BEFORE YOU READ ANY FURTHER, YOU WILL WANT TO HAVE PAPER AND PEN HANDY TO WRITE DOWN THIS TITLE SO THAT YOU CAN GET YOUR HANDS ON A COPY OF THIS BOOK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!!
This book had it all - magic, competition, love, whimsy. It was beautiful, clever, and enchanting. Plus, it has to be the most creative and original book I've read in years.
It's about a circus that is held only at night, appearing and disappearing at cities around the world. Within the circus, there are two rival magicians pitted against each other in a contest that neither of them really understands but have trained for their entire lives.
I have not read a book so thoroughly satisfying from beginning to end in a really long time.
I read and re-read lines and sections just to delight in the language. I could not put this book down! As I was nearing the end, I was afraid that the ending would disappoint, but it did not.
If I haven't said enough about how much I loved this book, here's one more thing. You all know that I hardly ever buy books because I check them out from the library. Well, I'm gonna buy a copy of this book for my own personal library. Plus about five more copies for Christmas presents. I predict that this book is gonna be big, and remember that you read that here on El Estante para Libros. =D