by Jennifer Sommersby

On Sale: 04/03/2018


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by Jennifer Sommersby

On Sale: 04/03/2018


About the Book

The greatest treasure, a most dangerous magic.

Growing up in the Cinzio Traveling Players Company, Genevieve Flannery is accustomed to a life most teenagers could never imagine: daily workouts of extravagant acrobatics; 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 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 with the discovery of an otherworldly inheritance and her perilous mission to protect it, Geni is suddenly 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, and her magical legacy becomes even more menacing, 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.

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Critical Praise

“Genevieve’s grief is profound . . . necessary fuel for the scary, magical quest that she must undertake.” - The Globe and Mail

“Exciting and engaging . . . readers will definitely look forward to the next volume.” - Resource Links

“This absolutely thrilling novel has everything a good book needs, with lots of mystery, adventure, magic and evil, and even a twinge of romance.” - Canadian Children’s Book News

“An exceptional story. . . . Highly recommended!” - Metroland

“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

“Startlingly imaginative and vividly realized.” - Ira Bloom, author of Hearts & Other Body Parts


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443418850
  • ISBN 10: 1443418854
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 04/03/2018
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price:22.99 CAD

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