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6/1/11

Waiting on Wednesday: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern



"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


Description

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 RĂªves, 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.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

About the Author

ERIN MORGENSTERN is a writer and multimedia artist who describes all her work as being “fairy tales in one way or another.” She lives in Massachusetts with her husband.


Details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday (September 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385534639
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385534635

4 comments:

  1. This has been around the blogosphere lots lately, great pick.

    My WoW

    http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday-nicci-french.html

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  2. Yes, this one sounds incredible! Thanks for spotlighting it.

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  3. I'm waiting on this one too. Looks awesome.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday-21.html

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  4. Hello!

    I have chosen your blog as a recipient of The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. You can pick it up @ my blog:

    http://andreasforthereading.blogspot.com

    Have a great day,
    Andrea

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