A new book review is visiting us with this "Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern. Our frien Celia brings us her personal view about this gripping story which will not let you indifferent.
THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern
“The circus arrives without warning. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.”
Title: The Night Circus
Spanish title: El Circo de la Noche
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Nº pages: 565
Editorial: Planeta Internacional
Approximately price: 8´5€ / 8´9€
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Setting : the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The black sign, painted in white letters that hangs upon the gates, reads:
Opens at Nightfall
Closes at Dawn
When the tents are all aglow, sparkling against the night sky, the sign appears.
“Le Cirque des Rêves (The Circus of Dreams)
Now the circus is open. Now you may enter.
Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves but it isn’t a common circus. Rather than a single tent with rings enclosed within, this circus contains clusters of tents like pyramids, some large and others quite small. They are set within circular paths, contained within a circular fence. Looping and continuous.
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 instructors, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Love appears between our magicians in this magical competition of imagination and will.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone are involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the visitants.
This book is not part of a book saga, so if you are looking for a single book full of magic, lovely characters that you will love and a little shot of romance, this is your book.
Personally, I don´t mind when publishers change the book covers because usually they don´t use the same design but it´s still beautiful but this time, Planeta Internacional has made a terrible murder! Seriously, the Spanish cover has nothing to do with the British and American covers .This makes me angry because the cover is the first thing you see and it´s what gives you an idea of what is the story about and they have choose not only the ugliest cover they could get but also it does not fix with the story at all.
The sentence “Don´t judge a book for its cover” is perfect in this case. C.M.G
The British cover (left), the American cover (middle) and the Spanish cover (right):