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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Expertly-crafted, luxuriant prose. - LibraryThing
The plot was sluggish. - LibraryThing
Magical writing mixed with a fantastic, whimsical tale. - LibraryThing
A magical tale, a love story and so much more. - LibraryThing
And the ending was disappointing. - LibraryThing
Magical, beautiful imagery, interesting characters. - LibraryThing

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I'm really divided on how I want to rate this book... I had aspects that I loved about it and others that I didn't like all that much. I loved that it was one of the most descriptively stunning and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Erin Martin - Goodreads

This book was amazing. The plot is original and is written with such great detail that you feel as though you are there within the story. It is a different writing-style that was a bit more complex ... 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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