Show Stealer by Hayley Barker publishes in paperback today with Scholastic.

Set in the same dystopian world as Show Stopper (Scholastic, 2017) this thrilling sequel treads the tightrope between high stakes adventure and forbidden teenage love.

The formidable Cirque is back and it’s more lethal than ever before.

Ben and Hoshiko have been on the run since they burned down Silvio Sabatini’s sinister circus in the explosive finale of book one.

Ben’s mother, a draconian government minister, is on a quest for revenge and, in an unforgivable act of betrayal, forces Ben out of hiding and into the deadly circus pit itself. He is to become the new star attraction.

Can Hoshi find a way to rescue the boy she loves?

Meanwhile, the public are growing skeptical of the grand re-opening of the the Big Top: in their push for tolerance and renewal, Ben and Hoshi have changed hearts and minds. The young in particular are rising up and challenging the status quo.

Congratulations on the publication of your second book, Hayley!