Les Cirque des Reves, or Circus of Dreams, can only be entered between sunset and sunrise. Until one evening when it will disappear as suddenly as it arrived, only to reappear in another city, another country. The acts are familiar - acrobats, fortune tellers, mirror mazes, illusionists - but not as they have been seen before. The performers seem to belong to another world, one where the boundaries of reality widen. When dark occurrences begin to blight the circus, an unprecedented force at its centre is finally revealed to them. Because the circus is not the event - it is only the venue...
Circe by Madeline Miller: Entrancing, Empowering Adaptation of Ancient Greek Myth
Circe, daughter of Helios, is born with the voice of a mortal without the glow of a god. Shunned by her nymph family, she observes from a distance the gods' cruelty and greed. When a defiant act of compassion leads to island exile, it is here that Circe finds the freedom to shape a self outside of her divinity. More than a goddess, she is Circe, witch of Aiaia...
Anuanna by Madeline McQueen: Fun, Light-Hearted Fantasy Read
When Anna starts to hear strange voices that no-one else can, at first she thinks she is going insane. However, the cause starts to emerge after she connects these voices with her family pets... Anna has the ability to communicate with animals - she is a member of a race with powerful gifts. Realising them will require her to navigate an entire world she could never even have imagined.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: Be Inspired to Follow your Dreams by an Adventure Story Unlike Any Other
Rating: 3 stars Category: Fantasy, Inspirational Synopsis: Santiago the shepherd boy has a recurring dream about a treasure awaiting him at the Pyramids of Egypt. Leaving his flock and the life he knows behind, he sets out on an adventure to seek out this mysterious treasure. However, the people he meets along the way will teach him lessons far more valuable than any wealth or riches. The Alchemist is an inspirational tale about following your dreams.
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro: Unique Fantasy Novel with a Powerful Message
Rating: 5 stars Category: Fantasy Synopsis: In an England greatly changed by the recent reign of King Arthur, Axl and Beatrice set off on a journey to find the son they have not seen for years. However, in a land fraught with dragons, ogres and mysterious spells, the trek will not be an easy one for the elderly couple. What they encounter will test the strength of the love between them…