(Mini) Book Review: The Nightingale Circus by Ioana Visan

*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

2014 The Nightingale Circus


Don’t be shy and come inside! The Nightingale is waiting to take flight!

Welcome to The Nightingale Circus! Listen to the singer with an enchanting voice. Watch the knife throwers who are also prosthetic builders. Here is a telecharger on the run and a ballerina with no lungs. There is a broken pole dancer and an Asian bot. You’ll be amazed by a regular girl who becomes exquisite and frightening at the same time.

They’re better known as the famous Nightingale, the Blade Masters, the Magician, the Swan, the Firebird, the Rocket Girl, and the Golden Lady.

They are all waiting to tell you their story about how they came to the circus and why they stayed.

This is a companion short story collection to Broken People.


Honestly, this was such an imaginative book! I’ve never really been a big fan of circus books, but The Nightingale Circus—prequel to Broken People—is definitely something else! Reading about each of the characters’ backstories and how they came to the Nightingale Circus was incredible! I haven’t read ‘Broken People’ yet, but after reading the prequel, I’m definitely going to pick it up. Broken People will be free on Amazon on January 29-31, so don’t miss out!

Okay, back to The Nightingale Circus. This book kind of has a futuristic, steampunk, science fiction feel to it. The stories in the book show us an insight into each character’s life before and after they came to the Circus. Through each story, we learn more pieces of information about the Circus and how everyone there works as a unit together.

Each character has a prosthetic that signifies a part of their story. The characters are intriguing and the plot is very well-paced. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more of Ioana Visan’s books and delving into this unique story world.

As a conclusion, I’d like to state that this book has it all—unique plot, intriguing characters, and a remarkable story world & setting. I’d recommend it to anyone and everyone; so go on, add it to your TBR lists!

Rating: 5 fish!

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