The Night Circus

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 13, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Two starcrossed magicians engage in a deadly game of cunning in The Night Circus,the spellbinding bestseller that has captured the world's imagination. 

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 both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.

 

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The book is full of wonderful details. The setting, the Circus itself was the best part of the book. The Challenge, the Lovers, all of the parts that made the whole - worked together like clockwork ... Read full review

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User Review  - JamieBH - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book. The imagery is outstanding though at times it seems to overpower character development. Every time I picked up this book I craved an apple cider and I've been severely ... Read full review

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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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