If you saw it, would you read it? The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern #ReadorNot

On March 21, 2012 by Aimee
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

About the front:
Tell me this doesn’t have a circus feel to it? Then the black = night. This is just so awesome. It looks, to me anyway, like an Origami folded book and I’m dying to find a paper copy to see if it’s 3D or if that’s just how well the cover was designed. The little person in the hand looks all folded and like a circus tent. This makes me want to jump right in and see if the pages are folded. I have to say the artistic value of the cover makes me want it for that, but I’m almost not interested in reading it — just looking at the cover. Is that weird?

Now let’s look at what the back says:

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.

Does it match? Front to Back without the in between?

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.

Oooh, the circus of dreams. Love it. Totally fitting with this cover.

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.

I LOVE magic. Really, really loved the movie The Prestige and at the moment, I’m thinking this is where this story is. Yes! Bring on more!

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.

Isn’t every good fight a battle to the end? Every good game (a la Hunger games) one where only one will survive?

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.

Now THAT, I love. :) I am the romantic, you know.

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.

So will they get together? Will they find a way? Will they have a happily ever after? With 34,000+ reviews on Goodreads, I almost think they won’t! It seems those are the kinds of stories that get people in an uproar over a book. :) But maybe … so I will have to find out.

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

Bah! Come on people! Stop telling us what the book IS and just leave the blurb to do it’s job! I hate this stuff!

Where I’d read it
Anywhere. I am definitely adding it to my shelf.

Will you add it to your bookshelf virtual or otherwise? Share in the comments!

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