by Laura Lam
Publication date: February 5, 2013
Anyone who reads YA knows that the circus is hot right now. The sights, smells and a tastes of a circus atmosphere offer up a world of possibilities for authors to entice readers. Circus and magic go hand in hand for me, so this was an easy pick.
The summary of Pantomime doesn't give away much - Who is hiding and what happened to the mysterious civilization? I'm really wanting to learn more about "the glowing blue Penglass". My only worry is with the forbidden love aspect for Gene and Micah. That's a tough sell for readers who see this frequented in YA books. Lastly, I'm really hoping Pantomime doesn't cling to the coattails of the widely popular The Night Circus and offers it's own unique vision.