“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.”
I finished the epic, fantastic, gorgeous novel The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern again. Excuse my pic, I love this book so much but am sick as a dog, bleh anyway. If you didn’t know the night circus is a one of the kind fantastical book like no other.
I can’t possibly try to tell you about it so here’s the synopsis.
“Within these nocturnal black-and-white striped tents awaits an utterly unique, a feast for the senses, where one can get lost in a maze of clouds, meander through a lush garden made of ice, stare in wonderment as the tattooed contortionist folds herself into a small glass box, and become deliciously tipsy from the scents of caramel and cinnamon that waft through the air.
Welcome to Le Cirque des Rêves.
Beyond the smoke and mirrors, however, a fierce competition is under way–a contest between two young illusionists, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in a “game” to which they have been irrevocably bound by their mercurial masters. Unbeknownst to the players, 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.
As the circus travels around the world, the feats of magic gain fantastical new heights with every stop. The game is well under way and the lives of all those involved–the eccentric circus owner, the elusive contortionist, the mystical fortune-teller, and a pair of red-headed twins born backstage among them–are swept up in a wake of spells and charms.
But when Celia discovers that Marco is her adversary, they begin to think of the game not as a competition but as a wonderful collaboration. With no knowledge of how the game must end, they innocently tumble headfirst into love. A deep, passionate, and magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands. Their masters still pull the strings, however, and this unforeseen occurrence forces them to intervene with dangerous consequences, leaving the lives of everyone from the performers to the patrons hanging in the balance.”
My favorite part of this book is the narrative and desperate love stories. Its beautiful beyond compare and the imagery is illusive and makes you want to attend the circus night after night, I would do anything to visit this circus. This is an exquisite novel beyond compare, it truly makes you part of the story and the end makes me feel so deep and longing, I just.. ahhhh Read if you haven’t before you wont regret it. 5 out of 5 stars of course!!