le cirque de reves

Having just finished The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, I felt inspired to make a playlist dedicated to Erin Morgenstern’s beautiful work.

And to pay proper tribute to the book in the form of music, I have tried to find songs with melodies and lyrics that really embodies the ‘feel’ of the book. I hope you guys listen to each song and really think of Le Cirque Des Reves when you hear they lyrics and melodies.

Please feel free to add songs below.

- Tris

1) The Circus

* Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us - Robert Plant and Alison Krauss*

Strange things are happening everyday
I hear the music up above my head
Though the sight of my heart has left me again
I hear music up above

2) Isobel

* Trampled Rose - Robert Plant and Alison Krauss*

I know that rose,
Like I know my name
The one I gave my love,
It was the same
Now I find it in the street,
A trampled rose

3) Bailey

*Nature Boy - AURORA*

There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far, very far
Over land and sea
A little shy and sad of eye
But very wise was he

4) The Murray Twins

* Cemeteries of London - Coldplay*

At night they would go walking ‘til the breaking of the day,
The morning is for sleeping…
Through the dark streets they go searching to seek God in their own way,

5) Marco and Celia

*Carousel - Melanie Martinez*

And it’s all fun and games,
‘Til somebody falls in love,
But you’ve already bought a ticket,
And there’s no turning back now

* Shark - Oh Wonder*

Are you gonna be my love?
Are you gonna be mine?
I feel it falling from the skies above
Are you gonna be mine?
My wave, my shark, my demon in the dark
The blue tide pulling me under
Or are you my soul, my heart, pull everything apart?

*Promise - Ben Howard*

Who am I, darling to you?
Who am I?
Gonna tell you stories of mine
Who am I?

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  You think, as you walk away from Le Cirque des Rêves and into the creeping dawn, that you felt more awake within the confines of the circus.

                          You are no longer quite certain which side of the fence is the D R E A M.

izzytheheartbreaker​ said: alsoo for the edit thing I have a quote if you want one “we lead strange lives changing our dreams around from place to place” orrrr “you’re in the right place at the right time and you care enough to what needs to be done sometimes that’s enough” both are from the night circus bc it’s Bae

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

“You think, as you walk away from Le Cirque des Rêves and into the creeping dawn, that you felt more awake within the confines of the circus.
You are no longer quite certain which side of the fence is the dream.”

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The circus arrives without warning.

James Haywood was a devil-child. His parents told him so, blamed him whenever something went wrong around the theater with seemingly no cause. It was his fault, him and those demon powers he had. But when Lazarus the Great, death-defying illusionist, performed one fateful night, he told James that his abilities were nothing short of miraculous, and so the boy left Georgia with Lazarus, with Geoff, and never turned back. Over the years, James Haywood became Ryan Ramsey, trained in his inherent abilities for a mysterious wager between Geoff and his enigmatic associate Jack, waiting for the pieces to come together as he assisted Michael J. Burns in the creation of Le Cirque des Reves.

It is during the auditions for the circus’ illusionist that his opponent in the wager reveals himself; young Ray Narvaez Jr., Jack’s student who is skillful in ways Ryan has never even imagined. Then the true game begins, Ryan and Ray pitted against each other on the backdrop of the circus that only opens at night.

my other pet au- a raywood night circus au

TheBookNymph Book Recs: 1/? The 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 Reves,” and it is only open at night.

fitzsimmons the night circus au

jemma simmons is a daughter of famous magician. leopold fitz is a student of said magician’s great enemy. when a bet takes place, jemma and fitz have to fight against each other in a competition where only one of them can stay sane. when they fall in love, it all becomes even more complicated.

oh, le cirque de reves is truly a magical place

So I just finished one of the many, MANY books that I have sectioned off to be read. It’s one of the more recent ones I got for Christmas.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

I had asked for it because it seemed to hold all the elements I enjoy in books (I honestly didn’t look too much into it) magic, elegance, night, and mystery. I was a bit hesitant because of the promised romance between two the characters on the back cover. Romance tends to ruin books. But I was not disappointed, I’ll be reading this book again just for the descriptions of the circus itself. They were delicious and sex for my imagination.

I’ll probably reread it by the end of the week for that purpose. I just want to curl up and sink into the pages to sit and breath in the settings and acts of Le Cirque de Reves without worrying about the plot or holding my breath in anticipation to a twist.

I’m actually starting to miss reading about the tents and the acts, the escape was much needed and wonderful.

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Goodreads Summary:

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 Reves,” 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, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love - a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per-formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

For fans of:

  • Romance
  • Historical Fiction
  • Fantasy

bookishmadness says:  

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern because it’s just so freakin beautiful!!! from cover to cover, you are just falling in love!

manticorerider

says: 

I loved this book because of the fantasy aspects, the historical setting, and the beautiful writing style.