One of the most memorable books that we've ever read and loved MBTB, this blend of magic, mystery, and adveture is exceptional. The Night Circus arrives one day without warning, gorgeous black and white tents full of excitement and incredible feats. But the magical circus also contains Celia and Marco, magicians who are simultaneously rivals and inescapably drawn to each other. Their duel, however, could have greater consquences to more than themselves.
This gorgeous book set in 1940s Barcelona tells the story of Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer's son, who while mourning the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by Julian Carax. But when he sets out to find more of the author's other works he realized that perhaps no other copies of the author's work exist - they've been systematically destroyed.
Another richly told tale that reads like a fairy tale. At the Swan Inn on the banks of the Thames, the landlord has a reputation for storytelling. One night, on the winter solstice, he is about to launch into a tale when something incredible happens...
A tiny girl is abanonded on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing few clothes and a single book - a beautiful volumn of fairy tales.