THE OFFICIAL BLURB:
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.
If The Night Circus were a person, I’d be tempted to call it eccentric. There is definitely a whimsical flare of underlying ‘quirky’…. But because it is a novel, I will call it instead, ‘clever’.
It is definitely clever. The magic, the challenge, the venue for the competition, the hidden love story. I feel sorry for the victims who were made collateral along the way but I like that the girl could be a hero for those who needed her.
The Night Circus is not for everyone but it does highlight a different perspective on how and who your actions effect and the consequences of said actions, big or small….
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