What the Morning Brings | #NaNoWriMo2018
15-year-old Ori is an average small-town boy. Or so he thought, until a strange circus appears in his backyard. Accepting an acrobat's invitation to join the Cirque de Reverie, he is swept up in a whirlwind of wonder. Unbeknownst to him, the circus is not what it seems, and something dark lurks beneath its golden surface.
Before, there are two sisters. When one runs away, the younger girl grapples with the grief and secrets her sister left behind. It is up to her to find a way to save her before it's too late. But in a circus that thrives on magic, mystery, and manipulation, that task might just be monumental.
Freedom comes at a cost, and the price is paid by both friends and foes. Can Ori escape what has been set in the stars, or will he be trapped in the circus' snare forever?
[ cover by @scmimi ]
[ achievements: ]
1st in Fantasy in the Grand Dame Awards - 2/28/19
Featured on @_Once_Upon's A Touch of Fairydust reading list! - 1/12/19
Featured on @YA's Stardust reading list! - 1/13/19
2nd Place in Fantasy in the Majestic Awards - 12/18/18
3rd Place in the Heavenly Awards - 1/9/19
Honorable Mention in Fantasy in the Bardic Awards - 12/29/18
[ praise: ]
"You somehow managed to make me fall in love with all your first chapters. Straight up beautiful writing," @moonshinedeer
"First, your world building is gorgeous and I need you to teach me how you do it. I feel like I'm in whatever early nineteenth, twentieth-century town right beside Ori and Blithe, smelling the popcorn and The Cirque and all that comes with it," - @staymelanated
"Two separate paths, two characters are unique and exquisitely woven into the story with dark magic" - Sevannah_Storm, judge from the Golden Awards 2019