Sunday, July 31, 2011

On My Nightstand: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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 RĂªves, 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.


This book looks like it will be a great read. Many thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy to review it.


  1. This book sounds awesome! I want to read it for sure. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. :)

  2. I had no idea what this book was about, but it sounds great.

    BTW, I took the quiz. I was an "Elizabeth" too. =)

  3. OMG! this looks really wonderfully spooky! I LOVE IT! I'll put that on my least those things intrigues me the most things that weren't there then suddenly pops out of nowhere spine chilling grr..

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    Take care! ^_^

  4. I cannot wait for this book!! I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU ARE THAT LUCKY TO GET AN EARLY COPY TO REVIEW!! (ok... I'm done freaking out!) I can't wait to hear you thoughts. Newbie! :0)