Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: CIRCUS GALACTICUS by Deva Fagan

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What are you waiting for?

My pick for this week is . . .

some circus magic for the younger set . . .

Pub. Date: November 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover , 304pp  
Age Range: 12 and up
 ISBN-13: 9780547581361
ISBN: 054758136X

Description (from the publisher):
Rebel. Champion gymnast. Intergalactic traveler?

Trix can deal with being an orphan charity case at a snotty boarding school. She can hold her own when everyone else tells her not to dream big dreams. She can even fight back against the mysterious stranger in a silver mask who tries to steal the meteorite her parents trusted her to protect.

But her life is about to change forever. The Circus Galacticus has come to town, bringing acts to amaze, delight, and terrify. And now the dazzling but enigmatic young Ringmaster has offered Trix the chance to be a part of it.

Soon Trix discovers an entire universe full of deadly enemies and potential friends, not to mention space leeches, ancient alien artifacts, and exploding chocolate desserts. And she just might unravel the secrets of her own past—if she can survive long enough.

Click here to read Chapter One.

You can enter the Goodreads Giveaway for CIRCUS GALACTICUS until October 15th.

Click here to visit the author's website.

About the author (from the publisher):
Deva Fagan is the author of Fortune’s Folly and The Magical Misadventures of Prunella Bogthistle. She lives in Maine with her husband and her dog. She is not (to her knowledge) a space-faring mutant, though she has been known to dye her hair bright colors and is easily distracted by a particularly fine starry night sky. Visit her website at


Click here to read an excerpt.


Anonymous said...

Oh. My. God. This book sounds awesome! Circus and sci-fi? Win win win! This is is going on my wishlist asap! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome pick!

Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

The circus one looks fantastic.

bermudaonion said...

Great pick! The book looks delightful!

Amy said...

Great post!

Lindsay Cummings author said...

dang, that sounds awesome!!

here's my post! i'd love it if you'd stop by and let me know what you think, or what you are reading right now! :)

Zibilee said...

It does sound rather different and fun, and I bet it would be a great crossover book as well. Great pick today!

R.J. Anderson said...

I read this in manuscript and LOVED it then, so I can't imagine how much more brilliant it is in the final copy! Excited to get my grabby hands on this and read it again.

Marie said...

sounds like so much fun! :)