The Immortal Circus (Cirque des Immortels, #1) by A.R. Kahler

The Immortal Circus (Cirque des Immortels, #1)

Murdered contortionists aren't exactly what Vivienne signed up for when she ran away to join the circus. But like most things under the big top, nothing is what it seems. With a past she can't quite remember, Vivienne finds that running away forever might not be as appealing as it once sounded—especially not when she realizes the devilishly attractive ringleader, Mab, is the Faerie Queen of legend—and that she and the rest of the troupe are l...

Details The Immortal Circus (Cirque des Immortels, #1)

TitleThe Immortal Circus (Cirque des Immortels, #1)
Release DateDec 4th, 2012
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Fiction

Reviews The Immortal Circus (Cirque des Immortels, #1)

  • Alaina Meserole
    I am shook.RTC bitches.The Immortal Circus: Act One was so mindblowingly good. No really, that ending took me some god damn surprise. I never saw it coming. Heck, I didn't see a lot coming.. although I did have an inkling about who the "villain" was.Now this book is about our dear sweet innocent Vivienne. She joins the circus which could be innocent enough.. but what is she running from? Well, she does seem to have a troubled past and when she me...
  • Montzalee Wittmann
    The Immortal CircusCirque des Immortels, Book 1By: A. R. KahlerNarrated by: Amy McFaddenThis is a "WOW" book, supernatural beings are the players in the circus and Mab is the owner. Mab, yes the fae queen. The main character is the has no idea what her past is, or why she is there. There are murders, attacks from the Summer Court, and lots of small mysteries. Great characters, twisted plot, and more. This is so good. The narrator is marvelous! Th...
  • Ashleyjo
    WTF did I just read?!? I feel like my girl, Alice, peering into some hole watching creepy crawlers, and I'm not sure I want to go down that mf'r and play, or not...I'm not sure?So, the norm is that one reads a book and can then give a brief synopsis of what the plot entails. Well, I read it and still have no mfing clue what's what, but I'll try to sum it up... There's a circus of paranormal beings. It's run by some hard ass fae queen who makes th...
  • VampireNovelFan
    The best Prime freebie I’ve read all year! Talk about an imagination! I wasn't totally sure of what to expect going into this one. I wasn't sure which book to choose for my monthly kindle prime freebie and time was running out. It was a debut, and it was originally a Kindle serial series. But all in all it turned out wonderfully.Though I've read other novels with a circus theme, this one certainly comes off as unique. Mab is a really cool leade...
  • Jules
    I’ve been fascinated by circuses since going to a couple when I was a little girl. I love the mystery and magic of them. Just the thought of a circus thrills me.I sometimes find fantasy novels hard to listen to in audiobook format, as they can be quite descriptive. So a positive for me while listening to the audiobook, was that this story wasn’t that visually descriptive. However, this is something I would have found a little disappointing if...
  • Kath Elizabeth
    Honestly, the reason I'm giving this book a 3 star rating is because its so incredibly confusing.The Immortal Circus is about a travelling circus with an eclectic mix of performers. There are shapeshifters who can turn into anything they want to, magicians, faeries and some mortals. Everyone who works for the circus has a binding contract with the owner, Queen Mab. These contracts are full of clauses and rules that are different for each performe...
  • Bryce
    This book reads like fan fiction: little in the way of plot but plenty of descriptions of hunky men and unlikely sex acts. Usually, I can soldier through bad books and call it a learning experience, but I'm just not in the mood.
  • Meg
    Delightfully intriguing, with hints of magic and chaos. The Immortal Circus wraps you up in its world full of death defying acts and a mystery reaching back centuries.The circus has always intrigued me…mainly because you can eat as much fairy floss as you want and no one looks at you weirdly. That is my kind of place. Let me just start by saying that I went into this one thinking it was going to be a different story, so I think that is why I wa...
  • Tracey
    A strong start, but it just didn't get all the way there.This book would have benefited from some more world building. When there was world building, it was fantastic, but there's not enough description to truly embrace the uniqueness. It falls into plot too quickly. Another thing, I am not a huge fan of books about fairies, but Kahler does put them in a unique light that makes them more appealing.The protaganist, Vivienne, was all over the place...
  • Dean
    This book took me in straightaway.There was magic and intrigue.Death and conspiracy.We have a female protagonist, Vivienne. The new chic. Grrrl power.Except, this one is diluted by her constant pining over our Male lead, Kingston.The first 1/4 of the book I really was not sure I was going to get through.Vivienne's power appeared solely in her ability to drool and drop her tongue to her shoes whenever Kingston came about.Then-something shifted.It ...
  • Lör K.
    Warnings: graphic descriptions of violence and murderWhere can I even begin with The Immortal Circus: Act 1? Kahler has written such an amazing book, it's hard to pinpoint exactly what I want to talk about.First of all, the characters. Every character is three dimensional, with the idea that you could reach out and touch them, walk down the street and bump into them, turn around and find them there, staring into your soul. Kingston is beyond my f...
  • Lymarie
    I have conflicting feelings regarding this book. So conflicting that I changed my rating of it at least three times within the last several days, though it stayed well within the "I didn't HATE it, I just didn't like it" range. It was okay. I finished reading it, and I read the second one, and now I'm actually reading the third one, so you might think to yourself, "Well, you must have liked it!" Let's be clear: it was readable, although painful t...
  • Steph's Romance Book Talk
    Such a fun, new (to me) fantasy, and intriguing story that drew me in. I never thought I would enjoy reading about magic, fae, and fairytale feuds. I can't wait to read the next act! This specific video review will be included in the February 2018 wrap-up.For other video book reviews check out my Youtube Channel: Steph's Rom Book Talk.
  • Felicia
    Finally effin’ finished! I’m finished and I STILL do not know how I feel about this book. I mean it was good. The story was good. The characters were nicely written. However, I couldn’t get past (view spoiler)[Vivianne’s memory loss. It was a constant annoying little thing that kept happening. And it just pissed me tf off. And I understand it is vital to the story. But I can’t help but just be annoyed about it. Like I’m almost not eve...
  • Jennifer
    Vivienne joins the circus. She's running away from a troubled past, but she can't remember what it is. When cast members start getting murdered, she begins to learn more about the real magic that holds the circus together - fae magic. Cast members are supposed to be immortal, so how can they be killed? As Vivienne tries to figure out the mystery and keep her friends Melody and Kingston safe, she starts remembering parts of her contract and her pa...
  • Ashley
    Was able to download this one for free, and I can see why. No thank you.
  • Wren
    Even with only the first few chapters released as of right now, I'm completely sold on The Immortal Circus. I may be a little biased, because I've known Alex for--holy shit--ten years, but he's always been a top-notch writer in my opinion. And his first 'real' book is no disappointment.There's magic, there's circus tricks, there's a sense of dark foreboding. What's not to love? I'm eagerly awaiting the next seven installments while simultaneously...
  • Shannon
    4.5 stars. What an intriguing book. It was mystical and magical, with evil like twists. It kind of reminded me of Carnivale, the HBO series from several years back. Definitely interested in seeing how this story progresses, on to book 2.
  • Alicia
    Not bad. Not great though. Not a fan of how long Viv, and thus The reader, was left in the dark about any potential for her power. I can't say I love any of the characters except Mel.
  • Cinthia
    I liked this one. I really thought it was going to be all acrobats and games but it was different than I thought. I was curious throughout the whole book as to what Viv is and I still don't get to find out because Mab is bind by the contract and she can't tell her. The only thing that was let out was that she may be an ORACLE but Mab didn't acknowledge this either and how is it that Mab can just call out a line in the contract and she has reins o...
  • Kristin Hudson
    Good idea, execution is so soI would give this one 3.5 stars. The writing is very simple, not an overly detailed or complex story line. It is good if you want an easy quick read. Definitely reminds me of fan fiction. I do like the idea of the story and the progression of events is interesting. Even though I don't love the writing style, I'm planning to read the other two books because I am enticed enough to want to know what happens. Overall, goo...
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  • Rachel
    Strangely bewitching! Parts of this book really pulled me in but the remaining parts left me slightly confused, there was very little explanation throughout the story, especially at the beginning, and this just gave me an unhappy feeling of not knowing what was going on.
  • Toni • Reviews & Randomness
    4.5 StarsI'd had my eye on this book for a while now so I chose it as my August Kindle Owner's Lending Library book. I am so glad that I did. This book hooked me and fast. Loved the circus setting, the characters and the world building. This book truly is like an onion, nothing about this book is as it seems. It has layers upon layers for the reader to peel off and devour.This is a book that's full of mystery, magic, intrigue, threats and so much...
  • Chelsie Hinds
    I really enjoyed this book. I figured I would because it's in the range of books that I normally enjoy—you know, the creepy paranormal, what-in-the-world-is-going-on kind of deal. This book had all of that. It wasn't incredibly creepy like a actual horror book would be. But there are real thriller moments in there, moments where you except something to just pop out of the bushes seeking blood. I really think the plot was well-thought out and br...
  • Jessica
    The main character had irritated me a bit at first. She seemed whiny and selfish. She quickly turned around towards the end and I was pleasantly surprised. This was a fun book, will definitely continue the trilogy.
  • Lisa
    I try not to do reviews when I've only just finished the book (like 2 mins ago) as they tend to be a bit confused and I need some time to PROCESS...oh well I can always come back and amend it!I loved this book even though it has some flaws which is why I'm torn between 4 & 5 stars.It is about an immortal circus (Ha! well, der...should def not be carrying on with this but am ignoring myself) where the performers/members are contractually obligated...
  • Carrie Ardoin
    Vivienne can't recall any of her past, since she's become a part of the traveling Cirque du Immortels. But soon, circus performers start turning up dead, and she can't help but be scared that she might be next. The truth is, the circus, run by the authoritarian Mab, is definitely unlike any other show. And even though unimaginable things are happening behind the scenes, the show must go on...This was definitely an original book. I didn't really h...
  • Elizabeth
    I would be lying if I didn't say the cover was the first thing that attracted me to this. I mean, wow. It's darkly beautiful. The book itself, though, I have mixed feelings about. I really liked the idea behind it and the circus characters. I'm a fan of creepy circus stories and this book did not disappoint in that area. The circus family was mysterious and interesting and frankly I could read about them all day. And the story itself wasn't bad e...