Pantomime by Laura Lam Published:February 5, 2013 Publisher: Strange Chemistry Pages:320 My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Synopsis: R. H. Ragona’s Circus of
Magic is the greatest circus of Ellada. Nestled among the glowing blue
Penglass—remnants of a mysterious civilization long gone—are wonders
beyond the wildest imagination. It’s a place where anything seems
possible, where if you close your eyes you can believe that the magic
and knowledge of the vanished Chimaera is still there. It’s a place
where anyone can hide.
Iphigenia Laurus, or Gene, the daughter of
a noble family, is uncomfortable in corsets and crinoline, and prefers
climbing trees to debutante balls. Micah Grey, a runaway living on the
streets, joins the circus as an aerialist’s apprentice and soon becomes
the circus’s rising star.
But Gene and Micah have balancing acts
of their own to perform, and a secret in their blood that could unlock
the mysteries of Ellada.
My Review: My first thought after finishing Pantomime was that it couldn't be over. That ending left me wanting more. So many things happened in the last few pages that I need answers to.
First off the writing in this book was amazing during the circus parts. I could vividly imagine exactly what was going on. The circus was so magical and probably the best part about the book. I felt like I was in the audience watching the show.
The main characters Micah and Gene were pretty interesting and I liked how it switched between Summer and Spring. There was also this twist at the beginning of the story that I did not see coming at all. I mean I knew that there was something going on but I never would have guessed what actually happened.
The world where this took place was a little strange to me and I'm still not entirely sure if this was taking place in the future or the past because at first it seemed like a historical fiction story but I don't really think it is.
There's really nothing I can say about the romance that won't spoil the book entirely but I will say that for the most part I enjoyed the romance and that it really made me think.