All The Little Bones

All The Little Bones
Circus Hearts Book One
Written by Ellie Marney
Contemporary, Mystery, Romance
Published September 1st 2018
179 Pages
Thank you to Ellie Marney
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★★★★☆
A teenage trapeze artist and an apprentice strongman on the run from a terrible crime…

Seventeen year old Sorsha Neary’s life is changed in one night when she defends herself behind the vans of her family circus troupe. Now Sorsha and apprentice strongman Colm Mackay are travelling south, to evade the fallout and escape the long arm of the law. All they have in their favour is talent, an old promise, and slim acquaintance with the crew members and performers of their new home, Klatsch’s Karnival. But the question for Sorsha and Colm isn’t if the police will catch up with them, but when…

Dark YA romance, with a criminal twist. Circus Hearts. Step. Right. Up.
Saoirse Neary is evading the authorities. Defending herself against a sexual assault, the seventeen year old trapeze performer is escaping persecution accompanied by strongman, nineteen year old Colm Mackay.

The Performers
Sorsha Neary is a beautiful young woman. Orphaned as a child, Sorsha lives with caregiver, aunt Morrighan. Fostered by the stoic woman, also a fortune teller within the northern travelling circus. Frightened for the repercussions after the attempted assault, Sorsha flees. Escaping the intimate northern family troupe, Sorsha and Colm travel south.

Colm Mackay is a gentle, compassionate young man, protective of Sorsha although the two performers are virtual strangers. Colm joined the intimate northern troupe several years prior, his mother an abusive, exploitative woman. Sharing the small confined space of Colm's car is an intimate experience, establishing a tentative friendship encompassed by their shared experience.

Swoony Sexy Times
A tentative friendship, a smouldering attraction creating an intense, sensual romance. As her protector, Colm is gentle and understanding and relies upon verbal consent before touching affectionately or intimately, apprehensive and compassionately the gentleman. Moments of intimacy are beautifully written with fragility and vulnerability. Considering the possibility of being captured, while Sorsha performs, Colm is employed within the mechanics yard, the troupe unable to provide a position for the former performer. Colm embraces his new position, his priority is to ensure Sorsha is protected.

Step Right Up
Klatsch’s Karnival is a company of distinguished characters and performers. Unbeknown to the troupe performers, the significance of the attempted sexual assault induces anxiety and trepidation for Sorsha. Immersing herself within the atmosphere of the carnival and despite expressed caution from Morrighan, Sorsha is unwilling to appease Fleur Klatsch, daughter of the Ringmaster and traipse performer. Fleur is a hostile and antagonistic young woman and expeditiously, is suspicious of Sorsha and her capacity within the troupe. Fleur embraces her notoriety intensely and is determined to ostracise Sorsha.

Atmospherically exhilarative, All The Broken Bones embraces the essence of anticipation amid the performance, awakening the decadent and historical carnivals of yesteryear through intrigue and romanticism.

Ellie Marney, you are exceptional.

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11 comments

  1. amazing review, a growing up book without all the candy floss.

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  2. I dunno why but this one kind of reminds me of Hugh Jackman's The greatest showman. Guess what? I love circus! I'll definitely give this one a try. Awesome review Kelly :)

    xx
    Vanessa
    Blushing Geek

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  3. I put this on my TBR for two reasons. Firstly, I totally need to read some Ellie Marney books and also circus! Who doesn't love books involving the circus? I think it sounds awesome and I cannot wait to read it.

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  4. Aw man, looking at the cover I thought it'd be fantasy. I still want to read it though-- mainly for that gorgeous cover.

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  5. I still really need to read this author. I'm glad this was another winner though. I just read an ARC for Escaping from Houdini, so the whole circus/carnival atmosphere has me very excited! LOVE this cover.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  6. KELLY THAT IS SUCH A GORGEOUS COVER OMG. All the Little Bones sounds The Greatest Showman, only taking a much darker twist and far less musical than the movie itself. 🤔

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  7. This doesn't sound like my typical read but *dark YA romance* eeeeee....maybe lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  8. Whew, this sounds gorgeous, Kelly, Dark YA romance and all.

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  9. I like reading YA romances and this one sounds good.

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  10. I have a thing for carnival/circus books so when Ellie Marney announced this book I was excited! Especially since I enjoyed her Every series so much. Your review really sets a great tone for the story, the setting, and the characters, and I'm now even more excited to dive into this book. It looks like it tackles a tough topic with sensitivity, and I love that. I hope I can read it soon! That cover is divine, as well. I love it.

    Lovely review, Kell <3

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  11. Oh my sexy smouldering goodness I MUST READ THIS! I am aching to get to it!
    I best be calming down now and go make dinner :-(
    Fantastic review Kelly :-) <3

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