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The Puppeteer

By: Kathryn Ann Kingsley
Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
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Silver strings she can’t outrun...her trouble now has just begun.

After Cora Glass’s life was stolen by Harrow Faire, things just keep going from bad to worse. Unable to run, unable to escape, there seems to be no way to avoid what she’s become - the Contortionist. But a girl can only take so much. 

Haunted by an abandoned and seemingly sentient circus? Fine. The life of her best friend threatened unless she sacrificed herself? Fine. Tormented and stalked by a grinning madman who wanted to kill her, and now wants to do worse? That’s where Cora has to draw the line. As she struggles with the knowledge that magic is real and she will never go home again, she is also forced to contend with the advances of a man who may be the devil himself. And just like the tales of old, she finds herself drawn to him. If only Harrow Faire would slow down and give her a second to catch her breath. 

Too bad that doesn’t seem to be in the cards.

©2020 Kathryn Ann Kingsley (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Remarkably Sweet

Book 1 was fairly creepy. In comparison, this one was pretty sweet - sometimes with an edge of humor and sometimes with sadness. I read it in 2 days and I’m going to straight to book 3 now.

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Very Interesting

I enjoyed this novel very much from the storyline, to the narrator, it caught my attention and kept it.

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Adored, but…

Ok so I absolutely adore this author and her creativity in literature. However, as much as I adore this story I despise the political pandering in this book. I will for sure continue reading the series but if you don’t like political opinions in the books you chose regardless of political opinion avoid this book.

I typically instantly stop reading the second I get a whiff of anything political as far as modern day political rubbish goes, but I love the story to much, so I tolerate it. When I am enjoying a truly amazing piece of literature especially fictional I don’t want to be blind sided by modern BS. I want to escape into a new realm of enchantment not controversy in modern political opinions and wars. Thank you. Besides political views in any given human is ever changing as any healthy human you should grow politics are no different. You may feel like a fool in twenty years publishing your beliefs now if your outlook matures and morphs with a new understanding.

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Loving this series. Dark and funny. Anyone else think Puppeteer is looking like a dark John Lennon.

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Loved it!

This is one of my favorite series! I have all the kindle books & am now buying all of the audio books to listen to

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AMAZING!

Absolutely love this series! Great dark romance that pushes you to sympathize with the questionable actions that make the characters lovable and makes you love the twisted functionality of it all. This is the second book of the series and it only enhances the overall story and understanding of this world. So glad this was in audiobook! Hollie Jackson did an amazing job with narration, bringing this world and characters to life! If you’re looking for something different in regard to romance, Kingsley is the author for you!

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loved it

It's like the contortionist is a prequel to this story. I enjoy the love-hate relationship. I was hoping for a steamy bit or two, that's the only thing I missed.

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  • 04-28-22

I love this book!!

I have never felt compelled to review an audio book until today! I'm loving this series so far!!

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  • 03-27-22

Intriguing

I am really interested in where this story is going. Everything mentioned in book one becomes more three-dimensional. I honestly didn't suspect depths this book is taking us to.
Quote at the end was just so unexpectedly deep, I almost choked.

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  • S.R Barnes
  • 06-12-21

Is your life worth more than others?

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Book: The Puppeteer
Author: @kathrynannkingsley
My Rating: 4⭐

Book description:

Silver strings she can’t outrun…her trouble now has just begun.

After Cora Glass’s life was stolen by Harrow Faire, things just keep going from bad to worse. Unable to run, unable to escape, there seems to be no way to avoid what she’s become—the Contortionist. But a girl can only take so much.

My Thoughts 💭

The Puppeteer was a fantastic continuation to The Contortionist! It picks up right where the first one left off.

This series feels so different from everything else I've read from Kingsley. There is a feeling around these books that just keeps me enraptured! The world feels so small but huge at the same time.

Cora has a choice. The chance at her life back. But it will come at the expense of the lives of 'The Family'
Accept what she now is. The Contortionist. Or...

I've absolutely loved discovering more about the characters. I've loved watching how Cora is dealing with this rollercoaster shes on.

Mostly I've loved watching Simon develop as a character. He's mean and cruel, but theres such depths to him.

Kingsley has created a world so full of deep characters. I can't tell who's ally or enemy...

Most of all I'm absolutely loving the Letters from the elusive Mr Harrow at the end of the books. The carry so much meaning and real life applications it's almost chilling!

I've also just finished the Audiobook for this and again... amazing job!

I'm going to crawl back to my reading nook now...