Friday, 2 May 2014

Review - The Circus In Me By S.M. Bjarnson

The Circus In Me By S.M. Bjarnson
Published: April 24th 2014

The Circus in Me confronts a girl’s outcast journey. Amish to the bone, born and bred to be as such, Tracey Aliza discovers a magical land outside of her traditional community. On a quest for solitude amongst the vagabonds. She comes as a drifter transforming into a better version of oneself called by the name Trae Lae. Outside the safety of confinement Trae Lae learns hands-on experiences being an adult in modern society. Struggles to let the past remain behind her she concentrates on performing as part of the team. Back and forth motions bring her to a whole new level of acceptance. College in due course calls to her. Off she flees to the next adventure on the map marked with an X. Welcome to BYU-Idaho! A Mormon college located on the southeastern region of the great potato state. Trae Lae traces a path in-between a religion she was forced to vacate and another indulging her capacity to a newfound faith that contradicts her soul further. The journey grimy and gray toward the new beginning of endearment. On a mounting podium to seize control of the wild beast conformity. She becomes an acquaintance of a young man by the name of Briggs who is also in torment of historical demons. Their lives intertwine into courses neither of them accused as possible. One girl’s bonnet for another man’s briefs. Do our conclusions meet requirements previously posted? Turn the pages to find out if Trae Lae and Briggs can find a way out of fate’s fortitude. With every whimsical there is a wish, with every star there is a shine, where there is a shunned Amish girl there is bonnet about to be burned.

I received an Ebook directly from the Author in an exchange for an honest review.

The Circus in Me was completely unique and refreshing to anything I have ever read.  Tracey Aliza is young Amish girl, who wanting to escape her way of life runs away and joins the circus, becoming Trae Lae. Joining the circus opens Trae Lae to a world of different opportunities, allowing her to enroll in a Mormon college and opening her heart to the possibilities on falling in love for the first time.

The Circus in Me is a beautifully written story, almost poetic in its wording. I loved the idea of reading a story about an Amish girl escaping her life, it is a completely different concept to what I have previously read and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

 The book is very descriptive and I felt myself transported to the world S.M. Bjarnson has created. The characters are well developed and unique. It was refreshing to read about such a different protagonist for a change, she is formal and old fashioned and I found her extremely likable. Trae Lae is just a young girl trying to find herself in a completely new world.

The Circus in Me is an enjoyable, unique story that left me wanting more of Trae Lae and Briggs. I would like to thank S.M. Bjarnson for the opportunity to read your amazing new book.

Rating 4/5




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