Author: Jordan Elizabeth
Narrator: Julia Thomas
Celeste struggles with finding her way from a dark past, until she gets a summer volunteer gig at the local historical fair. Enter: outrageous actors, dominating psychics, and ghosts stirred by a medium’s presence.
With the help of the psychic’s son – who isn’t at all what her dream date would look like but rather endearing all the same – Celeste uncovers secrets about the village left hidden among the dilapidated buildings.
Searching deeper will mean opening her heart – a part of her she’s locked up tight and been petrified of freeing.
Two girls. Two troubled pasts. When they meet in therapy, Veronica isn’t sure what it is that draws her to mousey Celeste, but the two become instant friends. When they both get hired at a Victorian fair, they’re elated. Each of them has their reasons for wanting the job. However, neither of them know that the fair will help them recover from their past. The ghosts there will make sure of it.
Veronica wasn’t a likeable character, but she was spunky. She used her sharp tongue to hide her hurt. For a large majority of the book, I didn’t like her, but when her backstory was revealed, I felt bad for her. Celeste got the opposite feelings from me. I liked her immediately. She was quiet but kind, and when her past was revealed, it tied in well with the suspense of the fair grounds.
Veronica and Celeste are an unlikely pair, but as their friendship blossoms into something beautiful. Both girls see some thorough character development making this a fantastic friendship/hurt & comfort story.
Narration was fantastic.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.