The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Full description from Bookdepository.com
The circus arrives without warning. It is simply there. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rves, 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 for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. They don't realize that this is a game in which only one can be left standing. 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 hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.
I think this is one of those books that you can't help but pick up, just to satisfy your curiosity. Not only is the cover beautiful, but the idea of a circus mysteriously appearing and opening only at night is intriguing. It's also gotten very positive reviews so far. Claire Messud from the guardian.co.uk wrote that it "
I got excited when I first heard about this book in September, during the Random House roadshow. I'm still eagerly awaiting my free reading copy. Makes me miss working at a bookstore sometimes! Very apt to that my birthday has fallen on Wishlist Wednesday! I'm sure this one will be on my bookshelf soon!
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