing up in the Cinzio Traveling Players circus, Genevieve Flannery is accustomed to a life most teenagers could never imagine: daily workouts of extravagant acrobatics; an extended family of clowns; wild animals for pets; and her mother, Delia, whose mind has always been tortured by visions—but whose love Geni never questions. In a world of performers who mystify and amaze on a daily basis, Delia’s ghostly hallucinations never seemed all that strange . . . until the evening Geni and her mother are performing an aerial routine they’ve done hundreds of times, and Delia falls to her death.

That night, a dark curtain in Geni’s life opens. Everything has changed.

As they reel from the tragedy, the Cinzio Traveling Players are also grappling with the circus’s new owner: a generous, mysterious man whose connection to the circus—Geni suspects—has a dark history. And suddenly, Geni is stumbling into a new reality of her own, her life interrupted daily by the terrors only Delia used to see. As the visions around her grow stronger, Geni is not sure who she should trust or love. Worst of all, she’s starting to question whether she can trust her own mind.

A thrilling and mysterious novel that captures the magic of the big top itself, Sleight is a high-flying fantasy that will enchant readers.

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Critical Praise

“Entrancing, spell-binding, and mystical.” —Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of the Gone series

“An intoxicating mix of beauty, humour, magic, and danger that means the reader can’t bear to look away until the final page.” —Eileen Cook, author of With Malice

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443418850
  • ISBN 10: 1443418854
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 04/03/2018
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price: 21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General

Sleight by Jennifer Sommersby

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