Avery’s Ghost: A Circus Historical Fantasy Novel (The Shimmering Circus Book 1) by Annie Dewell
After Evelyn is accidentally poisoned, her mother insists her only hope is to sign the curious contract of Hart’s Circus— the same place her brother, Avery, vanished before her birth. When she writes newspaper articles for her hapless father, her investigation turns up questions no carnie will answer… and infuriates the tempestuous Manager Hart.
Undeterred, she’ll cajole and blackmail her way to the truth.Perfect for fans of the Night Circus, Caraval, and Miss Peregrine, Avery’s Ghost is the first in the Shimmering Circus series. Featuring illustrations in the style of vintage circus art, it throws readers into a macabre world of secrets and magic, set against the evocative backdrop of a Gilded Age circus.