My Wednesday wanna-read this week is a book that has been on my bookshelf for more than two years.
It’s cover is nearly too pretty to open up.
Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus has won several awards since its 2011 release.
The Night Circus is about Les Cirque des Reves and two of its illusionists, Celia and Marco.
Celia and Marco are described as two performers 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,” according to the Goodreads summary.
This book has been described in other reviews I’ve read as a fairy tale for adults and a feast for the senses.
Given the descriptions listed in the Goodreads page summary for the book, I can do nothing but concur at this point.
From the Goodreads page: “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.”
Until I open the book, I won’t know for sure if I enjoy this fairy tale, but based on how much I love Disney movies, this is going to be a book I savor.