Friday, May 24, 2013

Book Club Friday-- The Night Circus.

GoodReads Synopsis:  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, 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. 

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

My Thoughts: I finished this book on Sunday, and I still don't know exactly how I felt about it.  It was beautifully written, the story was incredible and imaginative, and the characters were so colorful and interesting.  But somehow, I just didn't LOVE it.  It was good, and it's definitely worth reading.  But the story got a overly complicated at the end and lost me a little.  There was a LOT of mystery surrounding the story, which I usually love, but it was a bit much here to the point where I'm not 100% sure what even happened.  

All in all, I'd recommend it.  If nothing else, then you can read it and help me figure it out!  :)


  1. This book has been on my to-read list for a while now. I am interested to read it and see what you mean.

  2. i wasn't a fan of this book,way too long and too complicated towards the end,especially when it was annoying trying to keep track of the years and how old everyone was....sure it was a unique story but it never really captured me,i thought something exciting would happen eventually but it didn't...oh well!

    happy friday!

  3. i felt the EXACT same way!

  4. Another book clubber wrote about this one too - everyone has read it, I guess I need to :P It's been on my list for so long.