Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted here. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to link back here and link up to the inlinkz below so that others can see what you picked!
Hey guys! Before I start, I realise I have been a little absent and that is purely because I haven’t had time to read at all!! I’m nearly finished with The Bone Season and I am absolutely loving it! Anyway, this weeks pick for me is a book that I have heard A LOT about and I am really looking forward to my copy arriving!
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Published: September 13th 2011 by DoubleDay
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices plastered on lampposts and billboards. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.
Within these nocturnal black-and-white striped tents awaits an utterly unique, a feast for the senses, where one can get lost in a maze of clouds, meander through a lush garden made of ice, stare in wonderment as the tattooed contortionist folds herself into a small glass box, and become deliciously tipsy from the scents of caramel and cinnamon that waft through the air.
Welcome to Le Cirque des Rêves.
Beyond the smoke and mirrors, however, a fierce competition is under way–a contest between two young illusionists, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in a “game” to which they have been irrevocably bound by their mercurial masters. Unbeknownst to the players, 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.
As the circus travels around the world, the feats of magic gain fantastical new heights with every stop. The game is well under way and the lives of all those involved–the eccentric circus owner, the elusive contortionist, the mystical fortune-teller, and a pair of red-headed twins born backstage among them–are swept up in a wake of spells and charms.
But when Celia discovers that Marco is her adversary, they begin to think of the game not as a competition but as a wonderful collaboration. With no knowledge of how the game must end, they innocently tumble headfirst into love. A deep, passionate, and magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
Their masters still pull the strings, however, and this unforeseen occurrence forces them to intervene with dangerous consequences, leaving the lives of everyone from the performers to the patrons hanging in the balance.
70 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday”
I think I remember hearing about this one a while back. It sounds really good. Great pick 😀
I’ve heard amazing things from everyone who has read it! So I’m really excited about picking it up
That sounds really good! I hope you enjoy it 😊
You’re welcome 😊
This is an absolute favorite of mine. Morgenstern’s writing is so inviting. I hope you enjoy 🙂
I’ve heard some amazing things so I’m really looking forward to it! My copy actually arrived today! 🙂
Oh, this sounds amazing!
Doesn’t it just!! 😍😍
This is on my TBR too!
that cover is kinda neat 🙂
It definitely is!
Oh great great great pick for this week Lauren. The Night Circus is one of my all-time favourite books (I may have been one of the people you’d heard about this one from :D) so I’m definitely interested in seeing what you think of this book. I really hope you enjoy it.
Also I’m very glad to see you’ve been enjoying The Bone Season as well! 😀
My copy arrived the other day, so I’m really looking forward to getting to it 🙂 and you were definitely one of the people I heard it from!! 😂 and the bone season is amazing 😍😍😍
Oh that’s great to hear, I really hope you enjoy it then Lauren, and that’s even better to hear about TBS! 😀
This is on my TBR too 🙂
I hope you enjoy it 🙂