By a Charm and a Curse

By a Charm and a Curse

Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic isn?t like other traveling circuses. It?s bound by a charm, held together by a centuries-old curse, that protects its members from ever growing older or getting hurt. Emmaline King is drawn to the circus like a moth to a flame?and unwittingly recruited into its folds by a mysterious teen boy whose kiss is as cold as ice. Forced to travel throug Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic isn?t like other traveling circuses. It?s bound by a charm, held together...

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Title:By a Charm and a Curse
Author:Jaime Questell
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1633759008
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:300 pages pages

By a Charm and a Curse Reviews

  • Lisa Mandina
    Feb 08, 2018

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

    Initial reaction (4 March 2018) I don't knowwwwwww Actual Review (5 March 2018) 2.5-ish? Here?s the deal: This isn?t a bad book. It has a cool premise and kind of a unique setting. Unfortunately, I was rather underwhelmed by the execution of it all. There was nothi...

    First, I thought the plot was pretty original and cool! Emma and Benjamin were both good characters, and I did like their relationship. I don?t mind when attraction comes fast either because that?s true to real life. My main problem is when the word love gets thrown around too fast...

    Rating 2-2.5? This book is somewhat hard to rate for me. Did I enjoy it? Sure, I guess. But I enjoyed it the same way I might enjoy a Wendy's cheeseburger. It is generic, standard and I know exactly what to expect. Let me try summarize it for you guys, avoid this section if you...

    All the blurb is saying is it's Snow White meets Pinocchio. To which I say, "Shut up and take my money." ...

    3.5 stars I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The main reason that I requested the book was because of the attractive cover. But, I didn?t enjoy it as I have expected it to be. The story is being told by the two main characters point o...

    DNF at 30% I wasn't expecting this from me . My first dnf book . Which has received rave reviews from many of my fellow reviewers . But this is not my cup of tea . It is just sooooo boooooring . What is a charm and a curse after all . Aren't they just like pros and cons ? ...

    I always love it when a book has a circus setting - there's such a specific atmosphere around it, that hint of whimsy that leaves you filled with a sense of amazement and wonder. The circus in By A Charm and a Curse has real magic, the kind that comes with (you guessed it) a charm and ...

    This book had potential! With an interesting backdrop and an intriguing curse, there was a lot that could have been done with By a Charm and a Curse. But things moved waaaaay too fast. It didn't feel fast paced and full of high stakes; it felt rushed, and that's partly the reason t...

    I received this YA Fantasy for free from Entangled Teen for an honest review. I have hit another jack pot with Entangled Teen books. I recently saw this book on a YA upcoming releases list and thought it sounded very much like The Night Circus, which is one of my favorite books. I i...

    This book surprised me. I didn't think that I would like it as much as I did. There were many elements to it, romance, magic, family dynamics, friendship, carnival to name a few. Now that I have let it soak in I find that days later I am still thinking about the story. I still keep th...

    ?Things that are linked cannot be unbound. Things set in motion cannot be stopped?? I have some mixed feeling about this - I loved the humor that the story started out with, and the carnival setting, but the humor almost immediately disappeared and the characters fell flat. ...

    Nope. Sorry. No! The story is about Emmaline (Emma, Em) who catches a curse and has to get it out to get her life back. Emma's life is SO DEPRESSING... her mom left her with her dad because she went to another county and now Emma has 'no home' she feels that she doesn't fit anywhere....

    I was so excited for this book. I think that needs to be said immediately, because my expectations were quiiiite high. I think that's always a dangerous thing for any book, but I have a particular love of circus/carnival books that will not listen to rhyme nor reason. It's also very ve...

    By A Charm and A Curse is magical. Jaime Questell takes you right inside the confines of the travelling carnival with an ensemble cast of carnies, the sights, sounds, smells, and day-to-day life as part of the carnival that is held together by the titular charm and curse. With alte...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars! Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: Dreamy Addictions By A Charm and A Curse was an entertaining read! I have set low expectations before jumping into it because I?ve heard a lot of mixed reviews about it, but honestly I didn?t find it that terrible in...

    Come one, come all! Ok, so Carnival's creep me out. They don't seem safe and there's clowns running around everywhere and no...I just can't deal with that. But I find that I do enjoy stories with a carnival setting. This one was no different. While I had minor issues with the bo...

    3 stars!!! I'm usually a huge fan of circus novels but unfortunately, this one just didn't do it for me. I guess I was expecting a whole lot of fantasy with exceptional worldbuilding but I just didn't get any of those things. Let me elaborate further. Firstly, the book doesn't ha...

    Down you go little Emma into the rabbit hole. Que Cheshire Cat grin. Roll up, roll up, come and visit the Le Grand's carnival. Daredevil stunts, performing dog, Ferris wheel, fortune tellers and all the cotton candy you can eat. The carnival is full of mystery and magical experie...

    By a Charm and a Curse was an entertaining and unique book! This was a quick read that definitely can be done in one sitting! The beginning of By a Charm and a Curse was a bit chaotic and too fast paced for me. I actually had a hard time keeping up with everything that was happening...

    This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction Who doesn?t love a book about a magical circus? A circus with both a charm and a curse? Sign me up! What Fed My Addiction: The circus atmosphere. I don?t know what it is about a traveling circ...

    Hi all! I'm the author of this book and I'm going to use this space to keep you up-to-date on all things CHARM! CHARM is out in less than a month and I am crazy excited. To thank everyone who has preordered a copy, I have a preorder campaign going on now! Email proof of your preorde...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... This book was very unique and unexpected. The idea is totally original. However, there are some parts of the book that are thrown around and it becomes too fast. I really wanted a build up. By a Charm and a...

    Personally, I loved this story. I'm always a sucker for a good story that takes place in a carnival or circus. This one hit all the points that I love about stories like this. The characters were really great, I felt so much for Emma, and couldn't help but like Ben so much. When I pick...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Jun 28, 2017

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

    Initial reaction (4 March 2018) I don't knowwwwwww Actual Review (5 March 2018) 2.5-ish? Here?s the deal: This isn?t a bad book. It has a cool premise and kind of a unique setting. Unfortunately, I was rather underwhelmed by the execution of it all. There was nothi...

    First, I thought the plot was pretty original and cool! Emma and Benjamin were both good characters, and I did like their relationship. I don?t mind when attraction comes fast either because that?s true to real life. My main problem is when the word love gets thrown around too fast...

    Rating 2-2.5? This book is somewhat hard to rate for me. Did I enjoy it? Sure, I guess. But I enjoyed it the same way I might enjoy a Wendy's cheeseburger. It is generic, standard and I know exactly what to expect. Let me try summarize it for you guys, avoid this section if you...

  • Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
    Sep 04, 2017

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

    Initial reaction (4 March 2018) I don't knowwwwwww Actual Review (5 March 2018) 2.5-ish? Here?s the deal: This isn?t a bad book. It has a cool premise and kind of a unique setting. Unfortunately, I was rather underwhelmed by the execution of it all. There was nothi...

    First, I thought the plot was pretty original and cool! Emma and Benjamin were both good characters, and I did like their relationship. I don?t mind when attraction comes fast either because that?s true to real life. My main problem is when the word love gets thrown around too fast...

    Rating 2-2.5? This book is somewhat hard to rate for me. Did I enjoy it? Sure, I guess. But I enjoyed it the same way I might enjoy a Wendy's cheeseburger. It is generic, standard and I know exactly what to expect. Let me try summarize it for you guys, avoid this section if you...

    All the blurb is saying is it's Snow White meets Pinocchio. To which I say, "Shut up and take my money." ...

    3.5 stars I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The main reason that I requested the book was because of the attractive cover. But, I didn?t enjoy it as I have expected it to be. The story is being told by the two main characters point o...

    DNF at 30% I wasn't expecting this from me . My first dnf book . Which has received rave reviews from many of my fellow reviewers . But this is not my cup of tea . It is just sooooo boooooring . What is a charm and a curse after all . Aren't they just like pros and cons ? ...

    I always love it when a book has a circus setting - there's such a specific atmosphere around it, that hint of whimsy that leaves you filled with a sense of amazement and wonder. The circus in By A Charm and a Curse has real magic, the kind that comes with (you guessed it) a charm and ...

    This book had potential! With an interesting backdrop and an intriguing curse, there was a lot that could have been done with By a Charm and a Curse. But things moved waaaaay too fast. It didn't feel fast paced and full of high stakes; it felt rushed, and that's partly the reason t...

    I received this YA Fantasy for free from Entangled Teen for an honest review. I have hit another jack pot with Entangled Teen books. I recently saw this book on a YA upcoming releases list and thought it sounded very much like The Night Circus, which is one of my favorite books. I i...

    This book surprised me. I didn't think that I would like it as much as I did. There were many elements to it, romance, magic, family dynamics, friendship, carnival to name a few. Now that I have let it soak in I find that days later I am still thinking about the story. I still keep th...

    ?Things that are linked cannot be unbound. Things set in motion cannot be stopped?? I have some mixed feeling about this - I loved the humor that the story started out with, and the carnival setting, but the humor almost immediately disappeared and the characters fell flat. ...

    Nope. Sorry. No! The story is about Emmaline (Emma, Em) who catches a curse and has to get it out to get her life back. Emma's life is SO DEPRESSING... her mom left her with her dad because she went to another county and now Emma has 'no home' she feels that she doesn't fit anywhere....

    I was so excited for this book. I think that needs to be said immediately, because my expectations were quiiiite high. I think that's always a dangerous thing for any book, but I have a particular love of circus/carnival books that will not listen to rhyme nor reason. It's also very ve...

    By A Charm and A Curse is magical. Jaime Questell takes you right inside the confines of the travelling carnival with an ensemble cast of carnies, the sights, sounds, smells, and day-to-day life as part of the carnival that is held together by the titular charm and curse. With alte...

  • Jen
    Feb 06, 2018

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

    Initial reaction (4 March 2018) I don't knowwwwwww Actual Review (5 March 2018) 2.5-ish? Here?s the deal: This isn?t a bad book. It has a cool premise and kind of a unique setting. Unfortunately, I was rather underwhelmed by the execution of it all. There was nothi...

    First, I thought the plot was pretty original and cool! Emma and Benjamin were both good characters, and I did like their relationship. I don?t mind when attraction comes fast either because that?s true to real life. My main problem is when the word love gets thrown around too fast...

    Rating 2-2.5? This book is somewhat hard to rate for me. Did I enjoy it? Sure, I guess. But I enjoyed it the same way I might enjoy a Wendy's cheeseburger. It is generic, standard and I know exactly what to expect. Let me try summarize it for you guys, avoid this section if you...

    All the blurb is saying is it's Snow White meets Pinocchio. To which I say, "Shut up and take my money." ...

    3.5 stars I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The main reason that I requested the book was because of the attractive cover. But, I didn?t enjoy it as I have expected it to be. The story is being told by the two main characters point o...

    DNF at 30% I wasn't expecting this from me . My first dnf book . Which has received rave reviews from many of my fellow reviewers . But this is not my cup of tea . It is just sooooo boooooring . What is a charm and a curse after all . Aren't they just like pros and cons ? ...

    I always love it when a book has a circus setting - there's such a specific atmosphere around it, that hint of whimsy that leaves you filled with a sense of amazement and wonder. The circus in By A Charm and a Curse has real magic, the kind that comes with (you guessed it) a charm and ...

    This book had potential! With an interesting backdrop and an intriguing curse, there was a lot that could have been done with By a Charm and a Curse. But things moved waaaaay too fast. It didn't feel fast paced and full of high stakes; it felt rushed, and that's partly the reason t...

    I received this YA Fantasy for free from Entangled Teen for an honest review. I have hit another jack pot with Entangled Teen books. I recently saw this book on a YA upcoming releases list and thought it sounded very much like The Night Circus, which is one of my favorite books. I i...

    This book surprised me. I didn't think that I would like it as much as I did. There were many elements to it, romance, magic, family dynamics, friendship, carnival to name a few. Now that I have let it soak in I find that days later I am still thinking about the story. I still keep th...

  • Jenn
    Feb 27, 2018

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

    Initial reaction (4 March 2018) I don't knowwwwwww Actual Review (5 March 2018) 2.5-ish? Here?s the deal: This isn?t a bad book. It has a cool premise and kind of a unique setting. Unfortunately, I was rather underwhelmed by the execution of it all. There was nothi...

    First, I thought the plot was pretty original and cool! Emma and Benjamin were both good characters, and I did like their relationship. I don?t mind when attraction comes fast either because that?s true to real life. My main problem is when the word love gets thrown around too fast...

    Rating 2-2.5? This book is somewhat hard to rate for me. Did I enjoy it? Sure, I guess. But I enjoyed it the same way I might enjoy a Wendy's cheeseburger. It is generic, standard and I know exactly what to expect. Let me try summarize it for you guys, avoid this section if you...

    All the blurb is saying is it's Snow White meets Pinocchio. To which I say, "Shut up and take my money." ...

    3.5 stars I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The main reason that I requested the book was because of the attractive cover. But, I didn?t enjoy it as I have expected it to be. The story is being told by the two main characters point o...

    DNF at 30% I wasn't expecting this from me . My first dnf book . Which has received rave reviews from many of my fellow reviewers . But this is not my cup of tea . It is just sooooo boooooring . What is a charm and a curse after all . Aren't they just like pros and cons ? ...

    I always love it when a book has a circus setting - there's such a specific atmosphere around it, that hint of whimsy that leaves you filled with a sense of amazement and wonder. The circus in By A Charm and a Curse has real magic, the kind that comes with (you guessed it) a charm and ...

    This book had potential! With an interesting backdrop and an intriguing curse, there was a lot that could have been done with By a Charm and a Curse. But things moved waaaaay too fast. It didn't feel fast paced and full of high stakes; it felt rushed, and that's partly the reason t...

    I received this YA Fantasy for free from Entangled Teen for an honest review. I have hit another jack pot with Entangled Teen books. I recently saw this book on a YA upcoming releases list and thought it sounded very much like The Night Circus, which is one of my favorite books. I i...

    This book surprised me. I didn't think that I would like it as much as I did. There were many elements to it, romance, magic, family dynamics, friendship, carnival to name a few. Now that I have let it soak in I find that days later I am still thinking about the story. I still keep th...

    ?Things that are linked cannot be unbound. Things set in motion cannot be stopped?? I have some mixed feeling about this - I loved the humor that the story started out with, and the carnival setting, but the humor almost immediately disappeared and the characters fell flat. ...

    Nope. Sorry. No! The story is about Emmaline (Emma, Em) who catches a curse and has to get it out to get her life back. Emma's life is SO DEPRESSING... her mom left her with her dad because she went to another county and now Emma has 'no home' she feels that she doesn't fit anywhere....

    I was so excited for this book. I think that needs to be said immediately, because my expectations were quiiiite high. I think that's always a dangerous thing for any book, but I have a particular love of circus/carnival books that will not listen to rhyme nor reason. It's also very ve...

    By A Charm and A Curse is magical. Jaime Questell takes you right inside the confines of the travelling carnival with an ensemble cast of carnies, the sights, sounds, smells, and day-to-day life as part of the carnival that is held together by the titular charm and curse. With alte...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars! Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: Dreamy Addictions By A Charm and A Curse was an entertaining read! I have set low expectations before jumping into it because I?ve heard a lot of mixed reviews about it, but honestly I didn?t find it that terrible in...

    Come one, come all! Ok, so Carnival's creep me out. They don't seem safe and there's clowns running around everywhere and no...I just can't deal with that. But I find that I do enjoy stories with a carnival setting. This one was no different. While I had minor issues with the bo...

  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    Feb 11, 2018

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

  • Nicole Hewitt
    Jan 26, 2018

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

    Initial reaction (4 March 2018) I don't knowwwwwww Actual Review (5 March 2018) 2.5-ish? Here?s the deal: This isn?t a bad book. It has a cool premise and kind of a unique setting. Unfortunately, I was rather underwhelmed by the execution of it all. There was nothi...

    First, I thought the plot was pretty original and cool! Emma and Benjamin were both good characters, and I did like their relationship. I don?t mind when attraction comes fast either because that?s true to real life. My main problem is when the word love gets thrown around too fast...

    Rating 2-2.5? This book is somewhat hard to rate for me. Did I enjoy it? Sure, I guess. But I enjoyed it the same way I might enjoy a Wendy's cheeseburger. It is generic, standard and I know exactly what to expect. Let me try summarize it for you guys, avoid this section if you...

    All the blurb is saying is it's Snow White meets Pinocchio. To which I say, "Shut up and take my money." ...

    3.5 stars I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The main reason that I requested the book was because of the attractive cover. But, I didn?t enjoy it as I have expected it to be. The story is being told by the two main characters point o...

    DNF at 30% I wasn't expecting this from me . My first dnf book . Which has received rave reviews from many of my fellow reviewers . But this is not my cup of tea . It is just sooooo boooooring . What is a charm and a curse after all . Aren't they just like pros and cons ? ...

    I always love it when a book has a circus setting - there's such a specific atmosphere around it, that hint of whimsy that leaves you filled with a sense of amazement and wonder. The circus in By A Charm and a Curse has real magic, the kind that comes with (you guessed it) a charm and ...

    This book had potential! With an interesting backdrop and an intriguing curse, there was a lot that could have been done with By a Charm and a Curse. But things moved waaaaay too fast. It didn't feel fast paced and full of high stakes; it felt rushed, and that's partly the reason t...

    I received this YA Fantasy for free from Entangled Teen for an honest review. I have hit another jack pot with Entangled Teen books. I recently saw this book on a YA upcoming releases list and thought it sounded very much like The Night Circus, which is one of my favorite books. I i...

    This book surprised me. I didn't think that I would like it as much as I did. There were many elements to it, romance, magic, family dynamics, friendship, carnival to name a few. Now that I have let it soak in I find that days later I am still thinking about the story. I still keep th...

    ?Things that are linked cannot be unbound. Things set in motion cannot be stopped?? I have some mixed feeling about this - I loved the humor that the story started out with, and the carnival setting, but the humor almost immediately disappeared and the characters fell flat. ...

    Nope. Sorry. No! The story is about Emmaline (Emma, Em) who catches a curse and has to get it out to get her life back. Emma's life is SO DEPRESSING... her mom left her with her dad because she went to another county and now Emma has 'no home' she feels that she doesn't fit anywhere....

    I was so excited for this book. I think that needs to be said immediately, because my expectations were quiiiite high. I think that's always a dangerous thing for any book, but I have a particular love of circus/carnival books that will not listen to rhyme nor reason. It's also very ve...

    By A Charm and A Curse is magical. Jaime Questell takes you right inside the confines of the travelling carnival with an ensemble cast of carnies, the sights, sounds, smells, and day-to-day life as part of the carnival that is held together by the titular charm and curse. With alte...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars! Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: Dreamy Addictions By A Charm and A Curse was an entertaining read! I have set low expectations before jumping into it because I?ve heard a lot of mixed reviews about it, but honestly I didn?t find it that terrible in...

    Come one, come all! Ok, so Carnival's creep me out. They don't seem safe and there's clowns running around everywhere and no...I just can't deal with that. But I find that I do enjoy stories with a carnival setting. This one was no different. While I had minor issues with the bo...

    3 stars!!! I'm usually a huge fan of circus novels but unfortunately, this one just didn't do it for me. I guess I was expecting a whole lot of fantasy with exceptional worldbuilding but I just didn't get any of those things. Let me elaborate further. Firstly, the book doesn't ha...

    Down you go little Emma into the rabbit hole. Que Cheshire Cat grin. Roll up, roll up, come and visit the Le Grand's carnival. Daredevil stunts, performing dog, Ferris wheel, fortune tellers and all the cotton candy you can eat. The carnival is full of mystery and magical experie...

    By a Charm and a Curse was an entertaining and unique book! This was a quick read that definitely can be done in one sitting! The beginning of By a Charm and a Curse was a bit chaotic and too fast paced for me. I actually had a hard time keeping up with everything that was happening...

    This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction Who doesn?t love a book about a magical circus? A circus with both a charm and a curse? Sign me up! What Fed My Addiction: The circus atmosphere. I don?t know what it is about a traveling circ...

  • Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
    Feb 23, 2018

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

    Initial reaction (4 March 2018) I don't knowwwwwww Actual Review (5 March 2018) 2.5-ish? Here?s the deal: This isn?t a bad book. It has a cool premise and kind of a unique setting. Unfortunately, I was rather underwhelmed by the execution of it all. There was nothi...

    First, I thought the plot was pretty original and cool! Emma and Benjamin were both good characters, and I did like their relationship. I don?t mind when attraction comes fast either because that?s true to real life. My main problem is when the word love gets thrown around too fast...

    Rating 2-2.5? This book is somewhat hard to rate for me. Did I enjoy it? Sure, I guess. But I enjoyed it the same way I might enjoy a Wendy's cheeseburger. It is generic, standard and I know exactly what to expect. Let me try summarize it for you guys, avoid this section if you...

    All the blurb is saying is it's Snow White meets Pinocchio. To which I say, "Shut up and take my money." ...

    3.5 stars I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The main reason that I requested the book was because of the attractive cover. But, I didn?t enjoy it as I have expected it to be. The story is being told by the two main characters point o...

    DNF at 30% I wasn't expecting this from me . My first dnf book . Which has received rave reviews from many of my fellow reviewers . But this is not my cup of tea . It is just sooooo boooooring . What is a charm and a curse after all . Aren't they just like pros and cons ? ...

    I always love it when a book has a circus setting - there's such a specific atmosphere around it, that hint of whimsy that leaves you filled with a sense of amazement and wonder. The circus in By A Charm and a Curse has real magic, the kind that comes with (you guessed it) a charm and ...

    This book had potential! With an interesting backdrop and an intriguing curse, there was a lot that could have been done with By a Charm and a Curse. But things moved waaaaay too fast. It didn't feel fast paced and full of high stakes; it felt rushed, and that's partly the reason t...

    I received this YA Fantasy for free from Entangled Teen for an honest review. I have hit another jack pot with Entangled Teen books. I recently saw this book on a YA upcoming releases list and thought it sounded very much like The Night Circus, which is one of my favorite books. I i...

    This book surprised me. I didn't think that I would like it as much as I did. There were many elements to it, romance, magic, family dynamics, friendship, carnival to name a few. Now that I have let it soak in I find that days later I am still thinking about the story. I still keep th...

    ?Things that are linked cannot be unbound. Things set in motion cannot be stopped?? I have some mixed feeling about this - I loved the humor that the story started out with, and the carnival setting, but the humor almost immediately disappeared and the characters fell flat. ...

    Nope. Sorry. No! The story is about Emmaline (Emma, Em) who catches a curse and has to get it out to get her life back. Emma's life is SO DEPRESSING... her mom left her with her dad because she went to another county and now Emma has 'no home' she feels that she doesn't fit anywhere....

    I was so excited for this book. I think that needs to be said immediately, because my expectations were quiiiite high. I think that's always a dangerous thing for any book, but I have a particular love of circus/carnival books that will not listen to rhyme nor reason. It's also very ve...

    By A Charm and A Curse is magical. Jaime Questell takes you right inside the confines of the travelling carnival with an ensemble cast of carnies, the sights, sounds, smells, and day-to-day life as part of the carnival that is held together by the titular charm and curse. With alte...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars! Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: Dreamy Addictions By A Charm and A Curse was an entertaining read! I have set low expectations before jumping into it because I?ve heard a lot of mixed reviews about it, but honestly I didn?t find it that terrible in...

  • Inge
    Jan 27, 2018

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

    Initial reaction (4 March 2018) I don't knowwwwwww Actual Review (5 March 2018) 2.5-ish? Here?s the deal: This isn?t a bad book. It has a cool premise and kind of a unique setting. Unfortunately, I was rather underwhelmed by the execution of it all. There was nothi...

    First, I thought the plot was pretty original and cool! Emma and Benjamin were both good characters, and I did like their relationship. I don?t mind when attraction comes fast either because that?s true to real life. My main problem is when the word love gets thrown around too fast...

    Rating 2-2.5? This book is somewhat hard to rate for me. Did I enjoy it? Sure, I guess. But I enjoyed it the same way I might enjoy a Wendy's cheeseburger. It is generic, standard and I know exactly what to expect. Let me try summarize it for you guys, avoid this section if you...

    All the blurb is saying is it's Snow White meets Pinocchio. To which I say, "Shut up and take my money." ...

    3.5 stars I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The main reason that I requested the book was because of the attractive cover. But, I didn?t enjoy it as I have expected it to be. The story is being told by the two main characters point o...

    DNF at 30% I wasn't expecting this from me . My first dnf book . Which has received rave reviews from many of my fellow reviewers . But this is not my cup of tea . It is just sooooo boooooring . What is a charm and a curse after all . Aren't they just like pros and cons ? ...

    I always love it when a book has a circus setting - there's such a specific atmosphere around it, that hint of whimsy that leaves you filled with a sense of amazement and wonder. The circus in By A Charm and a Curse has real magic, the kind that comes with (you guessed it) a charm and ...

  • Natalie Monroe
    Aug 25, 2016

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

    Initial reaction (4 March 2018) I don't knowwwwwww Actual Review (5 March 2018) 2.5-ish? Here?s the deal: This isn?t a bad book. It has a cool premise and kind of a unique setting. Unfortunately, I was rather underwhelmed by the execution of it all. There was nothi...

    First, I thought the plot was pretty original and cool! Emma and Benjamin were both good characters, and I did like their relationship. I don?t mind when attraction comes fast either because that?s true to real life. My main problem is when the word love gets thrown around too fast...

    Rating 2-2.5? This book is somewhat hard to rate for me. Did I enjoy it? Sure, I guess. But I enjoyed it the same way I might enjoy a Wendy's cheeseburger. It is generic, standard and I know exactly what to expect. Let me try summarize it for you guys, avoid this section if you...

    All the blurb is saying is it's Snow White meets Pinocchio. To which I say, "Shut up and take my money." ...

  • mith
    Nov 11, 2017

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

    Initial reaction (4 March 2018) I don't knowwwwwww Actual Review (5 March 2018) 2.5-ish? Here?s the deal: This isn?t a bad book. It has a cool premise and kind of a unique setting. Unfortunately, I was rather underwhelmed by the execution of it all. There was nothi...

    First, I thought the plot was pretty original and cool! Emma and Benjamin were both good characters, and I did like their relationship. I don?t mind when attraction comes fast either because that?s true to real life. My main problem is when the word love gets thrown around too fast...

    Rating 2-2.5? This book is somewhat hard to rate for me. Did I enjoy it? Sure, I guess. But I enjoyed it the same way I might enjoy a Wendy's cheeseburger. It is generic, standard and I know exactly what to expect. Let me try summarize it for you guys, avoid this section if you...

    All the blurb is saying is it's Snow White meets Pinocchio. To which I say, "Shut up and take my money." ...

    3.5 stars I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The main reason that I requested the book was because of the attractive cover. But, I didn?t enjoy it as I have expected it to be. The story is being told by the two main characters point o...

    DNF at 30% I wasn't expecting this from me . My first dnf book . Which has received rave reviews from many of my fellow reviewers . But this is not my cup of tea . It is just sooooo boooooring . What is a charm and a curse after all . Aren't they just like pros and cons ? ...

    I always love it when a book has a circus setting - there's such a specific atmosphere around it, that hint of whimsy that leaves you filled with a sense of amazement and wonder. The circus in By A Charm and a Curse has real magic, the kind that comes with (you guessed it) a charm and ...

    This book had potential! With an interesting backdrop and an intriguing curse, there was a lot that could have been done with By a Charm and a Curse. But things moved waaaaay too fast. It didn't feel fast paced and full of high stakes; it felt rushed, and that's partly the reason t...

  • Alyssa
    Jan 28, 2018

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

  • C.G. Drews
    Feb 03, 2018

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

  • Faye*
    Mar 04, 2018

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

    Initial reaction (4 March 2018) I don't knowwwwwww Actual Review (5 March 2018) 2.5-ish? Here?s the deal: This isn?t a bad book. It has a cool premise and kind of a unique setting. Unfortunately, I was rather underwhelmed by the execution of it all. There was nothi...

  • Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
    Feb 05, 2018

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

    Initial reaction (4 March 2018) I don't knowwwwwww Actual Review (5 March 2018) 2.5-ish? Here?s the deal: This isn?t a bad book. It has a cool premise and kind of a unique setting. Unfortunately, I was rather underwhelmed by the execution of it all. There was nothi...

    First, I thought the plot was pretty original and cool! Emma and Benjamin were both good characters, and I did like their relationship. I don?t mind when attraction comes fast either because that?s true to real life. My main problem is when the word love gets thrown around too fast...

    Rating 2-2.5? This book is somewhat hard to rate for me. Did I enjoy it? Sure, I guess. But I enjoyed it the same way I might enjoy a Wendy's cheeseburger. It is generic, standard and I know exactly what to expect. Let me try summarize it for you guys, avoid this section if you...

    All the blurb is saying is it's Snow White meets Pinocchio. To which I say, "Shut up and take my money." ...

    3.5 stars I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The main reason that I requested the book was because of the attractive cover. But, I didn?t enjoy it as I have expected it to be. The story is being told by the two main characters point o...

    DNF at 30% I wasn't expecting this from me . My first dnf book . Which has received rave reviews from many of my fellow reviewers . But this is not my cup of tea . It is just sooooo boooooring . What is a charm and a curse after all . Aren't they just like pros and cons ? ...

    I always love it when a book has a circus setting - there's such a specific atmosphere around it, that hint of whimsy that leaves you filled with a sense of amazement and wonder. The circus in By A Charm and a Curse has real magic, the kind that comes with (you guessed it) a charm and ...

    This book had potential! With an interesting backdrop and an intriguing curse, there was a lot that could have been done with By a Charm and a Curse. But things moved waaaaay too fast. It didn't feel fast paced and full of high stakes; it felt rushed, and that's partly the reason t...

    I received this YA Fantasy for free from Entangled Teen for an honest review. I have hit another jack pot with Entangled Teen books. I recently saw this book on a YA upcoming releases list and thought it sounded very much like The Night Circus, which is one of my favorite books. I i...

    This book surprised me. I didn't think that I would like it as much as I did. There were many elements to it, romance, magic, family dynamics, friendship, carnival to name a few. Now that I have let it soak in I find that days later I am still thinking about the story. I still keep th...

    ?Things that are linked cannot be unbound. Things set in motion cannot be stopped?? I have some mixed feeling about this - I loved the humor that the story started out with, and the carnival setting, but the humor almost immediately disappeared and the characters fell flat. ...

    Nope. Sorry. No! The story is about Emmaline (Emma, Em) who catches a curse and has to get it out to get her life back. Emma's life is SO DEPRESSING... her mom left her with her dad because she went to another county and now Emma has 'no home' she feels that she doesn't fit anywhere....

    I was so excited for this book. I think that needs to be said immediately, because my expectations were quiiiite high. I think that's always a dangerous thing for any book, but I have a particular love of circus/carnival books that will not listen to rhyme nor reason. It's also very ve...

    By A Charm and A Curse is magical. Jaime Questell takes you right inside the confines of the travelling carnival with an ensemble cast of carnies, the sights, sounds, smells, and day-to-day life as part of the carnival that is held together by the titular charm and curse. With alte...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars! Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: Dreamy Addictions By A Charm and A Curse was an entertaining read! I have set low expectations before jumping into it because I?ve heard a lot of mixed reviews about it, but honestly I didn?t find it that terrible in...

    Come one, come all! Ok, so Carnival's creep me out. They don't seem safe and there's clowns running around everywhere and no...I just can't deal with that. But I find that I do enjoy stories with a carnival setting. This one was no different. While I had minor issues with the bo...

    3 stars!!! I'm usually a huge fan of circus novels but unfortunately, this one just didn't do it for me. I guess I was expecting a whole lot of fantasy with exceptional worldbuilding but I just didn't get any of those things. Let me elaborate further. Firstly, the book doesn't ha...

    Down you go little Emma into the rabbit hole. Que Cheshire Cat grin. Roll up, roll up, come and visit the Le Grand's carnival. Daredevil stunts, performing dog, Ferris wheel, fortune tellers and all the cotton candy you can eat. The carnival is full of mystery and magical experie...

    By a Charm and a Curse was an entertaining and unique book! This was a quick read that definitely can be done in one sitting! The beginning of By a Charm and a Curse was a bit chaotic and too fast paced for me. I actually had a hard time keeping up with everything that was happening...

  • Aimee Ferguson
    Nov 18, 2017

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

    Initial reaction (4 March 2018) I don't knowwwwwww Actual Review (5 March 2018) 2.5-ish? Here?s the deal: This isn?t a bad book. It has a cool premise and kind of a unique setting. Unfortunately, I was rather underwhelmed by the execution of it all. There was nothi...

    First, I thought the plot was pretty original and cool! Emma and Benjamin were both good characters, and I did like their relationship. I don?t mind when attraction comes fast either because that?s true to real life. My main problem is when the word love gets thrown around too fast...

    Rating 2-2.5? This book is somewhat hard to rate for me. Did I enjoy it? Sure, I guess. But I enjoyed it the same way I might enjoy a Wendy's cheeseburger. It is generic, standard and I know exactly what to expect. Let me try summarize it for you guys, avoid this section if you...

    All the blurb is saying is it's Snow White meets Pinocchio. To which I say, "Shut up and take my money." ...

    3.5 stars I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The main reason that I requested the book was because of the attractive cover. But, I didn?t enjoy it as I have expected it to be. The story is being told by the two main characters point o...

    DNF at 30% I wasn't expecting this from me . My first dnf book . Which has received rave reviews from many of my fellow reviewers . But this is not my cup of tea . It is just sooooo boooooring . What is a charm and a curse after all . Aren't they just like pros and cons ? ...

    I always love it when a book has a circus setting - there's such a specific atmosphere around it, that hint of whimsy that leaves you filled with a sense of amazement and wonder. The circus in By A Charm and a Curse has real magic, the kind that comes with (you guessed it) a charm and ...

    This book had potential! With an interesting backdrop and an intriguing curse, there was a lot that could have been done with By a Charm and a Curse. But things moved waaaaay too fast. It didn't feel fast paced and full of high stakes; it felt rushed, and that's partly the reason t...

    I received this YA Fantasy for free from Entangled Teen for an honest review. I have hit another jack pot with Entangled Teen books. I recently saw this book on a YA upcoming releases list and thought it sounded very much like The Night Circus, which is one of my favorite books. I i...

    This book surprised me. I didn't think that I would like it as much as I did. There were many elements to it, romance, magic, family dynamics, friendship, carnival to name a few. Now that I have let it soak in I find that days later I am still thinking about the story. I still keep th...

    ?Things that are linked cannot be unbound. Things set in motion cannot be stopped?? I have some mixed feeling about this - I loved the humor that the story started out with, and the carnival setting, but the humor almost immediately disappeared and the characters fell flat. ...

    Nope. Sorry. No! The story is about Emmaline (Emma, Em) who catches a curse and has to get it out to get her life back. Emma's life is SO DEPRESSING... her mom left her with her dad because she went to another county and now Emma has 'no home' she feels that she doesn't fit anywhere....

    I was so excited for this book. I think that needs to be said immediately, because my expectations were quiiiite high. I think that's always a dangerous thing for any book, but I have a particular love of circus/carnival books that will not listen to rhyme nor reason. It's also very ve...

  • Melissa Chung
    Feb 17, 2018

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

    Initial reaction (4 March 2018) I don't knowwwwwww Actual Review (5 March 2018) 2.5-ish? Here?s the deal: This isn?t a bad book. It has a cool premise and kind of a unique setting. Unfortunately, I was rather underwhelmed by the execution of it all. There was nothi...

    First, I thought the plot was pretty original and cool! Emma and Benjamin were both good characters, and I did like their relationship. I don?t mind when attraction comes fast either because that?s true to real life. My main problem is when the word love gets thrown around too fast...

    Rating 2-2.5? This book is somewhat hard to rate for me. Did I enjoy it? Sure, I guess. But I enjoyed it the same way I might enjoy a Wendy's cheeseburger. It is generic, standard and I know exactly what to expect. Let me try summarize it for you guys, avoid this section if you...

    All the blurb is saying is it's Snow White meets Pinocchio. To which I say, "Shut up and take my money." ...

    3.5 stars I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The main reason that I requested the book was because of the attractive cover. But, I didn?t enjoy it as I have expected it to be. The story is being told by the two main characters point o...

    DNF at 30% I wasn't expecting this from me . My first dnf book . Which has received rave reviews from many of my fellow reviewers . But this is not my cup of tea . It is just sooooo boooooring . What is a charm and a curse after all . Aren't they just like pros and cons ? ...

    I always love it when a book has a circus setting - there's such a specific atmosphere around it, that hint of whimsy that leaves you filled with a sense of amazement and wonder. The circus in By A Charm and a Curse has real magic, the kind that comes with (you guessed it) a charm and ...

    This book had potential! With an interesting backdrop and an intriguing curse, there was a lot that could have been done with By a Charm and a Curse. But things moved waaaaay too fast. It didn't feel fast paced and full of high stakes; it felt rushed, and that's partly the reason t...

    I received this YA Fantasy for free from Entangled Teen for an honest review. I have hit another jack pot with Entangled Teen books. I recently saw this book on a YA upcoming releases list and thought it sounded very much like The Night Circus, which is one of my favorite books. I i...

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Oct 13, 2017

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

    Initial reaction (4 March 2018) I don't knowwwwwww Actual Review (5 March 2018) 2.5-ish? Here?s the deal: This isn?t a bad book. It has a cool premise and kind of a unique setting. Unfortunately, I was rather underwhelmed by the execution of it all. There was nothi...

    First, I thought the plot was pretty original and cool! Emma and Benjamin were both good characters, and I did like their relationship. I don?t mind when attraction comes fast either because that?s true to real life. My main problem is when the word love gets thrown around too fast...

    Rating 2-2.5? This book is somewhat hard to rate for me. Did I enjoy it? Sure, I guess. But I enjoyed it the same way I might enjoy a Wendy's cheeseburger. It is generic, standard and I know exactly what to expect. Let me try summarize it for you guys, avoid this section if you...

    All the blurb is saying is it's Snow White meets Pinocchio. To which I say, "Shut up and take my money." ...

    3.5 stars I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The main reason that I requested the book was because of the attractive cover. But, I didn?t enjoy it as I have expected it to be. The story is being told by the two main characters point o...

    DNF at 30% I wasn't expecting this from me . My first dnf book . Which has received rave reviews from many of my fellow reviewers . But this is not my cup of tea . It is just sooooo boooooring . What is a charm and a curse after all . Aren't they just like pros and cons ? ...

    I always love it when a book has a circus setting - there's such a specific atmosphere around it, that hint of whimsy that leaves you filled with a sense of amazement and wonder. The circus in By A Charm and a Curse has real magic, the kind that comes with (you guessed it) a charm and ...

    This book had potential! With an interesting backdrop and an intriguing curse, there was a lot that could have been done with By a Charm and a Curse. But things moved waaaaay too fast. It didn't feel fast paced and full of high stakes; it felt rushed, and that's partly the reason t...

    I received this YA Fantasy for free from Entangled Teen for an honest review. I have hit another jack pot with Entangled Teen books. I recently saw this book on a YA upcoming releases list and thought it sounded very much like The Night Circus, which is one of my favorite books. I i...

    This book surprised me. I didn't think that I would like it as much as I did. There were many elements to it, romance, magic, family dynamics, friendship, carnival to name a few. Now that I have let it soak in I find that days later I am still thinking about the story. I still keep th...

    ?Things that are linked cannot be unbound. Things set in motion cannot be stopped?? I have some mixed feeling about this - I loved the humor that the story started out with, and the carnival setting, but the humor almost immediately disappeared and the characters fell flat. ...

  • Candace Robinson
    Nov 20, 2017

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

    Initial reaction (4 March 2018) I don't knowwwwwww Actual Review (5 March 2018) 2.5-ish? Here?s the deal: This isn?t a bad book. It has a cool premise and kind of a unique setting. Unfortunately, I was rather underwhelmed by the execution of it all. There was nothi...

    First, I thought the plot was pretty original and cool! Emma and Benjamin were both good characters, and I did like their relationship. I don?t mind when attraction comes fast either because that?s true to real life. My main problem is when the word love gets thrown around too fast...

  • Carrie
    Nov 15, 2017

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

  • Danielle
    Nov 28, 2017

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

    Initial reaction (4 March 2018) I don't knowwwwwww Actual Review (5 March 2018) 2.5-ish? Here?s the deal: This isn?t a bad book. It has a cool premise and kind of a unique setting. Unfortunately, I was rather underwhelmed by the execution of it all. There was nothi...

    First, I thought the plot was pretty original and cool! Emma and Benjamin were both good characters, and I did like their relationship. I don?t mind when attraction comes fast either because that?s true to real life. My main problem is when the word love gets thrown around too fast...

    Rating 2-2.5? This book is somewhat hard to rate for me. Did I enjoy it? Sure, I guess. But I enjoyed it the same way I might enjoy a Wendy's cheeseburger. It is generic, standard and I know exactly what to expect. Let me try summarize it for you guys, avoid this section if you...

    All the blurb is saying is it's Snow White meets Pinocchio. To which I say, "Shut up and take my money." ...

    3.5 stars I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The main reason that I requested the book was because of the attractive cover. But, I didn?t enjoy it as I have expected it to be. The story is being told by the two main characters point o...

    DNF at 30% I wasn't expecting this from me . My first dnf book . Which has received rave reviews from many of my fellow reviewers . But this is not my cup of tea . It is just sooooo boooooring . What is a charm and a curse after all . Aren't they just like pros and cons ? ...

    I always love it when a book has a circus setting - there's such a specific atmosphere around it, that hint of whimsy that leaves you filled with a sense of amazement and wonder. The circus in By A Charm and a Curse has real magic, the kind that comes with (you guessed it) a charm and ...

    This book had potential! With an interesting backdrop and an intriguing curse, there was a lot that could have been done with By a Charm and a Curse. But things moved waaaaay too fast. It didn't feel fast paced and full of high stakes; it felt rushed, and that's partly the reason t...

    I received this YA Fantasy for free from Entangled Teen for an honest review. I have hit another jack pot with Entangled Teen books. I recently saw this book on a YA upcoming releases list and thought it sounded very much like The Night Circus, which is one of my favorite books. I i...

    This book surprised me. I didn't think that I would like it as much as I did. There were many elements to it, romance, magic, family dynamics, friendship, carnival to name a few. Now that I have let it soak in I find that days later I am still thinking about the story. I still keep th...

    ?Things that are linked cannot be unbound. Things set in motion cannot be stopped?? I have some mixed feeling about this - I loved the humor that the story started out with, and the carnival setting, but the humor almost immediately disappeared and the characters fell flat. ...

    Nope. Sorry. No! The story is about Emmaline (Emma, Em) who catches a curse and has to get it out to get her life back. Emma's life is SO DEPRESSING... her mom left her with her dad because she went to another county and now Emma has 'no home' she feels that she doesn't fit anywhere....

    I was so excited for this book. I think that needs to be said immediately, because my expectations were quiiiite high. I think that's always a dangerous thing for any book, but I have a particular love of circus/carnival books that will not listen to rhyme nor reason. It's also very ve...

    By A Charm and A Curse is magical. Jaime Questell takes you right inside the confines of the travelling carnival with an ensemble cast of carnies, the sights, sounds, smells, and day-to-day life as part of the carnival that is held together by the titular charm and curse. With alte...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars! Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: Dreamy Addictions By A Charm and A Curse was an entertaining read! I have set low expectations before jumping into it because I?ve heard a lot of mixed reviews about it, but honestly I didn?t find it that terrible in...

    Come one, come all! Ok, so Carnival's creep me out. They don't seem safe and there's clowns running around everywhere and no...I just can't deal with that. But I find that I do enjoy stories with a carnival setting. This one was no different. While I had minor issues with the bo...

    3 stars!!! I'm usually a huge fan of circus novels but unfortunately, this one just didn't do it for me. I guess I was expecting a whole lot of fantasy with exceptional worldbuilding but I just didn't get any of those things. Let me elaborate further. Firstly, the book doesn't ha...

    Down you go little Emma into the rabbit hole. Que Cheshire Cat grin. Roll up, roll up, come and visit the Le Grand's carnival. Daredevil stunts, performing dog, Ferris wheel, fortune tellers and all the cotton candy you can eat. The carnival is full of mystery and magical experie...

  • Melissa Souza
    Mar 05, 2018

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

    Initial reaction (4 March 2018) I don't knowwwwwww Actual Review (5 March 2018) 2.5-ish? Here?s the deal: This isn?t a bad book. It has a cool premise and kind of a unique setting. Unfortunately, I was rather underwhelmed by the execution of it all. There was nothi...

    First, I thought the plot was pretty original and cool! Emma and Benjamin were both good characters, and I did like their relationship. I don?t mind when attraction comes fast either because that?s true to real life. My main problem is when the word love gets thrown around too fast...

    Rating 2-2.5? This book is somewhat hard to rate for me. Did I enjoy it? Sure, I guess. But I enjoyed it the same way I might enjoy a Wendy's cheeseburger. It is generic, standard and I know exactly what to expect. Let me try summarize it for you guys, avoid this section if you...

    All the blurb is saying is it's Snow White meets Pinocchio. To which I say, "Shut up and take my money." ...

    3.5 stars I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The main reason that I requested the book was because of the attractive cover. But, I didn?t enjoy it as I have expected it to be. The story is being told by the two main characters point o...

    DNF at 30% I wasn't expecting this from me . My first dnf book . Which has received rave reviews from many of my fellow reviewers . But this is not my cup of tea . It is just sooooo boooooring . What is a charm and a curse after all . Aren't they just like pros and cons ? ...

    I always love it when a book has a circus setting - there's such a specific atmosphere around it, that hint of whimsy that leaves you filled with a sense of amazement and wonder. The circus in By A Charm and a Curse has real magic, the kind that comes with (you guessed it) a charm and ...

    This book had potential! With an interesting backdrop and an intriguing curse, there was a lot that could have been done with By a Charm and a Curse. But things moved waaaaay too fast. It didn't feel fast paced and full of high stakes; it felt rushed, and that's partly the reason t...

    I received this YA Fantasy for free from Entangled Teen for an honest review. I have hit another jack pot with Entangled Teen books. I recently saw this book on a YA upcoming releases list and thought it sounded very much like The Night Circus, which is one of my favorite books. I i...

    This book surprised me. I didn't think that I would like it as much as I did. There were many elements to it, romance, magic, family dynamics, friendship, carnival to name a few. Now that I have let it soak in I find that days later I am still thinking about the story. I still keep th...

    ?Things that are linked cannot be unbound. Things set in motion cannot be stopped?? I have some mixed feeling about this - I loved the humor that the story started out with, and the carnival setting, but the humor almost immediately disappeared and the characters fell flat. ...

    Nope. Sorry. No! The story is about Emmaline (Emma, Em) who catches a curse and has to get it out to get her life back. Emma's life is SO DEPRESSING... her mom left her with her dad because she went to another county and now Emma has 'no home' she feels that she doesn't fit anywhere....

    I was so excited for this book. I think that needs to be said immediately, because my expectations were quiiiite high. I think that's always a dangerous thing for any book, but I have a particular love of circus/carnival books that will not listen to rhyme nor reason. It's also very ve...

    By A Charm and A Curse is magical. Jaime Questell takes you right inside the confines of the travelling carnival with an ensemble cast of carnies, the sights, sounds, smells, and day-to-day life as part of the carnival that is held together by the titular charm and curse. With alte...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars! Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: Dreamy Addictions By A Charm and A Curse was an entertaining read! I have set low expectations before jumping into it because I?ve heard a lot of mixed reviews about it, but honestly I didn?t find it that terrible in...

    Come one, come all! Ok, so Carnival's creep me out. They don't seem safe and there's clowns running around everywhere and no...I just can't deal with that. But I find that I do enjoy stories with a carnival setting. This one was no different. While I had minor issues with the bo...

    3 stars!!! I'm usually a huge fan of circus novels but unfortunately, this one just didn't do it for me. I guess I was expecting a whole lot of fantasy with exceptional worldbuilding but I just didn't get any of those things. Let me elaborate further. Firstly, the book doesn't ha...

  • Xiomara Canizales
    Jan 24, 2018

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

    Initial reaction (4 March 2018) I don't knowwwwwww Actual Review (5 March 2018) 2.5-ish? Here?s the deal: This isn?t a bad book. It has a cool premise and kind of a unique setting. Unfortunately, I was rather underwhelmed by the execution of it all. There was nothi...

    First, I thought the plot was pretty original and cool! Emma and Benjamin were both good characters, and I did like their relationship. I don?t mind when attraction comes fast either because that?s true to real life. My main problem is when the word love gets thrown around too fast...

    Rating 2-2.5? This book is somewhat hard to rate for me. Did I enjoy it? Sure, I guess. But I enjoyed it the same way I might enjoy a Wendy's cheeseburger. It is generic, standard and I know exactly what to expect. Let me try summarize it for you guys, avoid this section if you...

    All the blurb is saying is it's Snow White meets Pinocchio. To which I say, "Shut up and take my money." ...

    3.5 stars I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The main reason that I requested the book was because of the attractive cover. But, I didn?t enjoy it as I have expected it to be. The story is being told by the two main characters point o...

    DNF at 30% I wasn't expecting this from me . My first dnf book . Which has received rave reviews from many of my fellow reviewers . But this is not my cup of tea . It is just sooooo boooooring . What is a charm and a curse after all . Aren't they just like pros and cons ? ...

    I always love it when a book has a circus setting - there's such a specific atmosphere around it, that hint of whimsy that leaves you filled with a sense of amazement and wonder. The circus in By A Charm and a Curse has real magic, the kind that comes with (you guessed it) a charm and ...

    This book had potential! With an interesting backdrop and an intriguing curse, there was a lot that could have been done with By a Charm and a Curse. But things moved waaaaay too fast. It didn't feel fast paced and full of high stakes; it felt rushed, and that's partly the reason t...

    I received this YA Fantasy for free from Entangled Teen for an honest review. I have hit another jack pot with Entangled Teen books. I recently saw this book on a YA upcoming releases list and thought it sounded very much like The Night Circus, which is one of my favorite books. I i...

    This book surprised me. I didn't think that I would like it as much as I did. There were many elements to it, romance, magic, family dynamics, friendship, carnival to name a few. Now that I have let it soak in I find that days later I am still thinking about the story. I still keep th...

    ?Things that are linked cannot be unbound. Things set in motion cannot be stopped?? I have some mixed feeling about this - I loved the humor that the story started out with, and the carnival setting, but the humor almost immediately disappeared and the characters fell flat. ...

    Nope. Sorry. No! The story is about Emmaline (Emma, Em) who catches a curse and has to get it out to get her life back. Emma's life is SO DEPRESSING... her mom left her with her dad because she went to another county and now Emma has 'no home' she feels that she doesn't fit anywhere....

  • Sabrina
    Sep 10, 2016

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

    Initial reaction (4 March 2018) I don't knowwwwwww Actual Review (5 March 2018) 2.5-ish? Here?s the deal: This isn?t a bad book. It has a cool premise and kind of a unique setting. Unfortunately, I was rather underwhelmed by the execution of it all. There was nothi...

    First, I thought the plot was pretty original and cool! Emma and Benjamin were both good characters, and I did like their relationship. I don?t mind when attraction comes fast either because that?s true to real life. My main problem is when the word love gets thrown around too fast...

    Rating 2-2.5? This book is somewhat hard to rate for me. Did I enjoy it? Sure, I guess. But I enjoyed it the same way I might enjoy a Wendy's cheeseburger. It is generic, standard and I know exactly what to expect. Let me try summarize it for you guys, avoid this section if you...

    All the blurb is saying is it's Snow White meets Pinocchio. To which I say, "Shut up and take my money." ...

    3.5 stars I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The main reason that I requested the book was because of the attractive cover. But, I didn?t enjoy it as I have expected it to be. The story is being told by the two main characters point o...

    DNF at 30% I wasn't expecting this from me . My first dnf book . Which has received rave reviews from many of my fellow reviewers . But this is not my cup of tea . It is just sooooo boooooring . What is a charm and a curse after all . Aren't they just like pros and cons ? ...

    I always love it when a book has a circus setting - there's such a specific atmosphere around it, that hint of whimsy that leaves you filled with a sense of amazement and wonder. The circus in By A Charm and a Curse has real magic, the kind that comes with (you guessed it) a charm and ...

    This book had potential! With an interesting backdrop and an intriguing curse, there was a lot that could have been done with By a Charm and a Curse. But things moved waaaaay too fast. It didn't feel fast paced and full of high stakes; it felt rushed, and that's partly the reason t...

    I received this YA Fantasy for free from Entangled Teen for an honest review. I have hit another jack pot with Entangled Teen books. I recently saw this book on a YA upcoming releases list and thought it sounded very much like The Night Circus, which is one of my favorite books. I i...

    This book surprised me. I didn't think that I would like it as much as I did. There were many elements to it, romance, magic, family dynamics, friendship, carnival to name a few. Now that I have let it soak in I find that days later I am still thinking about the story. I still keep th...

    ?Things that are linked cannot be unbound. Things set in motion cannot be stopped?? I have some mixed feeling about this - I loved the humor that the story started out with, and the carnival setting, but the humor almost immediately disappeared and the characters fell flat. ...

    Nope. Sorry. No! The story is about Emmaline (Emma, Em) who catches a curse and has to get it out to get her life back. Emma's life is SO DEPRESSING... her mom left her with her dad because she went to another county and now Emma has 'no home' she feels that she doesn't fit anywhere....

    I was so excited for this book. I think that needs to be said immediately, because my expectations were quiiiite high. I think that's always a dangerous thing for any book, but I have a particular love of circus/carnival books that will not listen to rhyme nor reason. It's also very ve...

    By A Charm and A Curse is magical. Jaime Questell takes you right inside the confines of the travelling carnival with an ensemble cast of carnies, the sights, sounds, smells, and day-to-day life as part of the carnival that is held together by the titular charm and curse. With alte...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars! Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: Dreamy Addictions By A Charm and A Curse was an entertaining read! I have set low expectations before jumping into it because I?ve heard a lot of mixed reviews about it, but honestly I didn?t find it that terrible in...

    Come one, come all! Ok, so Carnival's creep me out. They don't seem safe and there's clowns running around everywhere and no...I just can't deal with that. But I find that I do enjoy stories with a carnival setting. This one was no different. While I had minor issues with the bo...

    3 stars!!! I'm usually a huge fan of circus novels but unfortunately, this one just didn't do it for me. I guess I was expecting a whole lot of fantasy with exceptional worldbuilding but I just didn't get any of those things. Let me elaborate further. Firstly, the book doesn't ha...

    Down you go little Emma into the rabbit hole. Que Cheshire Cat grin. Roll up, roll up, come and visit the Le Grand's carnival. Daredevil stunts, performing dog, Ferris wheel, fortune tellers and all the cotton candy you can eat. The carnival is full of mystery and magical experie...

    By a Charm and a Curse was an entertaining and unique book! This was a quick read that definitely can be done in one sitting! The beginning of By a Charm and a Curse was a bit chaotic and too fast paced for me. I actually had a hard time keeping up with everything that was happening...

    This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction Who doesn?t love a book about a magical circus? A circus with both a charm and a curse? Sign me up! What Fed My Addiction: The circus atmosphere. I don?t know what it is about a traveling circ...

    Hi all! I'm the author of this book and I'm going to use this space to keep you up-to-date on all things CHARM! CHARM is out in less than a month and I am crazy excited. To thank everyone who has preordered a copy, I have a preorder campaign going on now! Email proof of your preorde...

    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... This book was very unique and unexpected. The idea is totally original. However, there are some parts of the book that are thrown around and it becomes too fast. I really wanted a build up. By a Charm and a...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Feb 13, 2018

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

  • Sepani
    Jan 24, 2018

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

    Initial reaction (4 March 2018) I don't knowwwwwww Actual Review (5 March 2018) 2.5-ish? Here?s the deal: This isn?t a bad book. It has a cool premise and kind of a unique setting. Unfortunately, I was rather underwhelmed by the execution of it all. There was nothi...

    First, I thought the plot was pretty original and cool! Emma and Benjamin were both good characters, and I did like their relationship. I don?t mind when attraction comes fast either because that?s true to real life. My main problem is when the word love gets thrown around too fast...

    Rating 2-2.5? This book is somewhat hard to rate for me. Did I enjoy it? Sure, I guess. But I enjoyed it the same way I might enjoy a Wendy's cheeseburger. It is generic, standard and I know exactly what to expect. Let me try summarize it for you guys, avoid this section if you...

    All the blurb is saying is it's Snow White meets Pinocchio. To which I say, "Shut up and take my money." ...

    3.5 stars I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The main reason that I requested the book was because of the attractive cover. But, I didn?t enjoy it as I have expected it to be. The story is being told by the two main characters point o...

  • Jaime Questell
    Jan 09, 2018

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

    Initial reaction (4 March 2018) I don't knowwwwwww Actual Review (5 March 2018) 2.5-ish? Here?s the deal: This isn?t a bad book. It has a cool premise and kind of a unique setting. Unfortunately, I was rather underwhelmed by the execution of it all. There was nothi...

    First, I thought the plot was pretty original and cool! Emma and Benjamin were both good characters, and I did like their relationship. I don?t mind when attraction comes fast either because that?s true to real life. My main problem is when the word love gets thrown around too fast...

    Rating 2-2.5? This book is somewhat hard to rate for me. Did I enjoy it? Sure, I guess. But I enjoyed it the same way I might enjoy a Wendy's cheeseburger. It is generic, standard and I know exactly what to expect. Let me try summarize it for you guys, avoid this section if you...

    All the blurb is saying is it's Snow White meets Pinocchio. To which I say, "Shut up and take my money." ...

    3.5 stars I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The main reason that I requested the book was because of the attractive cover. But, I didn?t enjoy it as I have expected it to be. The story is being told by the two main characters point o...

    DNF at 30% I wasn't expecting this from me . My first dnf book . Which has received rave reviews from many of my fellow reviewers . But this is not my cup of tea . It is just sooooo boooooring . What is a charm and a curse after all . Aren't they just like pros and cons ? ...

    I always love it when a book has a circus setting - there's such a specific atmosphere around it, that hint of whimsy that leaves you filled with a sense of amazement and wonder. The circus in By A Charm and a Curse has real magic, the kind that comes with (you guessed it) a charm and ...

    This book had potential! With an interesting backdrop and an intriguing curse, there was a lot that could have been done with By a Charm and a Curse. But things moved waaaaay too fast. It didn't feel fast paced and full of high stakes; it felt rushed, and that's partly the reason t...

    I received this YA Fantasy for free from Entangled Teen for an honest review. I have hit another jack pot with Entangled Teen books. I recently saw this book on a YA upcoming releases list and thought it sounded very much like The Night Circus, which is one of my favorite books. I i...

    This book surprised me. I didn't think that I would like it as much as I did. There were many elements to it, romance, magic, family dynamics, friendship, carnival to name a few. Now that I have let it soak in I find that days later I am still thinking about the story. I still keep th...

    ?Things that are linked cannot be unbound. Things set in motion cannot be stopped?? I have some mixed feeling about this - I loved the humor that the story started out with, and the carnival setting, but the humor almost immediately disappeared and the characters fell flat. ...

    Nope. Sorry. No! The story is about Emmaline (Emma, Em) who catches a curse and has to get it out to get her life back. Emma's life is SO DEPRESSING... her mom left her with her dad because she went to another county and now Emma has 'no home' she feels that she doesn't fit anywhere....

    I was so excited for this book. I think that needs to be said immediately, because my expectations were quiiiite high. I think that's always a dangerous thing for any book, but I have a particular love of circus/carnival books that will not listen to rhyme nor reason. It's also very ve...

    By A Charm and A Curse is magical. Jaime Questell takes you right inside the confines of the travelling carnival with an ensemble cast of carnies, the sights, sounds, smells, and day-to-day life as part of the carnival that is held together by the titular charm and curse. With alte...

    Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars! Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: Dreamy Addictions By A Charm and A Curse was an entertaining read! I have set low expectations before jumping into it because I?ve heard a lot of mixed reviews about it, but honestly I didn?t find it that terrible in...

    Come one, come all! Ok, so Carnival's creep me out. They don't seem safe and there's clowns running around everywhere and no...I just can't deal with that. But I find that I do enjoy stories with a carnival setting. This one was no different. While I had minor issues with the bo...

    3 stars!!! I'm usually a huge fan of circus novels but unfortunately, this one just didn't do it for me. I guess I was expecting a whole lot of fantasy with exceptional worldbuilding but I just didn't get any of those things. Let me elaborate further. Firstly, the book doesn't ha...

    Down you go little Emma into the rabbit hole. Que Cheshire Cat grin. Roll up, roll up, come and visit the Le Grand's carnival. Daredevil stunts, performing dog, Ferris wheel, fortune tellers and all the cotton candy you can eat. The carnival is full of mystery and magical experie...

    By a Charm and a Curse was an entertaining and unique book! This was a quick read that definitely can be done in one sitting! The beginning of By a Charm and a Curse was a bit chaotic and too fast paced for me. I actually had a hard time keeping up with everything that was happening...

    This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction Who doesn?t love a book about a magical circus? A circus with both a charm and a curse? Sign me up! What Fed My Addiction: The circus atmosphere. I don?t know what it is about a traveling circ...

    Hi all! I'm the author of this book and I'm going to use this space to keep you up-to-date on all things CHARM! CHARM is out in less than a month and I am crazy excited. To thank everyone who has preordered a copy, I have a preorder campaign going on now! Email proof of your preorde...

  • Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    Nov 29, 2017

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

  • Yusra ✨
    Apr 14, 2018

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

  • Rusty Grey
    Feb 18, 2018

    I totally love magical circus settings so this just scored AAAAALL the points for me right there! Plus this centres around a kiss and a curse and magic. Oh yes please and thank you. I also have no idea why I like circus books so much considering (a) I've never been to one, and (b) ...

    Sorry, but if you don't like stories about carnivals or the traveling circus, we can't be friends. Just kidding, but I do have an affinity for all things weird, strange, and entertaining. In 2016/2017 I highly enjoyed bothCaravalandDaughter Of The Burning City, and this book felt...

    To the casual observer Le Grand?s Carnival Fantastic seems just like any other traveling circus with it's flashing lights, death defying shows and plenty of rides and games to entertain all who visit. But this traveling circus has existed for centuries benefiting from a curse upon on...

    By a Charm and a Curse ? Review & Blog Tour About: By a Charm and a Curse is a young adult fantasy written by Jaime Questell. It was recently published on 2/6/18 by Entangled Teen, an imprint of Entangled Publishing and distributed by Macmillan, hardcover, 291 pages. The genr...

    Story ???? So, i really had different expectations from this book. I thought it was something like Caraval or the Night Circus (even though i haven?t read the last one yet). It had less magic in it, so it wasn?t a book full of magic. Just a bit to sparkle things up. In t...

    2.5-ish stars ? This book has me extremely conflicted. I?ll give you a wrap up of the pros & cons. + Pros + -carnival setting, world building -writing style (very descriptive and realistic) -ALL THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS. so much love for all of them - Cons...

    Confused by all of the low ratings. Y'all over here complaining about "love" being thrown around so quickly, when in fact that word was not thrown around until the 75% ish mark... like TWO MONTHS into the story. Fam. Two months is definitely enough time to fall for someone. Or did y'al...

    Initial reaction (4 March 2018) I don't knowwwwwww Actual Review (5 March 2018) 2.5-ish? Here?s the deal: This isn?t a bad book. It has a cool premise and kind of a unique setting. Unfortunately, I was rather underwhelmed by the execution of it all. There was nothi...

    First, I thought the plot was pretty original and cool! Emma and Benjamin were both good characters, and I did like their relationship. I don?t mind when attraction comes fast either because that?s true to real life. My main problem is when the word love gets thrown around too fast...

    Rating 2-2.5? This book is somewhat hard to rate for me. Did I enjoy it? Sure, I guess. But I enjoyed it the same way I might enjoy a Wendy's cheeseburger. It is generic, standard and I know exactly what to expect. Let me try summarize it for you guys, avoid this section if you...

    All the blurb is saying is it's Snow White meets Pinocchio. To which I say, "Shut up and take my money." ...

    3.5 stars I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The main reason that I requested the book was because of the attractive cover. But, I didn?t enjoy it as I have expected it to be. The story is being told by the two main characters point o...

    DNF at 30% I wasn't expecting this from me . My first dnf book . Which has received rave reviews from many of my fellow reviewers . But this is not my cup of tea . It is just sooooo boooooring . What is a charm and a curse after all . Aren't they just like pros and cons ? ...