Throwback Thursday involves me picking a book I’ve previously read to talk about, today I’m going to discuss The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
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.
I read The Night Circus years ago, but it is a book that has stayed with me ever since; full of magic, mystery & wonderful characters, this book is an adventure from start to finish. I really don’t need to write much about this book as I know most people have already read it, but I wanted to include it in my Throwback Thursdays series anyway because it’s a book that will always remain on my shelves.
I read this book when I first got into reading & it was probably the first really complicated book that I read; sometimes I had to read passages more than once to make sure I really understood what was happening & it took me ages to finish the book, but I absolutely loved it. This book demonstrates amazing escapism & it’s one of those books that totally sucks you in.
I really need to re-read this book soon… I’m thinking of dedicating a month next year to rereads & if I do I’m pretty sure this book will be on the list!
Usually I would add links for places where you can buy a book at this point but I’m not going to do that for this book as there are so many cover editions that I think it’s important a new reader has a look around so that they can find the cover that’s right for them!