Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Book: The NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern

Since I got my Kobo mini eReader, I've been loading it with books I've been meaning to read. My family rents all their books from the library, but because I like to take my time reading between other things throughout the day, a book can last a month or two in my hands. This is why I prefer to own my own books. No pressure. I can take all the time I need. And because actual books are too costly for me in their 20-40$ range, eBooks are more suited for my budget.

THIS is my first eBook! Started reading it this summer but I had to return it 1/4 through. I loved it and swore I would pick it back up one day.
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The circus arrives at night, without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within nocturnal black and white striped tents awaits a unique experience, a feast for the senses, where one can get lost in a maze of clouds, meander through a lush garden made of ice, stand awestruck as a tattooed contortionist folds herself into a small glass box, and gaze in wonderment at an illusionist performing impossible feats of magic.

Welcome to Le Cirque des Rêves. Beyond the smoke and mirrors, however, a fierce competition is underway - a contest between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in "a game," in which each must use their powers of illusion to best the other. Unbeknownst to them, this game is a duel to the death, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will.
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"The Night Circus made me happy. Playful and intensely imaginative, Erin Morgenstern has created the circus I have always longed for and she has populated it with dueling love-struck magicians, precocious kittens, hyper-elegant displays of beauty and complicated clocks. This is a marvelous book."
— Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife

"Every once in awhile you find a novel so magical that there is no escaping its spell.   The Night Circus is one of these rarities -- engrossing, beautifully written and utterly enchanting. If you choose to read just one novel this year, this is it." 
— Danielle Trussoni, author of Angelology

“A riveting debut.   The Night Circus pulls you into a world as dark as it is dazzling, fully-realized but still something out of a dream. You will not want to leave it.”
— Téa Obreht, author of The Tiger’s Wife
"Pure pleasure...Erin Morgenstern is a gifted, classic storyteller, a tale-teller, a spinner of the charmed and mesmerizing -- I had many other things I was supposed to be doing, but the book kept drawing me back in and I tore through it. You can be certain this riveting debut will create a group of rêveurs all its own." 
— Aimee Bender, author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

 “‘Dark as soot and bright as sparks,’  The Night Circus still holds me willingly captive in a world of almost unbearable beauty. This is a love story on a grand scale: it creates, it destroys, it ultimately transcends. Take a bow, Erin Morgenstern. This is one of the best books I have ever read.” 
— Brunonia Barry, author of The Lace Reader
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