Amused by Books.
I received a couple of new books this week (both my own purchases). Synopses courtesy of Chapters.indigo.ca:
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
In this mesmerizing debut, a competition between two magicians
becomes a star-crossed love story.
The circus arrives at night, without warning. No announcements
precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within
nocturnal black and white striped tents awaits a unique experience,
a feast for the senses, where one can get lost in a maze of clouds,
meander through a lush garden made of ice, stand awestruck as a
tattooed contortionist folds herself into a small glass box, and
gaze in wonderment at an illusionist performing impossible feats of
Welcome to Le Cirque des Rêves. Beyond the smoke and mirrors,
however, a fierce competition is underway--a contest between
two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since
childhood to compete in "a game," in which each must use their
powers of illusion to best the other. Unbeknownst to them, this
game is a duel to the death, and the circus is but the stage for a
remarkable battle of imagination and will.
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
The Scorch Trials picks up where The Maze Runner left off. The
Gladers have escaped the Maze, but now they face an even more
treacherous challenge on the open roads of a devastated
planet. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds
Can Thomas survive in such a violent world?
What books arrived in your mailbox this past week?
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