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
Magical, beautiful imagery, interesting characters. - LibraryThing
The romance badly done with no character development. - LibraryThing
The ending was unexpected, but it was a good ending. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - carebear10712 - LibraryThing

This is one of those books that you love for the pure enjoyment of reading (listening to) it, rather than the actual depth of the characters/plot. I don't usually enjoy novels that don't have depth to ... Read full review

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User Review  - MaureenCean - LibraryThing

On the one had, you have here a magical story of star-crossed lovers, something we are well familiar with. On the other hand, the story is played out against a canvas that for my experience at least ... 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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