Written by: Amanda Hocking
Age Range: 12 - 18 years
Grade Level: 7 and up
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: January 3, 2017
Genre: Teen Read | Urban Fantasy
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Mara has always longed for a normal life in a normal town where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future. Instead, she roams from place to place, cleaning the tiger cage while her friends perform supernatural feats every night.
When the struggling sideshow is miraculously offered the money they need if they set up camp in Caudry, Louisiana, Mara meets local-boy Gabe…and a normal life has never been more appealing.
But before long, performers begin disappearing and bodes are found mauled by an invisible beast. Mara realizes that there’s a sinister presence lurking in the town with its sights set on getting rid of the sideshow freeks. In order to unravel the truth before the attacker kills everyone Mara holds dear, she has seven days to take control of a power she didn’t know she was capable of—one that could change her future forever.
Bestselling author Amanda Hocking draws readers inside the dark and mysterious world of Freeks.
Freeks by Amanda Hocking
Mara is a family member in a struggling traveling side show; her mother is the fortune teller. She’s become accustom to being dismissed and looked down upon because others consider the sideshow people "Freeks". They all have some special ability the marks them different from your average Joe. Mara is different but her mother has had her suppress her powers in fear.
Deciding to check out their newest stop, Mara finds herself invited to a regular college type part where she meets Gabe.
Mara and Gabe have an instant connection but she doesn’t tell Gabe that she is part of the traveling side show.
The very next day, people start to go missing from the sideshow. They are all desperate to discover their missing friends, the sideshow “freeks” race against the clock to earn enough money to leave and keep from falling prey to the mysterious shadow that is attacking their kind…the supernatural.
I am a big Hocking fan, especially loving her ability to pull you into the characters plight. I didn't feel this in FREEKS. The overall story was extremely interesting but I didn't connect with the characters and felt it was an unjustified insta-love situation. I liked FREEKS, I just wished their was more character development.
I received this ARC copy of Freeks from St. Martin's Press in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication January 3, 2017.