Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal

Circus of Wonders

Elizabeth Macneal

376 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction historical literary dark mysterious slow-paced

Description

It is 1865 and in a coastal village in southern England, Nell picks violets for a living. Set apart from her community because of the birthmarks that pepper her skin, Nell keeps her head down and her sights small: her world is her beloved brother ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 1,310 reviews

Moods

emotional 60%
dark 56%
adventurous 51%
sad 36%
mysterious 31%
reflective 26%
tense 22%
challenging 17%
hopeful 15%
inspiring 11%
informative 10%
lighthearted 2%
funny 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 33%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 52% | A mix: 35% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 46% | Yes: 29% | No: 22% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

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

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 5%

Average rating

3.58

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