Do you remember the first time you read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern? I say first because, let’s be honest, it’s the perfect book to read more than once. This novel is still one of the books that has stayed in my top ten favorite reads of all time. It is also a book I almost always recommend to readers looking for a timeless story. I just love it and once the movie comes out, (oh yes, this is true and it is happening), then everyone will know this story…maniacal laugh, maniacal laugh….
Okay Minx, we get it, you love The Night Circus, but is there more to this post? Why yes, yes there is, thank you for asking. While looking around at upcoming books, this book caught my eye:
Paris, 1925: To enter the Secret Circus is to enter a world of wonder – a world where women tame magnificent beasts, carousels take you back in time, and trapeze artists float across the sky. But each daring feat has a cost. Bound to her family’s strange and magical circus, it’s the only world Cecile Cabot knows – until she meets a charismatic young painter and embarks on a passionate love affair that could cost her everything.
Virginia, 2005: Lara Barnes is on top of the world – until her fiancé disappears on their wedding day. Desperate, her search for answers unexpectedly leads to her great-grandmother’s journals and sweeps her into the story of a dark circus and a generational curse that has been claiming payment from the women in her family for generations.
This book is set to publish on March 23, 2021 and what really grabbed my intense interest was a blurb I read that contained a comparison of this book, The Ladies of the Secret Circus by Constance Sayers, to The Night Circus. Color me intrigued! I will let you make your own comparisons but I didn’t want to pass up sharing with you this upcoming book. So far, the reviews have been very positive and I love it when I start seeing tags on Goodreads that state “magical realism.” So excited to give The Ladies of the Secret Circus a try. What about you? Does the synopsis and cover intrigue you or repel you?