Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The Night Circus

The Night Circus

Title: The Night Circus
Source: I bought it
Genre: Dark Fantasy, YA, Romance
Author: Erin Morgenstern

Blurb: 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.

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

Greetings Lads and Ladies! Here I am keeping my blog alive! Today I want to talk about the night circus. Yes that is what I said talk...This is not a review, more of a discussion about this particular book. 

To Begin let me start by saying yes, I did read this book and it was to my tastes fairly good. However some people have a different opinion about this book. I've read that; "it's too over done" and "the world building sucks" etc. 
I for one do not have a problem with the world this book is set in. I'd describe it as dark fantasy, with a Y.A theme and  some romance mixed in. Truthfully though the start was a little too slow. There are about 200 pages where all that seems to be happening is training  and flash forwards. 

I must too confess that like other readers I to was confused as to the time frame of the story. I'd read the date and then I'd forget it and let me tell you it is a very confusing thing in this particular book if you lose your place.

The storytelling is fantastic and when you member your place, so is the pacing. I think the imagery that Erin brought out in this book was also unique and wonderful!

All in all I'd say for a first novel it was pretty good,  there are surprises and things you expect. Let me just say that all the versions of the cover I've seen all suite the contents of the book!

 If you would like to Know more about this book, here are some links that may interest you: 


Anonymous said...

First novel? This is a series?
Lol I couldn't even stand the first book. Couldn't imagine the entire series. But I am just on the first few pages though. I am going to take your word that it will get interesting after the slow start.

Rosa Murray said...

No it is not, I meant it is the authors first book! I'm not sure you'll like it but give it a try ;0

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