Friday, August 27, 2010
CARNIVAL OF ILLUSIONS: CHAMELEON'S COLORS
Title: Chameleon's Colors
Series: Carnival of Illusions
Author: Aubrie Dionne
Publisher: Gypsy Shadow Publishing
E-book: 31 pages
Link to buy: http://www.gypsyshadow.com/Aubrie.html#Chameleon
In a fit of anger at her anonymity, Kaylee drinks an array of potions from her father’s lab. She is changed forever and becomes a side show attraction in a carnival. Although Kaylee is used to hiding, she has found a way to stand out in the crowd, even if she has the abilities of a chameleon. When she is offered a chance to return to her normal life by Madame Fortuna, she considers drinking the one potion that could take everything back. Kaylee stands at the crossroads between normalcy and the extraordinary. Can she find who she truly is before it is too late?
Aubrie Dionne’s Carnival of Illusions: Chameleon’s Colors is a wonderful short story of a young woman who finds out what is really important in life and most of all of who she really is. Dionne’s descriptions are beautiful and pure poetry, especially when she describes Kaylee’s performances. The protagonist, Kaylee, shows us that you might be able to change the colors of your skin, but in the end, you can’t change who you truly are. The only thing I wish more from this story is more of the story. As a reader, I felt like we barely skimmed the surface of this unique world of characters. I look forward to the next story in the Carnival of Illusions series.