Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Book 3: The Night Circus

Author: Erin Morgenstern

Barnes and Noble Synopsis: 
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.

My Review: So in the beginning I was so ready to give up on this book it wasn't funny. I just could not get into it. I even called friends who had read it and asked them what they were thinking liking it. But then, oh yes I got into it. Probably after 80 pages or so I got hooked and could not put it down. Usually I am not into that whole magical theme (other than Harry Potter of course) but I LOVED it! I can totally see myself reading this book again and again. The only reason it gets the grade it does is because the beginning is boring and a little confusing. 

My Grade: A-

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