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Review | The Winter Freak Show

The Winter Freak Show

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KIDS ARE VANISHING IN VICTORIAN LONDON. ONLY TOBY KNOWS WHY.
CAN HE SAVE THE CITY BEFORE FALLING VICTIM HIMSELF?

After twelve-year-old Toby Carter escapes a brutal workhouse at Christmas, he can’t believe his good fortune. Adopted by a band of travelling performers called The Winter Freak Show who put on spellbinding shows each night, he finally believes he’s found the family he always wanted. Then everything falls apart.

Children are disappearing throughout the city. Pretty soon, all evidence points to those Toby trusted the most and he finds himself caught up in a conspiracy far more sinister than he ever imagined. Defenceless and on the run, he’s confronted with two options: uncover the kidnapper before another child falls victim, or stand by and watch as the shadowy criminal becomes unstoppable.

The fate of Christmas rests in the balance.

Hott Review:

Want something a bit different? You’ll want to try The Winter Freak Show!

What I liked: The Winter Freak Show is a great book! It was quite an adventure from the first page. The characters are fun and well developed. I’d suggest it for teens, instead of middle-grade, but overall I really enjoyed it!

I SO can’t wait to read the 2nd book in the Twisted Christmas Trilogy!!

What I didn’t like: While The Winter Freak Show is suggested for middle-grade readers, it’s definitely not appropriate for all MG readers. There are some areas that are a bit dark and graphic. It’s deinifetly not for middle-grade readers who are easily scared or uncomfortable.

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Author: Daniel Parsons
Source: I purchased The Winter Freak Show on December 18, 2017 when it was Free.
Publisher & Date: April 30th 2016
Genre: Middle-Grade Christmas Fantasy
ASIN: B01F19ULNK (BN ID: 2940153517537)
Pages: 155
Grade: A
Ages: 13+
Steam: YA | Due to the graphic nature of a few scenes I wouldn’t suggest this for all readers.
Setting: London, England
Series: Twisted Christmas Trilogy, #1

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Author Bio:

Daniel ParsonsDaniel Parsons is the author of The Winter Freak Show, Blott, Necroville, and The #ArtOfTwitter. His comedy zombie story called Necroville received critical acclaim and had been used to promote Hollywood’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies movie. His first non-fiction book #TheArtOfTwitter has been featured on the blog of the former head of Writer’s Digest and later went on to become an Amazon bestseller.

Besides writing, Daniel has worked for two publishing companies and runs workshops on how to grow an effective social media presence. If you want to know more about Daniel, sign up to his mailing list or follow him on Twitter (@dkparsonswriter). He loves talking to readers!

Websites & Links: author's website https://twitter.com/dkparsonswriter author's facebook

 

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