The Twilight Circus (Wolven Series #2)

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Werewolves, vampires, furry little monsters: It's a three-ring circus of spooky!

After dodging mutant werewolves and mad scientists all summer, Nat and Woody have joined the Twilight Circus of Illusion, hoping it might bring them closer to Nat's fugitive dad or, just maybe, any surviving members of Woody's long-lost Wolven clan. But instead they end up in a stinking pile of peril! A pair of strange secret agents is sniffing out their every step, while underneath the big top the...

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Overview


Werewolves, vampires, furry little monsters: It's a three-ring circus of spooky!

After dodging mutant werewolves and mad scientists all summer, Nat and Woody have joined the Twilight Circus of Illusion, hoping it might bring them closer to Nat's fugitive dad or, just maybe, any surviving members of Woody's long-lost Wolven clan. But instead they end up in a stinking pile of peril! A pair of strange secret agents is sniffing out their every step, while underneath the big top the boys meet a brand-new batty batch of evil: a black widow vampire and her horrifying hive! Will they escape her sticky web so that they can search for the noble Wolven? And now that Nat has Wolven blood, too, how -- when?! -- is HE about to change?

The second book in Di Toft's fast-paced, funny series about a boy and his pet werewolf!

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for WOLVEN:

* "Briskly folds magic and slapstick into a madcap scramble." -- Kirkus, starred review

Children's Literature - Julia Beiker
In the first book called Wolven, our hero, Nat, gets his throat cut and almost dies, but he receives wolven blood that saves his life because it has supernatural powers. Now Nat discovers subtle changes like he can see perfectly without his glasses and even in the dark. His abilities increase, and he can use telepathic skills to talk to his friend Woody. If that is not enough of the strange, next meet his family and their special circus which has acts that may or may not be illusions. For example, the high wire act flutters their tiny wings instead of relying on wires to keep from falling. Unfortunately for Nat and Woody, they acquire a strong enemy and must find a way to save the neighboring townsfolk and the circus people. This action packed story keeps readers on their toes as each chapter takes a new twist or turn to reach the climax. Each character rings true and can easily be recognized by their mannerism and language. I do find werewolf and vampire books overdone, but Toft pens a new and exciting world where reality meets fantasy. This book is part of the "Wolven Trilogy." Reviewer: Julia Beiker
School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—Still on the run from the harrowing events that took place in Wolven (Scholastic, 2010), Nat, 12, and Woody decide to lay low under the protection of The Twilight Circus. Run by Nat's grandfather, it provides the perfect cover while its "uniquely talented" members make the boys feel at home. Their ultimate destination is the remote region of Salinas, France. It is here they hope to discover information about Nat's missing Dad and reunite with any remaining members of Woody's wolven clan. What greets them in Salinas is more than they bargained for. An ancient evil has been reawakened and is wreaking havoc on the town. It seems that Lucius Cane may not be dead after all. On top of that, Nat has been experiencing werewolf-type symptoms directly related to the recent blood transfusion he received from Woody. The Twilight Circus continues the suspense and action that began in Wolven but weaves a plot that is more intense, intriguing, and satisfying, and the characters have more depth to them.—Donna Rosenblum, Floral Park Memorial High School, NY
Kirkus Reviews
An old foe sets a deadly trap for two young werewolves in a sequel framed by family reunions and positively festooned with hideous vampires. Magical creatures are rising up all over Europe. Recently bitten teen Nat and his shapechanging BF Woody have joined Nat's father and a traveling circus of fauns, furies and other cryptids ("All the incredible things you are about to see are REAL!" the Ringmaster disingenuously informs excited audiences) in France. Almost immediately, they are attacked by flights of fantastically ugly bloodsuckers under the command of a malign and crafty vampire revived by the previous episode's über-villain Lucas Scale. Fortunately the lads/cubs have on their side not only Alexandra Fish, hypercompetent young vampire slayer and British secret agent, but Woody's Wolven relatives--a reclusive clan of particularly powerful white werewolves. Along with vampires that explode in gross showers of gooey ichor when staked, Toft tucks in the odd colorful turn of phrase ("…feeling about as nervous as a small nun at a penguin shoot") and fart joke to lighten the load. She leaves her doggy buddies at the end alive and resolved to join Fish in putting paid to Scale's demonic schemes. Definitely a continuation rather than a freestanding episode, but the author keeps her ongoing plot galloping along and adds an assortment of marvelous new creatures to the cast. (Fantasy.10-13)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545294928
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Series: Wolven Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 769,898
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 950L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author


DI TOFT lives in Portishead, England, with her husband, their children, and their dog, Dave, who is so ginormous that he can be located by Google Maps. Her debut novel, WOLVEN, is the first book in a planned trilogy about Nat and Woody's hairy adventures!
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    D Wolven

    A perfect blend of action laughs myth and AWSOMENESS


    By juan rodrigez

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2011

    Book is AMAZING!¿

    love it like my pet fish;p

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2011

    AWESOME!!!!!!!

    The first one was AMAZING..... cant wait to read second one!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    Wtf barnes and noble

    The third book came out over a year ago and still isnt on the nook store

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    what?

    i love the book but the third book is on amazon but i cant buy it in the shop.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Cali

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    AWSOME

    best series ever! Cant wait for next one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Lovely squeal

    Nat and Woody surely didnt expect to spend their Christmas hunting Vampires! But thats exactly what happens in this book. You learn more about Mr. Lucas Scale, the Wolven and Nat's new found skills. Definite page turner!

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    Posted August 14, 2013

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