Tuesday, April 23, 2013

T is for That Time I Joined The Cicus




 Lexi Ryan just ran away to join the circus, but not on purpose.
A music-obsessed, slightly snarky New York City girl, Lexi is on her own. After making a huge mistake--and facing a terrible tragedy--Lexi has no choice but to track down her long-absent mother. Rumor has it that Lexi's mom is somewhere in Florida with a traveling circus.
When Lexi arrives at her new, three-ring reality, her mom isn't there . . . but her destiny might be. Surrounded by tigers, elephants, and trapeze artists, Lexi finds some surprising friends and an even more surprising chance at true love. She even lucks into a spot as the circus's fortune teller, reading tarot cards and making predictions.
But then Lexi's ex-best friend from home shows up, and suddenly it's Lexi's own future that's thrown into question.
With humor, wisdom, and a dazzlingly fresh voice, this debut reminds us of the magic of circus tents, city lights, first kisses, and the importance of an excellent playlist.

I received this book off NetGalley, and I'm really surprised. This is the kind of book that would have only a limited number of e-copies available, and those would run out fast, so a small blogger like me wouldn't have a chance of getting that arc. Because this was a really good book. The kind that makes you feel warm and stuffed (like, stuffed with pie) and giddy and feels like basking in the sunshine like a cat (still with a full stomach of pie) and giggling. Giggling that atrocious high-pitched giggle that you giggle when you're feeling warm and stuffed and sleepy and cute and cozy all wrapped up in a fuzzy bathrobe. Basically, it made me feel like my cat. In a good way. Like, a really good way. 

Have you ever read the book Ida B? Ida B...and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save The World (Yes, that's the whole title, though the stuff after the ellipsis is written in small font at the bottom of the front cover) by