Cover image for Freeks / Amanda Hocking.
Freeks / Amanda Hocking.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2017.

Physical Description:
387 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
"A novel"--Dust jacket.
Welcome to Gideon Davorin's Traveling Sideshow, where necromancy, magical visions, and pyrokinesis are more than just part of the act. 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 bodies 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.


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Step into a wondrously strange new world with this dazzling new standalone novel by Amanda Hocking, New York Times bestselling author of The Kanin Chronicles!

Mara has become used to the extraordinary. Roaming from place to place with Gideon Davorin's Traveling Carnival, she longs for an ordinary life where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future.

She gets her chance when the struggling sideshow sets up camp in the small town of Caudry, and she meets a gorgeous local guy named Gabe. But before long, Mara realizes there's a dark presence lurking in the town that's threatening the lives of her friends. She has seven days to take control of a power she didn't know she had in order to save everyone she cares about--and change the future forever.

In the pages of Freeks , Amanda Hocking once again proves her ability to create amazing characters and enchanting worlds that will capture your imagination and never let go.

Author Notes

Amanda Hocking was born on July 12, 1984. She is an author who garnered a following by self-publishing many of her young adult novels. Her works include Virtue, the My Blood Approves series, the Trylle Trilogy, the Hollows series, and the Watersong series. Her title Frostfire made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

A traveling supernatural sideshow has just arrived in a sleepy Louisiana town, and Mara Beznik, daughter of the troupe's fortune-teller, quickly becomes smitten with Gabe Alvarado, a wealthy local boy. But her family of misfits is falling prey, one by one, to a beast that is stalking the campsite, and a series of shadowy encounters and twists builds to a battle-driven reckoning. Mara and Gabe's whirlwind, class-crossing romance plays an important role without drowning out other central relationships. Hocking (the Kanin Chronicles) takes time to examine Mara's complex emotions regarding Gabe, her ramshackle life on the road, and her mother. Although Mara doesn't seem to have the same gifts as her fellow travelers, she is strong, independent, and pragmatic-no damsel in distress. The story is set in 1987, allowing for playful nods to the pop culture and fashion of the day. Important questions about poverty and privilege are at the core of this standalone novel, and they'll keep readers hooked just as much as the paranormal peril. Ages 12-up. Agent: Steven Axelrod, Axelrod Agency. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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