Thursday, December 20, 2012

Review: The Night Circus

Title: The Night Circus
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Publisher: Anchor
Publication Date: July 3, 2012
Reviewer: Annie
Summary: (From Amazon) 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 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.

Review: In an awesome setting of an ever moving and changing circus, two magicians are involved in a lifelong duel that neither of them agreed to. This book was great! And the audio version might’ve made it better. Jim Dale is phenomenal, as always, his voice is just so magical (ha ha). The story is quite interesting as well, I love both the main characters and all they have to go through to discover what is really going on with their lives. I didn’t know what to expect with this book, but I found it to be right up my alley, reality with a touch of fantasy. I would recommend this book to everyone. Even if you don’t like the whole magic thing, this book is so well written it’s worth the read. I don’t really know what else to say, I loved it and I think you will too!

~ Annie

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