Jan 24, 2017


Amanda hocking.

Publisher St Martin's Griffin.
Publication Date: January 3, 2017.
Genre: YA Fantasy|Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|400.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.

In a world of magical visions and pyrokinesis, Mara just wants to have a normal life. But is that possible?

Mara has become used to the extraordinary. Roaming from place to place with Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Carnival, she longs for an ordinary life where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future.

She gets her chance when the struggling sideshow sets up camp in the small town of Caudry and she meets a gorgeous local guy named Gabe. But before long, Mara realizes there’s a dark presence lurking in the town that’s threatening the lives of her friends. She has seven days to take control of a power she didn’t know she had in order to save everyone she cares about—and change the future forever 


Magical story about love, friendship and family.

As you can tell by amount of days it took me to read, I adored this story, I couldn’t get enough of it. I was sad to see it come to the end and curious at the same time. Author, AMANDA HOCKING is what attracted me to the book in beginning. I had read a book by her back in 2012, Wake . FREEKS is the second novel that I have read by her and after reading it, I am eager to pick up rest of her books. Hocking had me hooked to the story from first chapter to the last. There were a lot that was going in the story and farther you got into novel, more mystery, suspense seemed to appear. I kind of had a feeling that something wasn’t right, from the moment that Blossom went missing. You know that feeling? Even if you can’t explain it, you know that something is not right. Not long afterwards, the attacks started to happen. I was drawn to the mystery, I was curious to find out who or what was behind it.

I had always loved carnivals, and tend to go to them when I get the chance. Fact that this had to do with traveling carnival and they were not ordinary people, caught my attention. To me, I already had a good feeling about this book, and once again I was right. Of course I loved the relationship between Gabe and Mara, their instant connection. I did wonder what Gabe was hiding just how Mara was. When she was around Gabe, it felt like it help her escape from everything else and I could tell he made her happy, just way she acted around him. Him, his family being werewolves was not what I had expected, it took me by surprise just as it did for Mara. I was happy that at least Mara got her happily after, considering what she went through, she deserved it, both of them did. As I reached the end of book, I was smiling and at the same time I was curious what happened to them after they left Caudry.

FREEKS was one of those novels that I know I would never be able to forget. The story, the characters and all the emotions that I felt through the book, it’s not something that you can forget. I found myself thinking about book long after I finished it. AMANDA HOCKING now I know why so many are talking about her. You will fall in love with her characters and will have craving for more. I know that I am, and eager to see what adventures she has in store for us next.



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