The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

 

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 Rêves, 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 both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.”

 Review

Published in 2012, I am a little late reading this highly recommended and raved about magical fantasy. Characters in The Night Circus frequently use the word complicated, and that is precisely how I would describe my feelings. Continue reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Henry Holt and Co.

Summary 

“Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone… Continue reading Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Wicked Like A Wildfire by Lana Popović

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harper Collins August 2017

Summary

All the women in Iris and Malina’s family are born with a gleam- a unique way of manipulating beauty through magic. Seventeen-year-old Iris sees flowers as fractals and turns her kaleidoscope visions into glasswork; her twin sister, Malina, interprets moods as music; and their cold, distant mother Jasmina, bakes scenery into decadent treats at her confectionary in Old Town Cattaro, Montenegro. But Jasmina forbids Iris and Malina to share their gleams with anyone, and, above all, she forbids them to fall in love.  Continue reading Wicked Like A Wildfire by Lana Popović

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

July 2017 Simon & Schuster

Summary

In modern day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic-the Mageus-live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power-and often their lives.  Continue reading The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell