By A Charm And A Curse by Jaime QuestellBy A Charm And A Curse by Jaime Questell

By A Charm And A Curse

byJaime Questell

Hardcover | February 6, 2018

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A kiss is never just a kiss.

Le Grand's Carnival Fantastic isn't like other traveling circuses. It's bound by a charm, held together by a centuries-old curse, that protects its members from ever growing older or getting hurt. Emmaline King is drawn to the circus like a moth to a flame.and unwittingly recruited into its folds by a mysterious teen boy whose kiss is as cold as ice.

Forced to travel through Texas as the new Girl in the Box, Emmaline is completely trapped. Breaking the curse seems like her only chance at freedom, but with no curse, there's no charm, either-dooming everyone who calls the Carnival Fantastic home. Including the boy she's afraid she's falling for.

Everything-including his life-could end with just one kiss.

JAIME QUESTELL grew up in Houston, Texas, where she escaped the heatand humidity by diving into stacks of BabySitter's Club and SweetValley High books. She has been a book seller (fair warning: booklovers who become book sellers will give half their paychecks right back totheir employers), a professional knitter, a semi-professional ba...
Title:By A Charm And A CurseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:306 pages, 8.52 × 5.76 × 1 inPublished:February 6, 2018Publisher:Entangled Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1633759008

ISBN - 13:9781633759008


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical Emma and her brothers move back to their hometown of Claremore, Oklahoma to live with their father, while their mom is away indefinitely in Guatemala. The only thing Emma has to look forward to is attending the travelling circus, Le Grande's Carnival Fantastic with her long-time friend Juliet. Little does she know how much her life is going to change when she is forced to become a central part of the carnival. The only way she can escape is to break its curse, but to do so will also remove the charm that protects people she has come to care about. Ben and Emma are wonderful protagonists. The chemistry between them is highly charged, providing an additional thrilling element to the narrative. The differences in how they see and experience the carnival are understandable and create further depth to their relationship. The story is told through their multiple viewpoints and is rounded out with a cast of diverse and colourful characters. Jaime Questell is an eloquent storyteller. She brilliantly brings to life the unusual and magical nature of the carnival. The crowds, smells and screams of excitement in the air - there is a strange innocence to this world, but it is also tinged with something slightly sinister. By a Charm and a Curse is an enchanting, unique and magical novel that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Date published: 2018-02-19

Editorial Reviews

Starred Review: "A dark idea for a YA story, executed deftly and with feeling." -Kirkus Reviews"A real page-turner! I was so charmed by this book filled with mystery and magical mayhem that I wasn't able to put it down until the end." -Brenda Drake, New York Times bestselling author"What a ride! From the very first page, By a Charm and a Curse took me on a roller coaster of emotions-and I never wanted to get off!" -Pintip Dunn, New York Times bestselling author5 stars: "Once I picked this one up I simply couldn't put it down until finished with it's fast pace and unique story."-Carrie, Carrie's Book Reviews5 stars: "It's Pinocchio meets Alice in Wonderland only darker." -Danielle, Chapters Through Life5 stars: "If you can't tell, I really enjoyed this one. It's not out for a few months, but it's definitely worth a look." -Kirsti, Goodreads Reviewer5 stars: "Author Jaime Questell's writing is flawless. This is a nail-biting page turner worthy of the sleep you'll miss while seeing it through to the end." -Jessica, Dreamer J's Book Reviews5 stars: "I found the book enchanting from the very beginning and immediately fell in love with the characters of Benjamin and Emmaline[.]" -Sandra, Jeanz Book Read n Review5 stars: "[I]t is unique tale and stands apart from the others with a distinct and fresh storyline. I would highly recommend this novel for anyone who loves magical stories with a touch of romance." -Erica, Goodreads Reviewer5 stars: "I have to say it exceeded my expectations. The circus part reminded me of The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern), which is a book I loved, but the story is simpler, the characters less complicated. However, that does not mean it is any less charming." -Lola, Lola et La Vie5 stars: "With each chapter from a different character perspective, it kept the story flowing and you didn't miss a thing! Would read this book over and over!" -Cynthia, Goodreads Reviewer5 stars: "I loved everything about this book-the writing style, the characters and of course the setting. I thought it was an extremely well written, original and enchanting story. It had its hooks on me from the 1st paragraph." -Sharon, Netgalley Reviewer5 stars: "I would highly recommend this to fans of carnival books. This one was done in such a unique way, it won't feel like you've been to this carnival before." -Kristi, Boston Book Reader