Title: Carnival of Dead Girls (Flocksdale Files #3)
Author: Carissa Ann Lynch
Narrator: Samantha Desz
When a traveling carnival stops in the sleepy countryside, sixteen-year-old Josie Crowley is psyched to go with her new friend, Freya. But what started out as a fun-filled night of games, candied apples, and ferris wheel rides quickly spirals into a gut-wrenching encounter with one of the carnival attractions.
Once the excitement is over, Lamison is missing one of its residents.
When Freya is nowhere to be found, Josie suspects the carnival has something to do with her disappearance. Her goal to track down the elusive show leads to an alarming revelation-there is no record of it ever existing. And as she digs deeper, Josie is led to a mysterious town with a tainted past-Flocksdale.
Buried in Flocksdale’s sick, twisted history is where Josie may find the truth
Creepy clowns, disfigured freaks, and a terrifying haunted house are the least of Josie’s problems . . . now she has to deal with a group of real-life monsters, otherwise known as the evil Garrett family and new, rising generation of hell-bound freaks.
If Josie is pulled into their world, she may become another member of a carnival of dead girls, where she goes in, and never comes out .
Josie is a lonely girl. All she wants is a friend. She thinks she’s found that in a girl named Freya. After an altercation at the carnival, she realizes that Freya doesn’t feel for her the way Josie does for her. Then Freya disappears. The carnival disappears the next day, and Josie goes on a hunt to find out the truth of what happened. What she discovers ties into her own dark past, and she learns new things about herself. Things she wished she never knew.
I liked Josie. She was down to Earth and easy to relate to. The struggle to find acceptance was a driving force behind a lot of her actions, and that’s something a lot of us went through as a teenager.
I loved the twists and turns in this story, and the way the author brought in the MCs of previous books, Wendi Wise and Marianna, to tie into the book and give the entire ending of the trilogy a perfect wrap up. I have to say that I didn’t see any of the ending of this book coming, and I bawled my eyes out. It was all wrapped up so perfectly.
Narration was wonderful.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.