THE NIGHT CIRCUS
In her debut, Morgenstern creates a vivid, enchanting world that readers will long to visit for themselves. With well-crafted prose, intriguing characters who seem to be hurtling to their own destruction and a genuinely sweet romance, The Night Circus is not to be missed.
Le Cirque des Reves appears out of nowhere, is only open at night and is home to wonders and marvels: the black and white tents contain a garden made of ice, a maze of clouds, bottled scents that transport the person who smells them into complete sensory experiences … And the circus is also the setting for a battle between two magicians, Celia and Marco, who have unknowingly been training to destroy each other since childhood. They fall in love, but the die has been cast and only one of them can be left standing. (DOUBLEDAY, Sep., 384 pp., $26.95)