Title: The Night Circus
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Genre: Contemporary/Literary Fiction
Source: Review copy from publisher
Le Cirque des Rêves appears without any notice. Black and white tents with unbelievable wonders within. Night after night the patrons return until the circus departs as suddenly as it appeared.
Celia and Marco are bound to a competition neither of them understand. Le Cirque des Rêves is their venue, but too many people have unwittingly become part of it.
Bailey watched the circus from afar as a young boy. When it returns, he meets a young girl who gives him a white glove. Years later, he searches this girl as his future stands before him.
The Night Circus has been called “the next Harry Potter” by too many sources to name. This is entirely misleading. It is neither young adult nor a series, and the only thing the two tales have in common is an element of magic. But it is so, so different. The Night Circus is worthy of praise in its own right, praise does not involve such comparisons.
The Night Circus is enchanting. Celia and Marco’s long story is woven in between Bailey’s, which takes place some 16 years after Le Cirque des Rêves opens. The stories slowly unfold, but there is a sense of desperation as the two storylines begin to converge.
This is not a mere tale of magic. It is a story of love, friendship consequences, and destiny. And the writing is delightful and just as enchanting as the story.
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