Published by Doubleday on September 13, 2011
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.
Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.
I’m back again with yet another book review. Did you see the real post from the other day?!? Yes, I know that it was only a what I’ve been loving and doing lately but it gives you a better idea of what has been happening lately. More real posts coming soon, I swear. I’m feeling more inspired lately.
This book review is going to be for The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern in case you can’t tell. This book has been on my TBR and my nook basically since it came out SEVERAL years ago. I know that is kind of bad and I feel awful about all the books that I have owned since they came out and still haven’t read yet. I’m getting better at this year, but it is still a struggle!
This book is told is technically told from four perspectives: Isobel, Marco, Bailey and the circus. You don’t find out until the end of the book who is actually telling the story of the circus and the book until the very end, which for the purposes of this review I’l leave a mystery since it gives a bit away.
I loved the fanciful world that was created in the circus and the beautiful imagery that you couldn’t help but fall in love with. I loved the story being told from several different perspectives and how it all meshed together in the end. I would love to see a sequel to this book to see what happened to the Night Circus in the years to follow. As I have probably mentioned before in a post, though I love the circus I only travel there through the screen or through the page so I can’t wait to travel to a new world of the circus soon. ( Caraval , another circus book is coming later this year 😉 )
Let me know if you have read this book and what you thought. I also added a Currently Reading section in my sidebar instead of the usual books I’ve read. If you have any recommendations for books I should read this year, let me know 🙂 I’ll see you soon with another post.