Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Night Circus

Wow...what can I honestly say, but wow!   The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is absolutely spellbinding.  Talk about creating a whole new world...Morgenstern created a whole new universe and makes it dance and sparkle!  I absolutely adore this novel and the characters created within the pages.  What a richly woven story that plays out so vividly in my mind.  The scenes are so wonderfully and masterfully painted within the words of these pages that my imagination goes into overdrive.  This is one book that I will never forget.

Summary Courtesy of Goodreads:
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.
If twists of fate, epic challenges, strategic maneuvering, enduring love, and magic intrigue you then this is the book for you!  Be prepared enter into a world that will capture you and have you holding onto the edge of your seat until the very end!  Morgenstern is enchanting and The Night Circus is pure magic that will be enjoyed on those rainy nights, a low key weekend or even in your summer beach bag!

As a side note, in honor of Audiobook month, let me also highly recommend the audio version of The Night Circus!  One of my all-time favorite Jim Dale, narrates this masterpiece and brings a new life to the story with his excellent narration, pace and characters.  An audiobook to enjoy over and over again!

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