"The circus arrives without warning.
No announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards, no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not."
The Night Circus
I wish I could tell you how many times I have picked up this book and placed it back on the table or shelf in various bookstores.... my mistake!
Published in 2011, I may be telling you something you already know, Erin Morganstern's The Night Circus is a treat for the senses. I found it a bit slow in the beginning, but soon realized I was completely immersed and pleasantly drowning. It is a fantastical tale of a mysterious circus, and those who are manipulated within it's grounds.
Is it slight of hand... smoke and mirrors... or is it truly magic?
Who is the magician and who is the puppeteer?
This breathtaking fantastical tale has something for everyone.... mystery, manipulation, betrayal, murder and romance. Beautifully written, with well-developed characters.
(There are no clowns in this one.)
"You will be fine", the fortune-teller says.
"There may be decisions to make, and surprises in store. Life takes us to unexpected places sometimes. The future is never set in stone, remember that."
This may be one of my favorite reads this summer!
To compliment you reading enjoyment might I suggest a rich dark red with a sliver
(or two... you're not going to want to put this one down) of nice chocolate.
Would love to hear your thoughts on this one.
Happy Reading my friends!