Skip to Main Content

OUR FEBRUARY BOOK CLUB PICK

Circus of Wonders

A Novel

From the #1 internationally bestselling author of the “lush, evocative Gothic” (The New York Times Book ReviewThe Doll Factory comes an atmospheric and spectacular novel where one woman’s life is transformed by the arrival of a Victorian circus of wonders.

When Jasper Jupiter’s Circus of Wonders pitches its tent in a poor coastal town, the life of one young girl changes forever. Sold to the ringmaster as a “leopard girl” because of the birthmarks that cover her body, Nell is utterly devastated. But as she grows close to the other performers, she finds herself enchanted by the glittering freedom of the circus, and by her own role as the Queen of the Moon and Stars.

Before long, Nell’s fame spreads across the world—and with it, a chance for Jasper Jupiter to grow his own name and fortune. But what happens when her fame begins to eclipse his own, when even Jasper’s loyal brother Toby becomes captivated by Nell? No longer the quiet flower-picker, Nell knows her own place in the world, and she will fight for it.
 

Join the Club. Join the Conversation.

New February Book Club Reads We're Loving

Quick View

Quick View

Quick View

Quick View

Quick View

Quick View

Quick View

Book Club Reads to Celebrate Black History Month

Quick View

Quick View

Quick View

Quick View

Quick View

Quick View

Quick View

Romance Reads to Spice Up Your Book Club

Quick View

Quick View

Quick View

Quick View

Quick View

Quick View

Quick View

More Books with Reading Group Guides

Catch Up on Our Book Club Blogs

Book Club Favorites: 8 Autumnal Picks to Discuss with Cider Nearby

This season, we’re diving into magical books, eerie thrillers, and transcendent tales that capture the essence of autumn.

Book Club Ideas That Will Totally Impress Your Friends

What’s better than eating yummy food, hanging with your friends, and talking about books? Doing all three at the same time!

9 Mesmerizing Books for Fans of All the Light We Cannot See

Check out our list of must-read books for fans of ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE.