Saturday, September 3, 2011

Pre-pub Book Buzz: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Hi, everyone! Hope your weekend has gotten off to a great start. Just over a week until one of the fall's most anticipated books hits shelves (9/13) and it's one that I'm personally dying to get my hands on!

Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus has been getting rave early reviews and I think everything about it sounds fabulous!

Here's the synopsis from the publisher's page:

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 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.

See? Sounds fantastic! If you've had a crack at an early copy (lucky dogs!), you'll have to let me know what you think.

Have a great weekend, all!


As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

LOVED this book! My review was full of superlatives, I'm afraid. i hope that you like it, too, when you get the chance to read it! (

Becky LeJeune said...

I am so jealous! Glad to know that it's getting the bookseller nod, though!

Portugal said...

This is one book a reader should buy a ticket too. The main characters, Celia and Marco, have been girded for battle for a very long time. However, when they are finally put in the arena, they find that they do not know what they are fighting for or what they want the outcome to be. Instead, they choose to construct elaborate tents...they end up impressing each other and are unconcerned about the judges. Their romance builds slowly, but steadily in the novel.