06 November 2011

Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Posted by Meghan @ Books and a Cup of Tea at 12:25 PM

  Title: The Night Circus                  Pages: 387
  Author: Erin Morgenstern            Source: Luxury Reading
  Publisher: Doubleday                  Published: Sep 13, 2011
  Series: N/A                                   Purchase: Amazon
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.
The Night Circus was unlike any novel I've ever read. The imagery seemed to take precedence over the plot, but unlike other reviewers, I didn't feel like it overpowered.

To read the rest of my review, please go to Luxury Reading!

Cover thoughts: It's soo pretty! I really wish the pink parts were red, as it fits better, but gosh darnit, I love this cover! It makes me want to re-read this wonderful book and go to the circus!


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