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By Gwenda Bond
A ballerina, twirling on a twine excessive above the group. Horses, prancing like salsa dancers. Trapeze artists, flying like somersaulting falcons. And magic crackling in the course of the air. Welcome to the Cirque American!
Sixteen-year-old Jules Maroni’s dream is to keep on with in her father’s footsteps as a high-wire walker. whilst her family members is out there a prestigious position within the new Cirque American, it appears Jules and the fantastic Maronis will eventually get the highlight they deserve. however the presence of the Flying Garcias could derail her plans. for many years, the 2 rival households have kept away from one another as sworn enemies.
Jules ignores the drama and makes a speciality of the cord, skyrocketing to popularity because the woman in a pink tutu who dances around the twine at death-defying heights. but if she discovers a peacock feather—an notorious item of undesirable luck—planted on her dress, Jules approximately loses her footing. She has no selection yet to hunt support from the unlikeliest of individuals: Remy Garcia, son of the Garcia extended family matriarch and the simplest trapeze artist within the Cirque.
As extra mysterious talismans believed to own unfortunate magic look, Jules and Remy unite to discover the perpetrator. And in the event that they don’t determine what’s happening quickly, Jules could be the first Maroni to do the unthinkable: fall.
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Our indicates weren’t all sellouts, yet a few have been, and the remainder drew greater than good crowds. “You larger shine your cowboy boots,” I stated. “It’s all concerning the glam lower than the spotlights. ” He shook his head, sand-colored bangs see you later they brushed his eyebrows. “It’s diversified for me. The horses are the celebrities. And your mother. ” “So modest. Why, I’d imagine you desired to remain hidden at the sidelines eternally. ” “No,” he acknowledged, oddly severe for as soon as, “I’m proud to join the family members culture. such as you. I’m paying my dues. I can’t think i am getting to be part of this, or that i'd get to percentage the hoop along with your mom. ” I smiled at him. all through our arrival and frosty reception, and discussions approximately magic and stunts, Sam were a grounding presence. He’d been like a brother earlier than we got here, yet he was once much more like one now. I couldn’t think no longer having him to speak to. that is why I felt responsible I hadn’t instructed him every thing but. “Shine these boots, I’m telling you. We Maronis have a name to uphold. ” Sam laughed. “I am no longer placing sequins on my boots. ” I shrugged. “Fine. Smudge the kin identify. ” “Like shall we, both of us,” he stated. A clown already in complete make-up tipped the ashes from his cigar as we handed. no longer many clowns have been people who smoke on the Cirque, so the drawing I’d noticeable within the college trailer should have been modeled in this man. “Evening, Sam,” he stated. He blew a smoke ring overhead. Sam nodded at him. “Look who’s making pals and influencing clowns,” I stated, as soon as we’d left him at the back of. From Nan’s outdated tales, i'll slightly imagine the note clown with no additionally considering, Debauchery. Sam acknowledged, “They perform their gags at the back of the stables. They’ve all been nicer in recent times. ” He paused. “Jules, you’ve been placing out with Remy a few, haven’t you? ” I kissed him. I approximately blurted it out, yet pulled myself jointly. “You’re now not spying on me for Dad, are you? ” He snorted. “Like i might. No. ” He stopped and driven his hair out of his eyes back. “Can you retain quiet? ” I mimed locking my mouth and throwing away the main, intrigued. “Dita advised me. She likes the horses. I’ve been educating her the way to experience a section. in simple terms while no one’s around,” he stated. “Nan won’t discover. ” “Sam,” I stated, “who’d have guessed we’d either be hooking up with Garcias? ” “We’re now not hooking up,” he stated, in a fashion that was once now not convincing. “Yet. Are you? ” “No,” I stated, unsure if it was once actual or a lie. “We’re simply either attracted to what occurred among our households again then. ” Sam nodded. “The Garcias, our historical enemies. Nan hasn’t pointed out them in recent times. probably she’s mellowing. ” I couldn’t aid pondering again to the way in which she’d spoken of undesirable blood prior to we got here the following. She’d been averting me ever when you consider that we visited Thurston. Her migraine resurfaced each time i used to be domestic. “Maybe,” I acknowledged. “I be aware of, most likely wishful pondering on my part,” Sam stated. “I instructed Dita we must always be cautious, not less than for now. yet do you think that Nan particularly could mellow out a few? If she did, then lets inform her. If and whilst there’s anything to inform.