Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. Find out more here.
As I’ve just looked this up, this book actually came out on May 30th and I missed it! After waiting two years! I am slightly ashamed at missing that date… but… without further ado….
When their coup of Metzger’s Menagerie is discovered, Delilah and her fellow cryptids find their newly won freedom brutally stripped away as they are sold into The Savage Spectacle, a private collection of “exotic wildlife.” Specializing in ruthless cryptid cage matches, safari-style creature hunts and living party favors, the Spectacle’s owner, Willem Vandekamp, caters to the forbidden fetishes of the wealthy and powerful. At the Spectacle, any wish can be granted—for the right price.
But Vandekamp’s closely guarded client list isn’t the only secret being kept at the Spectacle. Beneath the beauty and brutality of life in the collection lie much darker truths, and no one is more determined than Delilah to strip the masks from the human monsters and drag all dark things into the light.
Magical circuses are all the rage right now, and I know I’m a bit late since The Night Circus came out a couple years ago and I’m only now reading it, but… I’m in love. Menagerie was my first magical circus experience, and I was immediately mesmerized by the mystery of Delilah’s species… and yes, well, anyway….
This will definitely be one of the books I pick up when my Audible credits come in next month!
Anyone looking forward to something special? Have any great “magical circus” books to recommend? I’m all ears!