Friday, March 29, 2013

Book Club Friday: The Night Circus

I'm back for another Book Club Friday!  This book had been on my to read list for a while and I am glad I finally got around to it!  I really enjoyed it.

From Goodreads:
In this mesmerizing debut, a competition between two magicians becomes a star-crossed love story.

The circus arrives at night, without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within nocturnal black and white striped tents awaits a unique experience, a feast for the senses, where one can get lost in a maze of clouds, meander through a lush garden made of ice, stand awestruck as a tattooed contortionist folds herself into a small glass box, and gaze in wonderment at an illusionist performing impossible feats of magic.  

Welcome to Le Cirque des Rêves. Beyond the smoke and mirrors, however, a fierce competition is underway--a contest between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in "a game," in which each must use their powers of illusion to best the other. Unbeknownst to them, this game is a duel to the death, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will.

I really enjoyed this book.  I will admit it did take me a little bit to get into - it jumps between time periods and storylines that took some following, but once I got into it, I could not put it down.  The characters which richly described and I felt like I wanted to be their friend.  As I am sure you've realized the story involves a circus.  The circus may have been may favorite part - I really wish said circus actually existed, because I would totally go.

It's hard to truly describe the book without giving away spoilers, so keeping this one short and sweet!

Anyone else read Night Circus?


  1. this is on my pile,i can't wait to get to it!!

  2. I haven't read this book yet. But I did receive it as a gift for the holidays this past year, so hopefully I can pick it up soon!