Thursday, March 11, 2010

Review: Circus of the Darned (Goth, Book 2) by Katie Maxwell (3/5 stars)

This is this the second book in the Goth series by Katie Maxwell.  This book was written a while ago and it doesn't seem like Maxwell (who also writes as Katie MacAlister) is going to write anymore books in this series.  This book wasn't nearly as good as the first book.

Fran and her mom are still traveling with the Goth Faire.  Fran has got some issues when she accidentally calls a group of Viking warriors into existence and then her horse disappears.  She has to fix up all this mess and on top of all this her and Ben are going on their first date.

I didn't enjoy this story as much as the first one.  I didn't think the dialogue was as witty.  The story between Ben and Fran doesn't make much progress.  It is an easy read and somewhat amusing, but  a lot of the humor with the Vikings is way over the top.  There is a lot that is unresolved this book which was disappointing because this book was written a few years ago and no other books have been written in this series. 

Overall a quick read, okay if you liked the first book.  I wouldn't say this is a must read though.  The characters are over the top and the action is kind of slapstick.  I really did like the first book "Got Fangs?"  So if you are in the mood for a quick and silly read this is an okay book; otherwise I would read something else.

This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
- The Young Adult Reading Challenge
- The 100+ Book Reading Challenge
Circus of the Darned 

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