There is some pretty taboo and down right demented twists in this story. I'm glad to say they are not presented in a good light - wrong is wrong and that is important when reading about disturbing topics. The story moves along quickly and seamlessly. This book is all popcorn and candy; leave your mind behind. If you're looking for escapist reading this is a good choice.
This book was a solid 3 stars because I felt a little let down in the character development department. Our leading lady is created fairly strongly, but I would've like to see more depth with the surrounding characters in the carnival. I understand not every detail can be crammed into book one, but I needed more to really sink my teeth into. With that being sad, I do believe this series is one that I and many others will continue to read when they are released because the setting is so unique and intriguing. I really am looking forward to reading more about the carnival and the characters that reside within.