Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I LOVE BOOKS #2: The Night Circus

Hi book fiends!

Welcome to my weekly update of what I've read, what I'm reading, and what's up next! Apologies in advance, my thoughts are mostly "wow" and "such write" in an attempt to not spoil any of the books I'm posting about.

Finished: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 

From Goodreads: "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."

This book came recommended by a good friend over at Honey Bee Manor! I'd seen various places talking about the book and how much they'd enjoyed it, but it wasn't until the coaxing of a good friend (with great taste in books) that I picked up the book.
    After reading some fast, but awesome, literature over the last few months, The Night Circus was a welcome and exciting change. 

   The words are a magic I can't accurately describe--it is an imaginative feast of mystery and utter beauty presented in such a way that one could visualize every aspect. Vividly*.
    The reader should (MUST) take their time and savor each bit slowly to receive the full impact of this satisfying story about a magical circus.  The characters--and there are many--are each unique and each have their own story and part to play in the circus.
    It's a dark and mystifying tale fit for a reader who wants a somber, beautiful tale set to a glorious backdrop of enchantment.

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Reading List:
Reading: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

*Guys. The food in this book. The sights. I could smell the smells.

1 comment:

  1. My favorite thing about this is that it was the first book I read that was originally a NaNoWriMo book winner. The sights and smells and sounds are just so uniquely November, it's like being in the author's head. Amazing.