The Night Circus

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Doubleday Canada, 2011 - Circus - 400 pages
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In this mesmerizing debut, a competition between two magicians becomes a star-crossed love story.

The circus arrives at night, without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within nocturnal black and white striped tents awaits a unique experience, a feast for the senses, where one can get lost in a maze of clouds, meander through a lush garden made of ice, stand awestruck as a tattooed contortionist folds herself into a small glass box, and gaze in wonderment at an illusionist performing impossible feats of magic.

Welcome to Le Cirque des Rêves. Beyond the smoke and mirrors, however, a fierce competition is underway - a contest between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in "a game," in which each must use their powers of illusion to best the other. Unbeknownst to them, this game is a duel to the death, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will.
 

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User Review  - joyhclark - LibraryThing

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The fantastical elements were amazingly intricate. I was actually left feeling sad that such a circus does not exist! My only complaint, and the reason why I did not ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eliza57 - Target

This incredible book is one that should be turned into a movie so everyone will run out and buy it! We are on our second copy because the first one fell apart from so many re-readings. I won't give away a thing because I want you all to discover the magic, mystery and romance for yourselves. Read full review

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ERIN MORGENSTERN is a writer and a multimedia artist, who describes all her work as "fairy tales in one way or another." She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two very fluffy cats.

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