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 Rêves, 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.
Wow, this was a really unique book! And also very confusing, with details left unexplained, and taking place over the course mainly of 10 years, but around 20 years or so before that, of the fates of these magicians, who compete to who is the more something, they don't know, but they keep one upping each other, and intertwined in these stories is other characters who are stuck, who can't change, who are dreamy, almost, in that they aren't aging, or they've been following the Circus around, and are known by wearing a red scarf, and the boy that just might help end the whole thing.
Celia and Marko were raised from very young ages for this very task, to compete, and the loser would die. What they didn't expect once it started, was that they would fall in love. And even after they do, they can't stop, because someone has to win. Someone has to create something the other can't beat. They're tied to the circus, and no one has left, no one has joined, and the only ones who actually age are the twins born just as the circus opened.
The plot was really complex, and all the little things that were mentioned at the beginning, like the twins birth, has purpose, meaning, and the characters were really unique, in their competition, or how they were, or how strange things were, and yeah, it was really amazing to read!
This was an awesome book, so I hope you guys check it out!
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Read: March 3rd, 2012
Reason Why: I wanted to because it looked really great, and it's a BBRC book!
Published: September 13th 2011