This week is a light one, but both of these titles are must reads! As always the blurbs are provided by the book’s publishers.
Gold by Chris Cleave
On the eve of their last Olympics in London 2012, elite athletes Zoe and Katie, who have been friends since their fist day of training, must face each other and their own mortality to decide what they’re willing to sacrifice for the people they love, even when lives are at stake. This novel about two female Olympians, friends, and competitors promises to be as riveting as Cleave’s recent #1 New York Times bestseller, Little Bee.
Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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.