The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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 RĂªves, 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. ~goodreads

Wow. I have to admit I wasn't so sure how I was going to feel about this book. The enticing cover and rave reviews had me curious enough to pick it up at the store when I saw The Night Circus. I have to admit that I am very glad.

There is something magical about the writing style of Erin Morgenstern that I encountered in this book. I felt like the words had their own magical dance as much as the circus they were describing. I felt mystified by them. It was such a pleasure to read. The plot itself might seem like it moves along slowly but I don't really feel like that is the case. I think it's all in the way you read it. If you are look for that simple love story where two characters meet and make lovey dovey eyes at eachother, then ya the plot is slow. I think this book is so much more complex then that however. I was a little confused by the years at the beginning of the chapter, it did bounce around quite a bit. I really didn't feel like it made a difference as far as reading it though.

The love story in this was so unique in the fact that a large sum of it takes place without the characters even meeting eachother. Due to that fact you really feel their angst and their devotion to eachother. So when they finally meet you can feel the explosion of chemistry between them.

The circus itself was amazing. I'm reading to run out into a field and see if the circus has come to my town. The descriptions and the ideas for the acts were terrific with rich details. I am definitely a Night Circus reveurs and will be wearing my red scraf.
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I love books, tea/coffee(by the gallon) and sour candy. I wear my nerd badge with pride and have two children ages 5 and 3 that keep me on my toes.
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