The Night Circus (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 13, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages
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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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A magical tale, a love story and so much more. - LibraryThing
It was open ended and I hate open ended endings. - LibraryThing
The writing was impeccable. - LibraryThing
The premise seems fairly straighforward. - LibraryThing
The plot was unexceptional. - LibraryThing
I was also a bit dissapointed about the ending. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - kell1732 - LibraryThing

When people ask if I liked this book, the only response I can give them is a shrug of the shoulders and an "eh". Granted this is better than a glare at the mention of the name followed by an ... Read full review

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User Review  - JosP - LibraryThing

I love this story. The writing was impeccable. It made me feel like I was truly at the circus inside one of the tents. The book was a little confusing at times because you go back and forth between ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

ERIN MORGENSTERN is a writer and multimedia artist who describes all her work as being “fairy tales in one way or another.” She lives in Massachusetts.

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