The Chaos Circus by Renee Dugan - SPFBO 2020 Book Review 10, Jul

Tessa LaRoche doesn’t remember much from before her stay at a mental asylum, but she does know that she wants nothing more than to be normal. Unfortunately, it seems the world has other plans. In an unlikely turn of events, she finds herself chasing a murder suspect, Nicolai, into the Mirror Lands. Here they enter the citywide Chaos Circus where the Deathless feed off the ignorance of human tourists. In order to retrieve her most precious possession, she must attempt to beat the Deathless at their own games through winning five trials with Nicolai as her guide. Along the way, she uncovers her surprising past which helps her realize that being ordinary isn’t all it’s made out to be.