Monday, February 10, 2014

Carnival of Souls/Secrets Review

Carnival of Secrets 
previously titled Carnival of Souls

In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the carnival, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures—if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live.

All Mallory knows of The City is that her father—and every other witch there—fled it for a life in exile in the human world. Instead of a typical teenage life full of friends and maybe even a little romance, Mallory scans quiet streets for threats, hides herself away, and trains to be lethal. She knows it's only a matter of time until a daimon finds her and her father, so she readies herself for the inevitable.While Mallory possesses little knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are plans for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence and danger that is the carnival.

What I Loved
I love both the main female characters Mallory and Aya, both are strong, tough and know how to kick some ass. I personally love strong females and I especially love it if they can fight too and they both sure can.
I do love a book that has multiple points of view, I do enjoy getting everyone's feelings, thoughts and insights while the juicy events are happening.
Although a little confusing at first, trying to figure out and understand the world of the daimons, but so interesting once I understood it.
Lots of action, fighting, intrigue, backstabbing, betrayal, deals, bonds and all sorts of exciting stuff throughout the entire book. Every page is filled with so much.

Didn't Like
What a cliffhanger! I want more but there isn't anymore yet. 

A must read series for any young adult, fantasy and romance reader.

Untamed City
Carnival of Lies (prequel Fall 2014)
Carnival of Secrets/Souls
Untamed City 2015

I can now say that there will finally be a short sequel to Carnival.  It will be in ebook about a year from now, and shortly before that, there will be a prequel short story (“Carnival of Lies”).  Then all three pieces will be released as one volume (called UNTAMED CITY) hereafter.

Until such time, the first book will stay in hardcover, so that when the paperback (UNTAMED CITY) is released in 2015, ALL of the story will be available in one slightly thick volume :)
That short story (“Carnival of Lies”) is already written (& has been since September 2012). It will be published Fall 2014.
The sequel (which I also started in 2012) will be out in (I am told) a smidge over a year from now.  

1 comment:

Primrose Musings said...

Ooooh both cover looks perfect! I was wondering when the sequel will be out. The wait is killing me!