The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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Synopsis

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 amazement. 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.

My Thoughts

So after months of debating whether or not to read this book, I finally gave in and read it.  This was such a great book filled with fantasy, magic and love.  If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend that you do so.  It made me feel like I was a child in a fantasy land.  This book transports you to such a fun and exciting place filled with things that you only experience in your dreams.  You can smell the caramel and cotton candy, taste the steaming cups of mulled cider and “fantastic delicious cinnamon things”, see illusionist and acrobats as if they are right in front of you, feel the warmth of the white flame of the fire pit and cold of the ice garden and hear the music and laughter that you’ll experience at the circus.  All of your senses are touched just by reading this book.  I hear there is a movie being made and I can’t wait to see it.

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