Friday, April 19, 2013

book club


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 amazement. 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.

(thanks to her website)

I was rather anxious and excited to read this novel because I have heard such great things about it and what a different and unique story it turns out to be! It is one circus I would like to attend;it felt like I was in the tents with everyone. The characters are neat and you wonder what it would be like to be them and to have their powers/gifts at times. Although I must admit I felt that the overall story and romance took way too long to get into, it wasn't boring,per say, I was just waiting for something truly dramatic or exciting to occur for the story and characters. (It was rather slow and a bit too long,it took me over a week to read!) Also,I felt a bit lost at times with regards to not realizing that the performers weren't really aging and that something hooky was going on in the background. Overall,it was a wonder of a read and it kept my attention,nothing I loved but I didn't hate it nor did it make me mad at the end. I give it a C.

Happy Weekend!


  1. I have heard a lot of different opinions about this book and am interested to read it for myself

  2. Bummer!! The synopsis makes it sound amazing!! *sighs*

  3. I've been curious about this one.

  4. A friend bought me a copy of this for the holidays. I haven't read it yet, but definitely am excited too. Although hopefully I have a better experience with it than you did.


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