Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley



Ahhh… who doesn’t love a little magic to kick off what promises to be an excellent summer reading season? Circus Mirandus, Cassie Beasley’s debut novel is the most magical book I’ve read in a long time. This book has all the right stuff.

First: protagonist Micah Tuttle has no parents, which instantly establishes undeserved misfortune. Second: what he does have is a close and loving relationship with his grandfather, Ephraim Tuttle, a man we care deeply about. Third: Ephraim has filled Micah’s life with magical stories of a long lost (possibly made up and nonexistent) circus from Ephraim’s youth. Fourth (and most importantly): There is the promise of a miracle.

The story begins with Micah and Ephraim needing a miracle in the most profound way. Ephraim is ill, possibly dying and Aunt Gertrudis (Ephraim’s younger sister who lives in Arizona) will not be a suitable substitute as parent/guardian.

Fortunately, Ephraim has the promise of a miracle from The Lightbender — a powerful magician from Circus Mirandus. All Micah has to do is track down the elusive circus and convince The Lightbender to pay a visit to his grandfather.

I won’t ruin the story by giving any more details, suffice to say the journey (read) is extra sweet with this one.

Circus Mirandus

by  Cassie Beasley

Dial  Books

304 pages

pub date: June 2, 2015

About Sheryl Scarborough

For MONEY I have written: TV series, cartoons, comic books, graphic novels, magazine articles, Business Plans, Direct Music Marketing letters (as Mariah Carey, MC Hammer and others), Corporate Newsletters, Mens Style (online) Magazine (as managing editor),screenplays (well, okay so not so much about the money there) and Restaurant Reviews (for free food!) Now… I’m writing for love and what I LOVE are young adult mystery novels.

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