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Circus of the Darned
by Katie Maxwell | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by needmorezoloft of Detroit, Texas USA on 3/13/2007
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by rifter): available


9 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by needmorezoloft from Detroit, Texas USA on Tuesday, March 13, 2007

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Pre-numbered label used for registration. 


Journal Entry 2 by needmorezoloft from Detroit, Texas USA on Monday, March 19, 2007

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Snatched by Cherie :) 


Journal Entry 3 by needmorezoloft from Detroit, Texas USA on Monday, March 19, 2007

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Fran isn’t your typical teenager. She can sense an object’s history and discern a person’s thoughts with a mere touch. Oh, and her boyfriend is a vampire. But her concerns are the same as any teen’s—finding her place in the world, finding someone to love…and finding some time (and a cool outfit) for an actual date. Unfortunately, life—and the craziness of traveling around Europe with a band of witches, mediums and magicians—keeps intruding, and the hundred-year-old Viking ghosts she accidentally conjured into being are unmanageable to say the least.

From the Back Cover
I’ve given up all hope of having a normal life. As if things weren’t freaky enough traveling around Europe with a group of witches, mediums, and magicians who make up my home-away-from-home (aka the GothFaire), now I also have to cope with a mysterious man who wants to steal my horse, and a time-travel counselor who insists I’m Cleopatra reincarnated.
I just want to go on a date with Benedikt, but when your boyfriend’s a vampire, nothing is easy. Not only is Ben keeping secrets from me, but somehow, I raised an entire battlefield of warring Viking ghosts—all of whom refuse to be sent back.

And I thought all I had to worry about was what to wear on my date…

 


Journal Entry 4 by needmorezoloft from Detroit, Texas USA on Wednesday, March 28, 2007

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Title: Circus of the Darned
Author: Katie Maxwell
My Area of Interest: 2nd in Katie's teen vamp. series. I've read almost all of her Paranormal Romance series (Katie MacCallister)
Finished 3/27/07 - Pretty good. It's left wide open for the next book. I should have read this one not too far after the first one, mainly because it took me a few mins to place everything.

 


Journal Entry 5 by needmorezoloft at Sending this book on for someone else to love in Land of a 1,000 books, needmorezoloft's controlled releases -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, May 27, 2007

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Released 10 yrs ago (5/31/2007 UTC) at Sending this book on for someone else to love in Land of a 1,000 books, needmorezoloft's controlled releases -- Controlled Releases

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Sending on.

Enjoy!! Smooches!!! 


Journal Entry 6 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Friday, June 29, 2007

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Thank u Lei! *sm000ches*

I might share this with the Club VLAD gals after I've read it as I think it was CandyDarling who sent around the first in this Goth series. 


Journal Entry 7 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Saturday, November 15, 2008

6 out of 10

Circus of the Darned is the follow-up to 2005's Got Fangs?, the first book in the Goth series, and takes place in the same world as Katie MacAlister's Dark Ones series. The name Katie Maxwell is a pseudonym used by Katie MacAlister with her young adult titles.

Francesca "Fran" Ghetti has been traveling across Europe with her mom and the GothFaire for the last several months. Fran is finally beginning to realize that she'll never have a normal life she once craved. The traveling GothFaire and all the strange and mysterious people that work there, her Wiccan High Priestess mother, and Benedikt, a really cute Dark One (aka vampire) who claims she is his Beloved are just the start! She's also got to deal with her psychometry skills—the ability to read a person or object's past, as well as their thoughts and emotions, through touch—and try to integrate that into her life. But at least she's beginning to accept, perhaps even like, her new life.

However, just as things have started to look up, it all begins to fall apart. First, someone steals her horse Tesla, most likely the oddly curious man who had expressed an interest and offered her an amazingly large sum of money for such an old horse. Then, she accidentally manages to raise an entire battlefield of warring, Viking ghosts... who refuse to move on to the afterlife! Buggers! All this just in time to ruin her first "real" date with Benedikt on Saturday.

While this book had a good story to it, there were several things about Fran's character that bugged me. For example, I got tired very fast of all the teen-ish giggly, girly stuff going on. I had to laugh though because even Fran herself would admit she didn't like "going all girly". Too bad she can't listen to her own advice. LOL But it's not just this book really... I have the same problem with most of this author's characters—they're all too ditzy, girly, catty, or just plain stupid for my taste; she's never really written a character that has endeared herself to me. (For proof, just search for "macalister" on my blog to read my past reviews.)


This book is now reserved for a Club VLAD/BookObsessed bookray as several other BookCrossers there are interested in reading it, having read the first book shared by CandyDarling. 


Journal Entry 8 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Saturday, November 15, 2008

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It's a Bookray!!
Since I'm keeping this bookray limited to Club VLAD and BookObsessed members, I'm not going to be too stringent with rules since most of the people in these two subsections of BookCrossing are well-known and trusted. Therefore, all I ask is to let me know if you plan on hanging onto this book for a really long time, i.e. 6 months or more. It's a short, quick read though so I doubt that'd really be necessary. Thanks. :)

Current List (updated 3/17/09)
MaplesFlowers, USA
Supertalya, US/Korea
Wyvernfriend, Ireland
Nikel27, Germany
Margih, Finland
CandyDarling, Finland <-- end here
 


Journal Entry 9 by CheriePie at Nashville, Tennessee USA on Friday, April 24, 2009

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Kicking off the ray!

Mailed to MaplesFlowers on 4/24/09 via USPS First Class Mail. 


Journal Entry 10 by MaplesFlowers from Nashville, Tennessee USA on Monday, April 27, 2009

5 out of 10

Rec'd today. Thanks, Cheriepie, for sharing the book in this bookray. I'll get started on it in a day or two...
Started & finished in one day. It wasn't as good as the first book, imho. In fact, 5 minutes after finishing it, I couldn't recall what it had been about.

I'll be mailing this out to Tayla tomorrow. Maybe she'll like it better than I did. In any case, thanks, Cherie, for sharing!! <> 


Journal Entry 11 by Supertalya on Friday, May 29, 2009

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I am so sorry, I forgot that I had this one. I will get the following reader's address and move it along within the next two weeks.

I didn't really enjoy the book. I guess I wanted more of a backstory. 


Journal Entry 12 by Supertalya on Monday, July 27, 2009

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I found this while I was packing around. I can't believe I forgot to send it on. My apologies and I will send it out as soon as I find the address. 


Journal Entry 13 by Supertalya at Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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I can't find the next reader's address anywhere and she is not responding my PM's. I am going to send it on to nikel. 


Journal Entry 14 by nikel27 from -- Irgendwo / Somewhere --, Hessen Germany on Wednesday, August 05, 2009

8 out of 10

arrived safe at my house, 2 more BookRings before I can start here.

update:
Good read, thanks for sharing with me. 


Journal Entry 15 by nikel27 at Book Ring, Ginsheim -- Controlled Releases on Monday, September 07, 2009

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Enjoy the book 


Journal Entry 16 by Margih from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, September 21, 2009

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Thanks nikel27, I received this book today. And thanks CheriePie for sharing the book :) 


Journal Entry 17 by Margih at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, October 19, 2010

7 out of 10

It´s finally time for this book to continue its journey, sorry for keeping this so long. I liked this one as much as the first book, and absolutely loved the Viking ghosts! They really made life quite interesting and complicated even...

 


Journal Entry 18 by CandyDarling at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, October 31, 2010

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Got this in the mail last week, thank you! I had forgotten the whole ray, but it'll be interesting to read something by Katie Maxwell again, after so many years. :) 


Journal Entry 19 by CandyDarling at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (9/11/2012 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Gave to another bookcrosser at the Helsinki meet-up. 


Journal Entry 20 by Niksu at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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From the meetup. Thanks CandyDarling! 


Journal Entry 21 by Niksu at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, September 23, 2012

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Not as good as the first book Got Fangs? but quick entertaining teenbook to read.
I will pass these two books forward soon. 


Journal Entry 22 by Niksu at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, October 05, 2012

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Released 4 yrs ago (10/5/2012 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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This and the first book in the series started it's travels today. I hope the next reader willl enjoy these books:)

Read and Release at BookCrossing.com...
 


Journal Entry 23 by rifter at Isokyrö, Pohjanmaa / Österbotten Finland on Tuesday, October 09, 2012

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Thank you for the surprise! The book arrived today together with the first book, and they look delicious! Perfect reading after boring work days :) 


Journal Entry 24 by rifter at Isokyrö, Pohjanmaa / Österbotten Finland on Saturday, March 02, 2013

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This was an ok read, and funny. Definitely a bit teen-ish and lot of strange things happening at once - with the vampires and ghosts and witches and whatnot. The name of the swedish town was definitely weird. Not the most intriguing story but it was light and fun to read.  


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