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Eighteen-year-old Moira Mitchell grew up in the shadows of Vegass stage lights while her fathers career as a magician soared. More than anything, Moira wants to be a magician too, but her father is dead set against her pursuing magic.
When an invitation to join the Cirque American mistakenly falls into Moiras possession, she takes action. Instead of giving the highly coveted invitation to its intended recipient, Raleigh, her fathers handsome and worldly former apprentice, Moira takes off to join the Cirque. If she can perform alongside its world-famous acts, she knows shell be able to convince her dad that magic is her future.
But when Moira arrives, things take on an intensity she cant control as her stage magic suddenly feels likereal magic. To further distract her, Raleigh shows up none too pleased at Moiras presence, all while the Cirques cocky and intriguing knife thrower, Dez, seems to have it out for her. As tensions mount and Moiras abilities come into question, she must decide whats real and whats an illusion. If she doesnt sort it out in time, she may forever remain a girl in the shadows.