Reviewed by Taylor H (Library Staff)
The Circus of Stolen Dreams by Lorelei Savaryn was a quick, atmospheric read. Andrea’s brother disappeared three years ago, and she wishes she could just forget about it all. When she discovers Reverie, a magical circus in the woods, she thinks she’s found what she’s looking for. In the circus, children can experience all the dreams and fun they could ever want. However, Reverie turns out to be much more sinister than it initially appears.
I enjoyed this book. The concept was interesting and well-executed. The writing flowed nicely, and the characters learn to grapple with difficult things. I thought I would be able to predict the ending, but the it was better than what I had imagined. I also really enjoyed reading about the different dreams the children experience within the various circus tents. I would definitely recommend this book for middle-grade readers who like fantasy stories, family stories, and a mysterious circus atmosphere.
Available through the Bridges Library System