Title: The Night Circus
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Status: Available Now in Hardback and Paperback
*full disclosure: Bought from a Bookstore
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
I enjoyed it. It didn’t answer all of my questions but I have to say the reason I ended up liking this was because of the midnight trio Widget, Poppet, Bailey they were adorable. I loved all three of them they were the saviors of this novel, I will read any other book by this author if they are in it. The magic is initially used/described like the type of magic that was used in “The Prestige” and “The Illusionist.” (the movies although they were based off book which I sadly only just found out, and am now desperate to read!)
Celia and Marco were more interesting in the beginning, and I don’t know but their story slowed down a little too long so that when it picked up again… Don’t get me wrong I was still interested after all they are the MAIN characters. Although to be fair the Midnight Trio Poppet, Widge and Bailey are just too amazing they really stole the show. ^__^!!
Except the Magic in the Night Circus is real. Loads of people were disappointed by how magic was used in this novel, but I thought it was used really well. I think this could bridge the gap from general fiction to fantasy fiction and it might give more general fiction readers into a glimpse of how amazing a full blown fantasy book can be if they open up their minds to infinite possibilities. The love story never felt like the main focus so the novel was plot driven I just wanted to add that because I know romances sometimes turn people off from a story. I wish the pacing was faster but other than that no real complaints.
Overall Rating: Solid 5/7 ^___^
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