"Can Delilah survive a second captivity?"
Reviewed by Debbie Wiley
Posted June 23, 2017
Romance Paranormal | Fantasy Urban
Metzger's Menagerie is no longer run by the vicious
humans enslaving the cryptids. Instead, Delilah and the
other cryptids are now running their own traveling
carnival, hiding right in front of human eyes. They are
determined to find and save other cryptids still held in
captivity but unfortunately their freedom doesn't last
long. Now, Delilah is once again a prisoner, this time at
the hands of William Vandekamp, the owner of Savage
Spectacle. Can Delilah and her friends survive in a world
where the only limits of brutality are what money can
SPECTACLE is the second book in Rachel Vincent's
series and is best appreciated if you've
read the first book, MENAGERIE. The relationships between
the various characters has already been established,
making the emotional impact of SPECTACLE much stronger if
you're already familiar with the characters. Rachel
Vincent does a marvelous job at showing us the injustice
and hatred that abounds in this violent and frightening
world, and it hits us all the harder for knowing just how
much the characters have already survived.
And speaking of characters. I love Delilah's loyalty to
her friends, even at her own peril. Delilah's desire to
look out for the underdog helps us better understand why
the furiae resides within her. The furiae's justice is
quick and brutal, but the violence is never gratuitous.
And oh what a disturbingly dark, and haunting world
Rachel Vincent has crafted! SPECTACLE is definitely not
for the fainthearted. However, it is the characters who
are the heart and soul of SPECTACLE. The world they live
in is harsh and brutal but it is the strength, love, and
loyalty we see emerging out of the darkness that makes
SPECTACLE so significant. I can't wait to see what unfolds
in the third book of the Menagerie series!
In this riveting sequel to New York
Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent's
acclaimed novel Menagerie, Delilah
Marlow will discover that there is no crueler cage than the
confines of the human mind…
When their coup of Metzger's Menagerie is discovered,
Delilah and her fellow cryptids find their newly won freedom
brutally stripped away as they are sold into The Savage
Spectacle, a private collection of "exotic wildlife."
Specializing in ruthless cryptid cage matches, safari-style
creature hunts and living party favors, the Spectacle's
owner, Willem Vandekamp, caters to the forbidden fetishes of
the wealthy and powerful. At the Spectacle, any wish can be
granted—for the right price.
But Vandekamp's closely guarded client list isn't the only
secret being kept at the Spectacle. Beneath the beauty and
brutality of life in the collection lie much darker truths,
and no one is more determined than Delilah to strip the
masks from the human monsters and drag all dark things into
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1 comment posted.
Re: Can Delilah survive a second captivity?
Rachel Vincent knows how to tell a story! Thanks.
(Kathleen Bylsma 3:53pm June 24, 2017)
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