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Title: Lions, Tigers and Boys
Author: Tawny Stokes
Publisher: Entangled Teen, Entangled Publishing
Published: January 8th, 2018
WOW! What a great YA adventure this story proved to be, I thoroughly enjoyed it and can easily imagine it proving a real hit with able readers aged 10 and over. I’m presuming it is the start of a new series as the story ends on a cliffhanger that has left me eager to read more in the series asap, please!
Dani Gale’s Mum tragically died but left Dani inspired to become a circus artiste. When her Aunt manages to get Dani accepted into the Oswald Zinzendorf School of Circus Arts, Dani is both thrilled and daunted by the prospect of attending a boarding school where she knows no one. Imagine how much worse she feels after being something of a klutz and drawing unwanted attention to herself entering the Hall with all the students and staff by tripping over another student. That other student is Cai Coppersmith. . . . and so the adventures begin!
This is a real page turner, a magical story combined with circus skills, secret plots, lethal enemies, shifters and so much more! The world building for the school is brilliant, you feel as though you’re walking the hallways, darting through the forest, meeting the other characters and become totally immersed in the story. The dilemmas facing the students as the plot unfolds leave them confused and uncertain, so you’re never quite sure what will happen next or just how they’ll react. There are school bullies, hidden agendas, magic and all that you’d expect to find in OZ! I highly recommend taking yourself on a journey into this magical school – you’re never quite sure what you’ll find next! Personally, I hope what I find next is the sequel to this intriguing story – I can’t wait to read more!
I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
The last thing a girl as awkward as Dani Gale should be doing is trying to learn the high wire. Yet that’s exactly where Dani ends up—at OZ, the Oswald Zinzendorf School of Circus Arts. Trying to overcome her shyness is near impossible when her new partner—the hottest guy she’s ever laid eyes on, and whose touch seems to give her poise she thought impossible—also seems to be sabotaging her progress.
The last thing Cai Coppersmith needs is a distraction, especially in the form of the new, cute shy girl. He needs to focus on trying not to shape-shift into a tiger on school grounds, and completing his mission to keep Dani from winning the school’s high-wire competition. In fact, the entire safety of OZ is relying on Dani not succeeding. But there’s something about the girl that draws him in. She has magic, he can feel it. So he’ll do what he can to protect her, even if it means pushing her away.
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