The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. The black sign, painted in white letters that hangs upon the gates, reads:
Opens at Nightfall
Closes at Dawn
As the sun disappears beyond the horizon, all over the tents small lights begin to flicker, as though the entirety of the circus is covered in particularly bright fireflies. When the tents are all aglow, sparkling against the night sky, the sign appears.
Le Cirque des Rêves
The Circus of Dreams.
Now the circus is open.
Now you may enter.
"The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it...
It is simply there, when yesterday it was not."
A great collection of characters fill these pages, our main protagonists, Celia and Marco, an eccentric circus owner, a mystical fortune teller. But the true star of this book is the circus. Rich with beautiful descriptions Morgenstern pulls you in, wraps you up and doesn't let you go until the spell is cast. The Night Circus enchanted me in a way few books have before, I didn't just read this book, I fell into it, the more I consumed of it the
more I was consumed by it. A tale of magic and mystery, love and deception, light and dark in equal measure, this was like a dream I didn't want to wake from. - Jess, QBD West Lakes
The Night Circus
This is one of those rare books that are so filled with life and light and magic that you can't help but feel a little bit happier while reading it. In it's simplest form, it is the story of two magicians pitted against each other from childhood in a nameless challenge. However, this book is so much greater than that, as it celebrates love, friendship, magic, dreams, and imagination. Reviewed by 52mm