From the Amazon description:
Two starcrossed magicians engage in a deadly game of cunning in The Night Circus, the spellbinding New York Times best seller that has captured the world’s imagination.
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 both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.
I don’t usually read historical fiction. Then BookTok came around and made me read this. And I am so grateful for it.
This was so beautifully written. The language and the imagery spoke to the hopeless romantic in my soul.
I very rarely want to see a book I love become a movie, but I need to see this. The black, white, and red color palette is something I need to see with my eyes. I need to experience it.
And speaking of experiences, can we talk about chocolate popcorn? A character in the book eats it. All the time. In every scene he is in. I read about it so much, I had to make it. And it was everything I wanted it to be. Literally just popped popcorn then melted some candy quick chocolate and poured it over. My God, it was amazing. And I highly recommend it.
Fair forewarning. There are multiple timeliness and points of view. There’s a little bit of head hopping. If you’re like me, you may need to take notes to keep things together.
Overall, I loved this book. You’ve got magic, secrets, romance, humor, and chocolate popcorn. I would absolutely recommend this book to everyone.
About the author:
ERIN MORGENSTERN is the author of The Night Circus, a number-one national best seller that has been sold around the world and translated into thirty-seven languages. She has a degree in theater from Smith College and lives in Massachusetts.
Oh my God, there’s a playlist!!!! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4QGSthha7XgTo1OWPUmUD8?si=E-yYObwpToSs1OXhkOWscA&utm_source=copy-link&dl_branch=1 I will totally be listening to this the next time I read it. Because I will re read it.
Have you read this? What did you think?