Monday, September 5, 2011

[ARC Review + Giveaway] - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Title: The Night Circus
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction
Release Date: September 13, 2011

I received this book for review from Random House.

Summary:  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.

Thoughts: Set during the turn of the 19th century. Tells the story of Le Cirque de Reves & the competition that is going on between magicians Celia & Marco.  They have been bound and groomed by their instructors to compete in "the game" against each other.

I loved every bit of this story. A wondrous tale. The Night Circus will enchant you with it's richly dark world of mystery and magic.  The intricacy of this story was amazing. From page one I was sucked into Celia & Marco's world. While their instructors probably wished they were great enemies, Celia and Marco felt nothing but respect and love for one other.  I was shocked and excited how much I enjoyed this story. It's definitely one of my favorite books I've read this year. Erin Morgenstern's debut novel is a must read.

Score: 5 Stars

Author Website: http://erinmorgenstern.com/

GIVEAWAY:
Thanks to Random House I have an extra ARC copy of The Night Circus to giveaway. To enter leave a comment along with your email address. Open to U.S. & Canada. The winner will be announced on September 10th. Good Luck!

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38 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great giveaway! I really want to read this one!

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  3. Thanks for the great giveaway! [: ...any extra points for having the same first name as the author? ;]

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  6. I have been hearing good things about this book and would love to read it. Thank you for the lovely review and giveaway opportunity, I certainly want to read it even more now :)

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  7. Every review I have seen for this book is a 5/5 rating so far. Can't wait to read this one and thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. Great review! I enjoy tales where characters are pitted against each other-especially if there are complications like falling in love. This sounds like a must read. Thanks for the fab giveaway!

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  28. Thanks so much for the reveiw! The secodn I saw this cover i as intrigued and now I just want to read it more and more .. it's an intense longing :) Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  30. I've heard nothing but praise for this. I hope it lives up to all the hype!
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  31. Thanks for the review. This is one I can't wait to read.

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  32. Sounds like a great read, and I'm very interested. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  33. I've been wanting to read this ever since I first heard about it! I'd really love to get it. After all, I only wish I could join the circus!

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  37. This book looks fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to enter!

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