Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Night Circus

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I find myself yearning for the release of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

How neat is this book cover?!

Publisher Summary:
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. 

Sounds like the Hunger Games meets The Prestige, no?  Can't wait for this sucker to come out in September!


  1. This totally sounds like a cross between The Hunger Games and The Prestige! I've never heard of this book until now but it sounds really good! Nice WOW choice :)

  2. Holy crap this sounds freakin awesome! Not to mention the fact that it has an amazing cover, I can't wait for this one! Thanks for the heads up.

    -Kate the Book Buff
    The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People

  3. This did sound good..I almost posted it too. Have a great week reading!

  4. I was noticing this one yesterday on an Armchair BEA post about upcoming books.

    I found mine there for today:


  5. @Natalie - thanks! :)
    @Kate - I agree...the cover is gorgeous!
    @Joy - great minds think alike!
    @Laurel-Rain - can't wait to see your WoW :)

  6. Great pick. I am really looking forward to reading this one too.