Gorgeously creepy and original carnival descriptive writing in the vein of The Night Circus.
This is the book for everyone who read Caraval and pleaded for more world building. I didn't connect as much as I wanted to with the cast and plot until the final third of the book, but the twists were great and unexpected. Contemporary representation of diverse races, abilities and sexual expressions complicated by the way most of the cast is somehow the same as/born from the MC . . . ? Anyways, as far as age rating, there is violence, I don't remember much swearing, references to prostitution and some kissing, but nothing explicit so it should be fine for younger teens.
Lush, creative and eerily imaginative storytelling. I didn't connect with it as well as I wanted to, but I could see there being hordes of rabid fans; do yourself a favour and check it out!