Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal

Circus of Wonders

Elizabeth Macneal

384 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction historical literary dark mysterious slow-paced

Description

Set in a spectacular circus in the pleasure gardens of Victorian London, Circus of Wonders is an addictive novel about power, fame, and a love that is threatened by a terrible secret.1866. In a coastal village in southern England, Nell lives set a...

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Community Reviews Summary of 814 reviews

Moods

dark 60%
emotional 58%
adventurous 51%
mysterious 34%
sad 33%
reflective 25%
tense 24%
challenging 16%
hopeful 13%
inspiring 10%
informative 9%
relaxing 2%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 58%
slow 35%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 53% | A mix: 35% | Plot: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 13%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 46% | Yes: 28% | No: 23% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 6%

Average rating

3.64

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