Friday, February 27, 2015

First Impression Friday: The Night Circus

First Impression Friday is a weekly meme where you choose a book you plan on reading soon and post what you think it may be about.  This week I chose 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 Reves," 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 per-formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.
Basically, I've been wanting to read this book for ages.  I think it's on every book blogger's TBR list at some point or another because it has garnered such attention.  The writing is supposed to be fantastic, the story intriguing, and just an all around great read.  I'm hoping this is as enchanting as the cover leads me to believe.  I think it'll be somewhere in the range of The Enchanted or something Neil Gaiman has written.

What books have left their impression on you this week?  Leave a link in the comments!

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