Tallulah can communicate without speaking, a secret she shares only with her childhood nanny, Irena, who warns Tallulah that gifts like hers are not always welcome. When Tallulah begins training at the prestigious Cirque d′Avenir school, it soon becomes clear the circus troupe is not all that it seems. As Tallulah is drawn deeper into a world of dark, ancient powers and centuries-old greed, she must call on the skills Irena taught her – and on the protection of the mysterious cuff Irena gave her for safekeeping.
This wonderful YA novel is a real mix of fantasy, myth and adventure and it makes for an enjoyable read. As Tallulah’s life grows more complex, you are drawn along with her into dangerous situations that call for courage and bravery.