The Friday 56, #31: The Night Circus

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join in every Friday, the rules are simple.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.


Chandresh never reveals the identity of his chefs. One rumor supposes that he has culinary geniuses from around the world kidnapped and imprisoned in his kitchens, where they are forced by questionable means to cater to his every whim. Another implies that the food is not cooked on the premises and instead is imported from the best restaurants in London, paid extra to stay open for the late hour.”

I’ve always been fascinated by traveling carnivals and Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus is a wonderful tale that centers around a strange, yet magical circus.

From my review:

“Le Cirque des Rêves appears abruptly: incandescent and utterly mystifying. Those who visit are immediately bewitched by the sights and sounds. Unbeknownst to these guests and the founders themselves, the circus is more than a traveling carnival, it is a battleground for a fantastical contest. Skilled illusionists, Prospero the Enchanter and the enigmatic man in the grey suit known only as Mr. A. H–, have been competing with one other for generations. Their weapons of choice are their own students…” Read my full review here.

16 thoughts on “The Friday 56, #31: The Night Circus

  1. Ooh I definitely will be checking out your review later! I have only read one book by Morgenstern but have always wanted to read more, so I will have to get on that! I love the sound of the beginning as well, it’s just a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words


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