Goodreads Monday: The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

Hello, bookworms!! It’s time for another Goodreads Monday!

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme created and hosted by Lauren@Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to check out Lauren’s blog and link back to her so that others can see what you picked!

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With echoes of”The Night Circus,” a spellbinding story about two gifted orphans in love with each other since they can remember whose childhood talents allow them to rewrite their future.
“The Lonely Hearts Hotel”is a love story with the power of legend. An unparalleled tale of charismatic pianos, invisible dance partners, radicalized chorus girls, drug-addicted musicians, brooding clowns, and an underworld whose economy hinges on the price of a kiss. In a landscape like this, it takes great creative gifts to thwart one s origins. It might also take true love.
Two babies are abandoned in a Montreal orphanage in the winter of 1910. Before long, their talents emerge: Pierrot is a piano prodigy; Rose lights up even the dreariest room with her dancing and comedy. As they travel around the city performing clown routines, the children fall in love with each other and dream up a plan for the most extraordinary and seductive circus show the world has ever seen.
Separated as teenagers, sent off to work as servants during the Great Depression, both descend into the city s underworld, dabbling in sex, drugs and theft in order to survive. But when Rose and Pierrot finally reunite beneath the snowflakes after years of searching and desperate poverty the possibilities of their childhood dreams are renewed, and they ll go to extreme lengths to make them come true. Soon, Rose, Pierrot and their troupe of clowns and chorus girls have hit New York, commanding the stage as well as the alleys, and neither the theater nor the underworld will ever look the same.
With her musical language and extravagantly realized world, Heather O Neillen chants us with a novel so magical there is no escaping its spell.” (Goodreads)

I stumbled upon a review for this book through Sassy Brit@Alternative-Read blog.
I haven’t read The Night Circus which the synopsis claims has a similar vibe to this book, but the beautiful cover enthralled me and tempted me to pre-order the paperback edition that’s coming out early January, 2018.

To be honest, I am not quite sure what to expect from this book. It sounds like this book is something I have never read before and I must admit I’m not even sure if I get to finish this book. But it also sounds ‘gritty’ and my interest is piqued by the plot where two separated siblings get reunited and embark on a journey to make their childhood dream come true. I just know I have to read this book.

But then again, reading this synopsis has just made me want to pick up The Night Circus…  Omg, my TBR is such a mess lol

How about you? Have you read The Lonely Hearts Hotel? If you have, what are your thoughts?
Comment below and let me know!

Thank you for reading as always, and I will see you all in my next post!

28 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday: The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

  1. Thank you so much for your kind mention. This book certainly stuck in my mind, as one which really stood out. I’ve never quite read anything like it. In many ways, it’s quite a miserable book, but it’s written in a whimsical, Grimm Fairytale way, which kept me reading on.

    I think I may still have The Night Circus somewhere in my TBR piles. Might have to dig it out. Literally. lol

    Have a lovely, Happy Monday, Noriko! (Or are you already on Tuesday? *GRIN* )

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