Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Review: Spectacle by Rachel Vincent

Spectacle (Menagerie, #2)
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Title: Spectacle
Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: Menagerie #2
Version Reviewed: ARC, eBook
I received this book for free from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

GoodReads Synopsis:
In this riveting sequel to New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent's acclaimed novel Menagerie, Delilah Marlow will discover that there is no crueler cage than the confines of the human mind…
When their coup of Metzger's Menagerie is discovered, Delilah and her fellow cryptids find their newly won freedom brutally stripped away as they are sold into The Savage Spectacle, a private collection of "exotic wildlife." Specializing in ruthless cryptid cage matches, safari-style creature hunts and living party favors, the Spectacle's owner, Willem Vandekamp, caters to the forbidden fetishes of the wealthy and powerful. At the Spectacle, any wish can be granted—for the right price.

But Vandekamp's closely guarded client list isn't the only secret being kept at the Spectacle. Beneath the beauty and brutality of life in the collection lie much darker truths, and no one is more determined than Delilah to strip the masks from the human monsters and drag all dark things into the light.
Spectacle picks up not long after the ending of Menagerie and, though the cryptids have found themselves comfortable in their new roles, they don't get to stay that way for long. Their worlds are turned upside down once again and with these new challenges, we get to discover a whole new side to this world that Vincent has created.

In this book we get to go inside the world of Savage Spectacle (hence the name) and see how the other side of the cryptid world is run.  The Spectacle is nothing like what they experienced at Metzger's Menagerie and they're thrown into a whole new dynamic full of issues and problems they never would have had to even begin to think about at the travelling menagerie.

I deeply enjoyed this book. Menagerie was amazing and Spectacle held everything I loved about the first book and more, much much more. These worlds that Rachel Vincent can create are insane and the story she has come up with absolutely blows me away.  She paints the picture of each cryptid and each individual setting and emotion so perfectly well that you find yourself immersed in the pages so deeply that you can't put the book down.

I really couldn't get enough of this book and the further the story went along, the further I fell in love with it. Each character is so well formed and each have their true purpose in the story that it's easy to love them and to sympathize with them.

The ending of this book makes it obvious that there will be a third book in  the series and I honestly wish it were already out. I totally can't wait to read it and the wait is gonna be torture. I need to know what will come next for Delilah, Gallagher, Eryx, Rommily, and the rest of her beastly friends.

Rating: 5 Stars

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