Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
All Clara Wintermute, daughter of the wealthy Dr. Wintermute, wanted for her birthday was a happy day and a puppet show by Gaspare Grisini. Grisini looks at this situation and thinks he could make a fortune. Gaspare Grisini has two orphaned assistants who help him with his puppet shows. Later that night, Clara goes missing. No one has any idea who it is. Or do they? Someone is starting to act suspicious.
My rating: 3.5 stars
I thought this was an okay book. Clara had a terrible home life. Her mom didn’t really love her like she had the others. Her siblings died. Lizzie Rose and Parsefall are so sweet while trying to find Clara. I hated Gaspare Grisini from to he beginning. He just seemed a little creepy, and I also wasn’t the biggest fan of Cassandra either.