Author: A. R. Kahler
Title: The Immortal Circus
The Cirque des Immortels is not like other circuses. Not only do the performers in this circus have some strange and unusual talents, they've also all signed binding contracts that guarantee them immortality. But then their ring master is Mab, Queen of the Winter Court. Only being Mab, she has her own deep and dark reasons for every contract she signs; and she's not giving away any of her secrets. Especially when it comes to Vivienne Warfield, the newest member of the troupe. Vivienne can't quite remember what she was trying to escape from when she joined the Cirque des Immortels, nor does she seem to have any magical talent of her own. So what does Mab see in her? And more worrying, what does Mab want from her? Oddly, Vivienne doesn't seem too concerned about it. Until one of the other circus performers ends up dead--murdered by an unknown hand. But how is that even possible? Mab's contract is supposed to protect them. So, was this an inside job? Or is there some outside enemy threatening them all?
Twisted, dark, mysterious and magical all aptly describe The Immortal Circus. In a way, this book reminds me of Christina Henry's Alice. And despite it's darker moments, I ended up really liking it. Vivienne is one of those fiesty heroines that you find yourself rooting for; I also really liked Kingston, the magician she has a crush on. The rest of her new circus family are all pretty unique and memorable, especially the scary ones like Mab...and Lilith. Talk about an intense roller coaster ride. This one's a fun one! I can't wait to find out what happens to Vivienne and Mab's immortal circus in the next book in this fantastic trilogy.