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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a4.990117

A ballerina, twirling on a wire high above the crowd. Horses, prancing like salsa dancers. Trapeze artists, flying like somersaulting falcons. And magic crackling through the air. Welcome to the Cirque American!

Sixteen-year-old Jules Maroni’s dream is to follow in her father’s footsteps as a high-wire walker. When her family is offered a prestigious role in the new Cirque American, it seems that Jules and the Amazing Maronis will finally get the spotlight they deserve. But the presence of the Flying Garcias may derail her plans. For decades, the two rival families have avoided each other as sworn enemies.

Jules ignores the drama and focuses on the wire, skyrocketing to fame as the girl in a red tutu who dances across the wire at death-defying heights. But when she discovers a peacock feather—an infamous object of bad luck—planted on her costume, Jules nearly loses her footing. She has no choice but to seek help from the unlikeliest of people: Remy Garcia, son of the Garcia clan matriarch and the best trapeze artist in the Cirque.

As more mysterious talismans believed to possess unlucky magic appear, Jules and Remy unite to find the culprit. And if they don’t figure out what’s going on soon, Jules may be the first Maroni to do the unthinkable: fall.

Hardcover, 372 pages
Published on October 1, 2014 by Skyscape
ISBN-10: 1477847820
ISBN-13: 9781477847824
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  • itsonlyyzariah
    itsonlyyzariahFriday, May 6, 2016 at 2:03 pm
    This book is starting off good!!
    • gymnast19
      gymnast19Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:19 pm55 starsFeatured
      A loving story about a 16 year old girl named Jules who wanted to walk the tight rope in the circus. She was not allowed because of her grandmothers bad luck when she was younger and in the circus. But that didn't stop Jules from following her dreams. Since she always practiced, she was ready. Jules haled a cab and told the driver to take her to the circus. There her whole life begins with meeting Remy her supposed to be enemy but is way more sweeter than that, Dita , Remy's little sister that dresses like a boy and hates when people think shes one, and Novio,The oldest and mysterious son. Jules gets threatened by someone who uses magical objects. Remy tries to help Jules find out who. Will she be okay?