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 Rêves, 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 was the first book I read of that big shipment I got after Christmas. I actually read it on New Year’s Eve while everyone else played games and such. That’s usually how parties with me go. Back to the book, I liked it more than I originally believed I would. Everyone I’d asked said this was a great book. What inspired me most, though, was that one of the people I follow on Pinterest had an entire board just for this book. That is when I knew that I had to have this book. I do have to tell that I had to read it twice before I got some of the concepts but that is because I read incredibly fast when I get excited. Once I took my time and read all of the important things, I will say that I was not disappointed. This book is so incredibly complex and different that I believe it deserves some kind of major award. The characters were all so genuine that I felt as if I’d known them my entire life, like I had grown up traveling with this circus. I can’t even think of words to describe how amazing it is. It will just strike you with awe of magic, love, and a need for belonging. I have extremely high hopes for Erin Morgenstern in the future, no matter what she writes!!