Tuesday, October 27, 2015

REVIEW: Menagerie by Rachel Vincent

RELEASE DATE : September 29, 2015

“But if monsters could look like humans, and humans could look like monsters, how could anyone ever really be sure that the right people stood on the outside of all those cages?”


So much praise for this one. Absolutely brilliant and twisted take on a fantasy world. If you've ever read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, this has much of the same visual vibe but the story is much darker. There is a lot of disturbing parts to get through in this book but it is so engaging.


Delilah Marlow can still remember her first trip to Metzger's Menagerie as a child on a school trip but never did she think that one day she would be part of their show. When she has an emotional and physical transformation while witnessing a terrible act, Delilah becomes the property of the menagerie. With no explanation as to why or how it occurred, there is no one to defend her.

There is more shock when Delilah learns she has been living a secret life or rather, someone else's life all these years. Delilah doesn’t exist. However she isn't the only one apart of the show that has become a professional at hiding their secrets.

With its incredibly imaginative writing and sometimes gory sequences, Menagerie very quickly draws you into its world.
 
Menagerie (The Menagerie Series) by Rachel Vincent via @amazon