Lisa Says… Read This Book by Erin Morgenstern
By Lisa Hamilton
The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern
Erin Morgenstern’s debut novel, The Night Circus, is a smashing tale of magic, greed and love at the turn of the 19th century. “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 tent is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque Des Reves, and it is open only at night.”
This novel tells the story of a competition between Marco and Celia, two well trained magicians who are pitted against one another by their fathers. They have been groomed to become masterful opponents in the Night Circus as the stage is set for magic and murder. Morgenstern’s colorful characters are intensely imaginative and filled with excitement and intrigue. As the duel between Marco and Celia escalates, so does their love for one another. As their mentors try to intrude, these magicians attempt to defy all odds set against them. True love or not, the game must be played until the bitter end.
Erin Morgenstern has conjured it all in this book. It is unique, extraordinary and engrossing, with many lives hanging in the balance as the magic flows through the Night Circus.
About this writer
- A native South Carolinian, Lisa Hamilton is the director of the First Presbyterian Church Preschool and Kindergarten. Of course she loves reading, but also finds time for cooking and walking her dog, Hurley.