Monday, March 4, 2013

Giveaway, Tour & Review: The Cirque by Ryann Kerekes

5 Hearts

Goodreads Summary
A good girl trying to find herself.
A troubled boy running from his past.
The seductive allure of the cirque.
One summer that will change them both forever …

Eighteen-year-old ballerina Ariel is determined to experience life outside the dance studio. She auditions for the cirque on a whim, and though ballet training didn’t prepare her for dodging knives, she refuses to flinch and wins the spot of target girl alongside Gabriel, the mysterious knife-thrower. There’s something unmistakably dangerous yet tempting about Gabriel’s crystal blue eyes and tattoos. She’s determined to solve the mystery of his past after learning he’s on the run from the law. Especially since the distraction is just what she needs to avoid admitting to her parents she was dismissed from her ballet contract.

The more she learns about Gabriel, the scars on his body, the foster homes he grew up in, and his fascination with knives, she knows she should run the other way, but that boy’s like crack, oh so bad for you, yet addicting as hell. When he’s arrested and forced to deal with his past, she has to choose between putting her own life back together and dealing with her parents, or taking a chance on Gabriel, as no one else has.

The Cirque is a contemporary young adult romance.

My Thoughts
**ARC provided by author for an honest review**

Ariel's life has just taken a drastic turn. After being let go from her ballet company, she finds herself trying out for a traveling cirque show. During her audition, they seem to like what they see and want her to be part of it.   But she never expected it to be as a human target. She needs this time away, though, to figure out how to tell her parents (especially her mom) about being fired. So, despite some hesitation, she decides to join the cirque show.

Gabriel is your typical book bad boy. He is dark, brooding and oh so yummy. But I have to be honest, there was something about him that appealed to me on a different level then most of these bad boys do. I think it may have had to do with how sweet he was with Ariel. He was so taken by her, but knew he was bad for her. So, he did what he thought was best by staying away from her. Needless to say, he is now my new book boyfriend! 

"Because, it's real life, Ariel. The boy doesn't always get the girl."

But Ariel is determined to make Gabriel take notice of her. She is just as intrigued by him as he is by her. They slowly start spending more time together. The relationship that begins to build between them is....well, beautiful. 

This book truly blew me away. It is written magnificently. The story grabs hold of you from the very first chapter. You become invested in the characters. You will have to know how their story will end. 

This book is light on the smexy, but believe me when I say, you will not miss it! The chemistry between Gabriel and Ariel is electric. I think it only added to their story to keep things lukewarm between them. It made the build up so much better!

This book for all those who are looking for a quick read with a hot bad boy who will steal your heart and want a look at what true love looks like. Oh and did I mention, there is NO CLIFFHANGER!!!!!!!

Meet the Author

Ryann Kerekes writes young adult novels with a strong dose of romance. She lives in Minnesota
with a super cute husband and two puppies, one of which may be part monkey. When not
writing, she enjoys reading, hiking, laughing and day dreaming about kissing scenes.
Also writing adult romance as Kendall Ryan.

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  1. This book sounds amazing! I it is added to my goodreads but am on my phone and can't get the link. My goodreads account is as follows:

  2. Added to my goodreads list! Thanks!

  3. Already was there! :-)

  4. Thanks for your review, I can't wait to read it!

  5. Added!

  6. Added to goodreads! Thanks for the giveaway! @

    Under name as: Alicia Batista

  7. Yay awesome giveaway!! Added it to my TBR list!!

  8. Beautiful book covers. Thank you for the giveaway :)

  9. I added it The Cirque to my TBR. Sitting pretty at number 17 in the ever growing list. Lol

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  10. Thanks for the giveaway. Added it to my TBR list on GR!

  11. Thank you! This is most def on my TBR list - Robin Prete

  12. This book sounds enticing!! I added on my TBR list:


  14. Thank you for hosting this giveaway! One of the best blogs out there!! Added to my tbr list.

  15. Can't wait to read this book! :)

  16. Added to goodreads.✓&view=table&search%5Bquery%5D=Cirque

  17. The book sounds great! Love the cover. I added it to good reads.

  18. My friend Fawn read this book and said it was amazing..Just added to my TBR list.

  19. Hi, this was already on my TBR list on goodreads.. would be fab to win!! Thanks x

  20. Added to my tbr ..can't wait to read.

  21. I only have heard good things about this book. I am looking forward to reading it!