“King of the Mutants” by Samantha Verant

I took a mini break from YA this weekend to read the middle grade novel King of the Mutants by Samantha Verant. It's about Maverick Mercury, an alligator-like boy trapped in a wretched life as a sideshow circus act. He's got gashing teeth, glowing red eyes and oh yeah, a tail.  Maverick's only friend is his three legged …

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