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815d5sneinl-_sl1500_The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices plastered on lampposts and billboards. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.

Within these nocturnal black-and-white striped tents awaits an utterly unique, a feast for the senses, where one can get lost in a maze of clouds, meander through a lush garden made of ice, stare in wonderment as the tattooed contortionist folds herself into a small glass box, and become deliciously tipsy from the scents of caramel and cinnamon that waft through the air.

Welcome to Le Cirque des Rêves.

Beyond the smoke and mirrors, however, a fierce competition is under way–a contest between two young illusionists, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in a “game” to which they have been irrevocably bound by their mercurial masters. Unbeknownst to the players, 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.

As the circus travels around the world, the feats of magic gain fantastical new heights with every stop. The game is well under way and the lvies of all those involved–the eccentric circus owner, the elusive contortionist, the mystical fortune-teller, and a pair of red-headed twins born backstage among them–are swept up in a wake of spells and charms.

But when Celia discovers that Marco is her adversary, they begin to think of the game not as a competition but as a wonderful collaboration. With no knowledge of how the game must end, they innocently tumble headfirst into love. A deep, passionate, and magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

Their masters still pull the strings, however, and this unforeseen occurrence forces them to intervene with dangerous consequences, leaving the lives of everyone from the performers to the patrons hanging in the balance.

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Comments on: "The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern" (3)

  1. I recently read The Night Circus and I absolutely loved it! It was a bit slow at first but once you got into it it was amazing.It’s set in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s and revolves around many characters. I loved the mystery around it and the different stories that in the end, come together. The circus is a magical place and is captivating to read about all the different tents and acts. I absolutely loved this read and finished it in a few days, it was disappointing to see that this was the only book Erin Morgenstern has written. I rate this book 8 out of ten


  2. I thoroughly enjoyed ‘The Night Circus’. I thought the premise was quite fascinating and the author uses beautiful prose which really captures your attention and makes you feel like you are right in the story. This book has vivid descriptions which help to build the story, which is, although rather slow paced, quite intriguing and unique. I really liked how the use of magic was incorporated, and it was portrayed in a way which wasn’t too far fetched or crazy. The circus itself is a very compelling setting, and is surrounded by mystery and magic. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy magical realism, and those who enjoy beautiful visuals and prose. I left this book feeling quite satisfied and really wanting to visit the circus. I would give this book a rating of 4.25/5!


  3. i really enjoyed the Night Circus because the book can be a mystery so you don’t know whats going to happen next when you turn the page. Also the characters are fun and magical. It give you an escape from the real world when you read it. i give this book a 8/10.


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