In a world almost completely covered in water, North and her bear have lived with the floating circus for as long as they remember. But they have secrets that mean they must move on, but where could they possibly go where they would be accepted? Meanwhile Callanish is exiled to a small island where she cares for the dead, but longs for more.
So I’d definitely got my hopes up. This book had been compared to one of my all time favourites The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. And the cover was pretty wonderful, and the concepts as explained by the blurbs seemed pretty excellent: circuses, bears, floating on an ocean world. And all of the elements were there but… for me, it just didn’t come together right. It felt like the set up of something amazing that never quite went anywhere.