The Night Circus
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Oh, sure, this novel about a magical circus and its inhabitants might drag in the middle here and there, but you'll be far too absorbed in this intoxicating story to care. Deep in atmosphere and with a strong sense of nostalgic romance, two pawns of larger forces are made to battle each other, but they fall in love. You'll fall in love, too, and this will be a title you'll be telling your friends about.
It seems obvious that a book about magic should be described as magical, but it really is!
One of the best novels I've ever read. The book reads like a magic trick, jumping around in time, playing with perception, spinning wonderful and mysterious illusions, and posing questions about love, loss, life, death, art, fate, chance, and the divide between artist and audience.
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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.
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Coarse Language: Some swearing involved.
Sexual Content: Brief sexual content.
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"How can I excel at a game when you refuse to tell me the rules?"
“People see what they wish to see. And in most cases, what they are told that they see.” ― Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
“Most maidens are perfectly capable of rescuing themselves in my experience, at least the ones worth something, in any case.” ― Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus