Monday, December 5, 2011

Teaser Tuesday - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Title: The Night Circus
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Publisher: Doubleday
September 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.
 My Teaser:

They stand entwined but not touching, their heads tilted toward each other. Lips frozen in the moment before (or after) the kiss. - Page 225 


  1. I loved the Night Circus... For me, it's original.

    Here's my teaser this week.
    Gratitude Giveaway (Int'l.): Winner's Choice of Book from Book Depository.

    Happy Reading!

  2. Oh my gosh, I LOVED this book!! It was just so magical and beautiful and totally & completely original! And I don't know what it was about this one, but the cover is one of my favourites -- although I have to admit that I thought the tent was a doll when I first saw it LOL! x)

    Awesome teaser, Kristin! :) I can't wait to read your review for this one!

  3. I am really enjoying it so far, though I have decided to read it without any other stimulus because it takes away from the beautiful writing.

  4. Thanks Mimi. I am absolutely loving this book. Magical only begins to describe it.

  5. Yeah, that's a good idea. My friend took FOREVER to read it, because he'd only read it while on the elliptical. I couldn't understand how he could even enjoy it like that.

  6. Eeks...running and reading The Night Circus...he is much better than I am. LOL.

  7. Sounds like a good book. Nice teaser.

    Here's mine:

  8. Seen this book around! Looks good.

  9. That is a great quote; I think I used that line for my Tuesday Teaser for that book as well.

    Here is this weeks Tuesday Teaser:

  10. Jennifer MesserschmidtDecember 5, 2011 at 11:20 PM

    Nice tease! Sounds like a good scene.

    Check out my teaser!

  11. Interesting teaser! Here is my teaser for this week.

  12. Excellent teaser - I loved this book!
    Here’s my Teaser Tuesday post. :)

  13. love this teaser!
    I've heard really great things about this book too!
    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  14. Great teaser! I love the sound of this. Definitely one for my t.r list. Thanks for sharing.
    Here's my teaser:


  15. Awww! Such a romantic teaser! Love it.

    My teaser is here if you'd like a look :)

  16. I've had my eye on this book, great teaser. Here's my TT

  17. Jessica@a GREAT readDecember 6, 2011 at 6:56 AM

    Ooh nice! Seeing this around a lot! It made the Best Books of the Year in our Sunday newspaper. The only (slightly) paranormal like book! *It is paranormal like, sorta right? Having the weird and all?

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  18. Great teaser! I loved this book so much now I think I need to go back and re-read it. Thank you for sharing! :)

    Here’s mine:

  19. That's a great and tempting teaser. This book is on my wish list.

    Here's MY TT POST and

  20. Interesting....entwined without touching...creates quite the picture. Thanks for sharing.

    No teaser for me this week but check out my review of Obsidian


  21. A great teaser, heard a lot about this book.

  22. Amy, I finished it last night and it was amazing. I am thinking that I need to read it again already. LOL.

  23. Jessica, I finished this book last night and it was amazing. I would definitely say it was paranormal, although I'm not sure the main characters would agree with me. LOL.

  24. I just happened to be on that page when I posted this last night but I believe it is one of my favorite pieces of description. It paints a vivid picture.

  25. This is such a beautiful teaser, I've heard nothing but really great things about this book and I can't wait to get to it in the new year. It's definitely on my to be read list. :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
    My Teaser Tuesday!
    YA Author's Appreciation Event!

  26. Colleen @ Les LivresDecember 6, 2011 at 10:45 PM

    No fair teasing me with a book I'm already desperate to read! :P That's a great quote.



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