Friday, January 27, 2012

Night Circus

Title: Night Circus
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Pages: 400
Profanity: PG-13 (1 "F" word)
Mature Content: PG
Level: High School
Recommendation: Optional

Summary: The circus arrives without warning. No nnouncements 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, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. 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, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Review: I enjoyed this book. Not typically a fan of magic, the magic used in this book enthralled me. The love story between the pages kept me enticed. I just wish the one "F" word had been omitted . . no need to use that word when many other words would do. I enjoyed envisioning the "magic" that was created for this novel.

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