Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

This remarkable debut novel tells the tale of gifted magicians Celia and Marco, opponents since childhood in a game whose rules are unknown, all set on the stage of a circus that appears as mysteriously as it vanishes, always at night.   The catch is that Celia and Marco's roles as opponents are kept from them - and when they finally encounter one another in the black and silver world of the Night Circus, they fall deeply in love, each without knowing the other's darkest secret.  If you loved the films The Prestige and The Illusionist and devoured the circus-y bits of Water for Elephants, this extraordinary, magical read will delight and surprise you. The Night Circus is coming to a library near you on September 13th!