The Night Circus
Books | Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Two starcrossed magicians engage in a deadly game of cunning in the spellbinding novel that captured the world's imagination. • "Part love story, part fable ... defies both genres and expectations." —The Boston GlobeThe 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 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.
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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"I liked this a lot. Beautiful imagery. The different tents in the circus were thought provoking. Reading some of the comments here, that the characters weren’t developed and nothing they did mattered... I’ve thought about it a bit, and I think that’s kinda the point. Everything they were was the circus, and the circus was something few of them truly understood or had control over. I see how that parallel would be frustrating for some, but I thought it added meaning to frustration of “the game” "
"I absolutely adore this book. I do wish that the romance was a bit more focused on because I feel like big jumps were made. But, the descriptiveness of everything else makes up for it. I felt like I was taken to a whole new world, the written words painting perfect images in my mind. The way it was written was perfect, I absolutely love it."
"I loved the writing style and it was captivating from the first few pages "
"INCREDIBLE book and easily one of my favourites. I was always into horror so this was the first book i read that wasn’t circulated around that stuff- and oh boy it did not let me down. This book is the reason i branched off from only reading one genre to now loving fantasy and magic. Perfect blend of mystery, magic, romance (i wasn’t a big fan of romance before this book, but the night circus was perfect and i loved every bit of it ) I’m very picky with my books, and this was absolutely amazing. "