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Identical twins Sonja and Charlotte are musical prodigies with extraordinary powers. Born on All Hallows' Eve, the girls could play music before they could walk. They were found one night by Tatty, the Tattooed Lady of the circus, in a pail on her doorstep with only a note and a heart-shaped locket. They've been with Tatty ever since, roaming the Outskirts in the circus caravans, moving from place to place.

But lately, curious things have started to happen when they play their instruments. During one of their performances, the girls accidentally levitate their entire audience, drawing too much unwanted attention. Soon, ominous Enforcers come after them, and Charlotte and Sonja must embark on a perilous journey through enchanted lands in hopes of unlocking the secrets of their mysterious past.

©2015 Juman Malouf (P)2015 Listening Library

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Marvelous reader, disappointing story

This is not a story for the faint of heart. It could not even be saved by the wonderful narration of Jayne Entwistle. The dystopian world of the two protagonists, Charlotte and Sonja, is a scary place, populated with circus freaks, creepy and cruel adults, and nasty gangs of orphan boys. The movies "Blade Runner" and "Mad Max" do not hold a candle to the horrors these poor preteen sisters must endure. While the sisters bicker a lot, they clearly love and care for each other. This was the book's only redeeming quality. I must admit I gave up mid-way. I just found it to unpleasant to continue.

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Interesting

This was a very interesting book, normally wouldn't be my cup of tea, but I found it quite enjoyable.

The "magicalness" of and and the sibling strength through difficult situations is what makes it very good