Waiting on Wednesday: The Night Circus

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!

This week, I am eagerly waiting on:

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Publisher: Doubleday
Genre: Magical Realism, Young Adult
Publication Date: 9.13.2011
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 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.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

This book just sounds eerie, and fantastical, and cool. I'm totally aching to read it!

What are you waiting on?


  1. A great choice! I am looking forward to reading this one.

    My WoW, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice week :)

  2. Oh I haven't heard of this book at all! Thanks, just added this to my TBR list! Great pick! :)

    Here's my WoW picks!

  3. Oh I am so excited about this one, I love that the premise is so different than many of the YA paranormal books out now. Great pick!

  4. This cover looks soo good. Don't laugh but the title reminds me of this one season of Sailor Moon *lol* I think I'm going to add it to my wishlist. =)


  5. Yay, good pick, it's on my waiting list, too :)

    Here is my pick for this week: http://tinyurl.com/3lc99gr
    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

  6. squee!! Doesn't that book sound cool?!! I mondo wants!!

    Paranormal Wastelands' WoW

  7. Sharon: Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great week, too.

    Kai: Yay! It just sounds so awesome, doesn't it?

    Jan: That's exactly what appeals to me so much; I'm on need of something different!

    Patricia: I can see that! Lol.

    Nickey: Thanks for commenting!

    Greta: Lol, it totally does! Thanks for commenting!

  8. What a cool cover - thanks for sharing this book!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

    My WoW

  9. Looks like we both picked the same choice for WoW this week!! :) So obviously...great pick!

    I can't wait for it either! I think I prefer your US cover slightly more to our UK one though!

    Emma @ Book Monkey

  10. Shelleyrae: You're welcome! Thanks for visiting!

    Emma: Lol, great minds think alike! :) I'm on my way to check out the UK cover. I haven't seen it before.

    Juju: Thank you!

  11. With multiple points of view throughout the story, the reader is constantly on changing perspectives, which makes the story more enthralling. With so many points of view going on throughout the story, the end of the tale magnifies the main conflict in the story as all the pieces finally come together. Aside from the story itself, the characters are well developed and the constant change in locations as the circus travels allows for constant movement in the story.


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