The Night Circus

The Night Circus

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.

Title:The Night Circus
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780385534635
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    The Night Circus Reviews

  • Lucy

    Contains some minor spoilers.I disliked this book, which means I ought to rate it one star, but it is not as awful as my one star shelf. One star books have to really repulse me to get that rating. Th...

  • chai ?

    If I could trade places with anyone in the world, it’d be with someone experiencing this book for the first time.I feel like my life is just a series of intense obsessions because I'm pretty sure th...

  • unknown

    Wedding cakes are typically the prettiest cakes, but they are almost never the tastiest cakes. I am not a cake expert (can I be one though? Is that a thing I can be?), but it seems to me that the tool...

  • Maggie Stiefvater

    Five Things About THE NIGHT CIRCUS.Ordinarily when I do my recommendations, I do a “five reasons to read _____,” but I think opinions will be so divided on THE NIGHT CIRCUS that I think “things ...

  • Tatiana

    The Night Circus will be a 5-star book for a certain reader. This reader likes a lot of descriptions, doesn't mind a very slow story and has a soft spot for circuses. I am not that reader. I prefer im...

  • Rick Riordan

    The prose sparkles, and the story itself is a feat of magical acrobatics. It's a hard book to summarize, but basically two ancient magicians set their two best pupils against one another in a magical ...

  • Hannah

    I have quite honestly never had the pleasure of reading a more beautiful book. I want to go back to the beginning and read it all over again. I just....I have no words. ...

  • Cait

    Aw hell, I'm going to rate this 4.5 stars. I can't resist this book was so freaking good. I don't normally change my ratings, so don't expect this TOO often. My feelings are so conflicted about this ...

  • Richard Derus

    **2019 UPDATE** The still-breathing film adaptation due from Lionsgate gets a director...of an EPIC flop that raked in a whopping $1.5MM on an investment of $9.5MM!Sounds like a wizard idea, doesn't i...

  • Virginia Ronan ? Herondale ?

    “How can I excel at a game when you refuse to tell me the rules?”I guess “The Night Circus” is one of those books that make it especially hard to write a proper review and if I’m entirely ho...