Girl on a Wire

Girl on a Wire was a slow story with a blend of magic/paranormal. The story is told through the eyes of talented 16 year old Jules. Girl on a Wire takes us through the life of two circus families that have been rivals for years.

I thought that this book had a great premise, but the execution fell a little flat. I really did love the well rounded characters and family elements of the story. The plot and story itself were very slow and it took me forever to get through it.

So unfortunately for this reviewer this one is a take it or leave it.

Book Blurb for Girl on a Wire

A ballerina, twirling on a wire high above the crowd. Horses, prancing like salsa dancers. Trapeze artists, flying like somersaulting falcons. And magic crackling through the air. Welcome to the Cirque American!

Sixteen-year-old Jules Maroni’s dream is to follow in her father’s footsteps as a high-wire walker. When her family is offered a prestigious role in the new Cirque American, it seems that Jules and the Amazing Maronis will finally get the spotlight they deserve. But the presence of the Flying Garcias may derail her plans. For decades, the two rival families have avoided each other as sworn enemies.

Jules ignores the drama and focuses on the wire, skyrocketing to fame as the girl in a red tutu who dances across the wire at death-defying heights. But when she discovers a peacock feather—an infamous object of bad luck—planted on her costume, Jules nearly loses her footing. She has no choice but to seek help from the unlikeliest of people: Remy Garcia, son of the Garcia clan matriarch and the best trapeze artist in the Cirque.

As more mysterious talismans believed to possess unlucky magic appear, Jules and Remy unite to find the culprit. And if they don’t figure out what’s going on soon, Jules may be the first Maroni to do the unthinkable: fall.

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2014 3.50