Waiting on Wednesday

Circus Galacticus by Deva Fagan
November 14, 2011

         Trix can deal with being an orphan charity case at a snotty boarding school. She can hold her own when everyone else tells her not to dream big dreams. She can even fight back against the mysterious stranger in a silver mask who tries to steal the meteorite her parents trusted her to protect.
         But her life is about to change forever. The Circus Galacticus has come to town, bringing acts to amaze, delight, and terrify. And now the dazzling but enigmatic young Ringmaster has offered Trix the chance to be a part of it.
        Soon Trix discovers an entire universe full of deadly enemies and potential friends, not to mention space leeches, ancient alien artifacts, and exploding chocolate desserts. And she just might unravel the secrets of her own past—if she can survive long enough.

I absolutely love the books of Deva Fagan. She has quickly become one of my favorite middle grade authors. Fortune's Folly, her debut, was magical, but it was her second book, The Magical Misadventures of Prunella Bogthistle, that really sold me. It was fast-paced, with an accessible plot, humor and most of all fun. It was probably my favorite book of last year. And now comes Circus Galacticus, which looks to draw on Deva's strength at developing magical plots but throws in something completely new--space!