Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman is a circus book that has an interesting concept. I haven’t read any of this author’s books yet, but I always hear great things. The life of a circus performer always intrigues me, especially the trapeze artist. I have a feeling that there is going to be quite an emotional element to this one, so it will definitely have to be accompanied by a box of tissues!

Harley in the Sky by by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Harley in the Sky Akemi Dawn BowmanTitle: Harley in the Sky
Author: Akemi Dawn Bowman
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: March 10, 2020

Summary (from Goodreads):

Harley Milano has dreamed of being a trapeze artist for as long as she can remember. With parents who run a famous circus in Las Vegas, she spends almost every night in the big top watching their lead aerialist perform, wishing with all her soul that she could be up there herself one day.

After a huge fight with her parents, who continue to insist she go to school instead, Harley leaves home, betrays her family and joins the rival traveling circus Maison du Mystère. There, she is thrust into a world that is both brutal and beautiful, where she learns the value of hard work, passion and collaboration. But at the same time, Harley must come to terms with the truth of her family and her past—and reckon with the sacrifices she made and the people she hurt in order to follow her dreams.


Book Quotes: Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Stars shine their brightest in the dark. So take this opportunity, and supernova the shit out of it.

Don’t let (a chance) go to waste because the reality of your dreams isn’t as pretty as you’d imagined.

About Akemi Dawn Bowman

Akemi Dawn Bowman

Akemi Dawn Bowman is the author of William C. Morris Award Finalist STARFISH, SUMMER BIRD BLUE, and HARLEY IN THE SKY. Her upcoming sci-fi series, THE INFINITY COURTS, is set to release in 2021, followed by her middle-grade debut, GENERATION MISFITS. A proud Ravenclaw and Star Wars enthusiast, she has a BA in social sciences from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She currently lives in Scotland with her husband and two children. She is represented by Penny Moore of Aevitas Creative Management.

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22 thoughts on “Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman

  1. Debra Branigan says:

    What an unique setting for a coming-of-age story. Thanks for highlighting. I’m a YA fantasy fan myself , but this might be interesting.

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