The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern's debut and one of our 25 most anticipated books for fall, is a tale of two magicians pitted against each other by Prospero the Enchanter in the astounding Cirque des Rêves. It's an epic love story with an incredible cast, and a Harry Potter producer has already jumped on the film rights.
Check out our interview with Erin Morgenstern, where we talked about the magic of the circus, her research process and what she's working on next.
And to entice you even more, take a look at the book trailer:
The Night Circus comes out September 13! Will you be picking up a copy of this magical debut?
We would expect a pretty cool trailer from Daniel H. Wilson's Robopocalypse -- it is, after all, in the works to become a Steven Spielberg film.
The coolest part about this trailer, however, is that it was made by a fan for a contest hosted by Doubleday. Contestants were provided with images of the cover, excerpts from the book, advance praise and audio clips (including an interpretation of Archos, the robot leader).
The following trailer by Stephen Lunsford was the winner:
I was lucky enough to review Wilson's debut novel, and I found it haunting, mostly for the humans' reactions to the robot rebellion.
What do you think? Has the winner earned it?
The book's on shelves now. Are you grabbing a copy?
Our reviewer describes it as even better than his first book, The Story of Forgetting. It "is a sort of mythic re-imagining of a period in the 1960s when his grandmother put his grandfather in a mental hospital," and the result is a "beautifully written" historical fiction on madness and genius.
Check out our interview with Block, where he talks about his kitchen floor, the "terrible urgency" that gave rise to The Storm at the Door and the echoing of literary voices.
Will you be picking up a copy of The Storm at the Door?