Waiting on Wednesday: Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby

Jill over at Breaking the Spine started this and I believe that it's awesome" This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

This week I have selected WONDER SHOW by Hannah Barnaby. This novel reminds me of THE NIGHT CIRCUS, of which I enjoyed immensly. Yet, this Circus themed read seems to have a darker edge that I find intriguing.

Now that you know my WoW I would love to know what is yours? My curious mind wants to know.



ISBN-13: 978-0547599809
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Amazon, B&N, Goodreads

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, friends and neighbors, allow me to change your lives! Step inside Mosco’s Traveling Wonder Show! You’ve read about them in magazines, these so-called human curiosities, this tribe of misfits—now come and see for yourselves. We’ve got a gent as tall as a tree, a lady with a beard, and don’t miss your chance to see the Wild Albinos of Bora Bora! Ask Madame Doula to peer into your future (only two dollars more if you want to know how you’re going to die).  And between these covers behold the greatest act of our display—Portia Remini, the strangest of the menagerie because she’s a ‘normal’ among the freaks, searching for a new beginning on the bally, far away from McGreavey’s Home for Wayward Girls, where Mister watches and waits. He said he would always find Portia, said she could never leave . . .

Oh, it’s not for the faint of heart folks. If you’re prone to nightmares or you’ve got a weak ticker, you’d best move on. Within these pages lies a tale of abandonment, loss, misfortune for the rich and glory for the poor (and a little murder doesn’t hurt). It’s a story for the ages, but be warned: once you enter the Wonder Show you will never be the same.


  1. Yay for more circus books!! I am half-way through The Night Circus now and recently read Sleight, also set in the circus. I am loving the curiosities and colorful atmosphere of the circus-set books! This one looks amazing as well! And it's the first time I've heard of it---thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  2. Ooh interesting! Haven't heard of this one, but seeing popularity of The Night Circus! It should be something good!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Oh my gosh. Why have I not heard of this one before?? WHY?? I must have it

    Stop by and see what I'm waiting on this week!

  4. Hmm, sounds interesting! Here's my WoW pick: http://geobobspinelli.blogspot.com/2011/12/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

  5. What a unique cover. I'll give that one a peek.

  6. I'm going to wait to see what others think from this one before I commit to reading it. Love the cover!!!

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