Moira Mitchell is ready to take the floor as a magician,
following in her father's footsteps. However, her father
forbidden her against her wishes, so she snatches an
invitation to join the famous Cirque American without him
knowing. While at the Cirque, Moira discovers she has more
than illusions and slights up her sleeve...she has real
As she learns more about her magic, she encounters danger,
mystery, and romance.
Gwenda Bond writes a stunning companion to GIRL ON A WIRE
with GIRL IN THE SHADOWS. This time, readers follow a
magician, Moira, at the Cirque American, though there are
many familiar faces from the previous book. Where GIRL ON
WIRE had height-defying tension, this story goes deeper
the dangerous world of magic and those who seek to possess
it. Bond sets up Moira's magician acts expertly, filling
each scene with as much wonder and spectacle as one would
expect from a real life performance. When Moira encounters
mysterious magical society with a violent ruler, the
suspense will have hearts pounding and readers wishing for
their own magic to keep their beloved characters safe.
One of my favorite Bond novel staples is that the romance
often not so much a question of "will they, won't they,"
rather, the couples are often a team early on. While Moira
and Dez definitely have their own journey of slowly
for each other, and they have their own share of issues
after, there is no question that either would abandon the
other. Their friendship is just as strong, if not
as their romance. On the other end, readers left
for Dita in book one will see her recovering from her
previous romance in this story and having crucial
friendships to help.
GIRL IN THE SHADOWS is everything you could want in a
magical circus novel and more. Moira's story is enriched
with woman power, magician acts, dangerous mysteries, and
Eighteen-year-old Moira Mitchell grew up in the shadows of
Vegas’s stage lights while her father’s career as a magician
soared. More than anything, Moira wants to be a magician
too, but her father is dead set against her pursuing magic.
When an invitation to join the Cirque American mistakenly
falls into Moira’s possession, she takes action. Instead of
giving the highly coveted invitation to its intended
recipient, Raleigh, her father’s handsome and worldly former
apprentice, Moira takes off to join the Cirque. If she can
perform alongside its world-famous acts, she knows she’ll be
able to convince her dad that magic is her future.
But when Moira arrives, things take on an intensity she
can’t control as her stage magic suddenly feels
like…real magic. To further distract her, Raleigh
shows up none too pleased at Moira’s presence, all while the
Cirque’s cocky and intriguing knife thrower, Dez, seems to
have it out for her. As tensions mount and Moira’s abilities
come into question, she must decide what’s real and what’s
an illusion. If she doesn’t sort it out in time, she may
forever remain a girl in the shadows.