Hey lovely readers!
Today’s post is a book review of 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 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, 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 performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.”
This book is truly magical. It took me quite awhile to finish it, because I didn’t want it to end. I think the most remarkable thing about this book is the fact that the circus is the true star. Celia and Marco are amazing characters for sure, but it’s the circus that draws you in and keeps you. I can’t say too much about the plot, one because I don’t want to give anything away and two because there’s just too much to say. I could go on forever.
The circus is there for Celia and Marco to use and manipulate, to showcase their magical powers. But what happens along the way? They fall in love. But I think what’s so beautiful about their love is that it develops because of the circus. These two hardly ever see each other and yet they fall deeply in love. Because each move they make, each new addition to the circus is like baring a piece of their soul for the other person. It’s just really beautiful.
There are a lot of characters and a lot of pieces that fit together. But when it’s over and everything is laid out for you to understand, it’s pretty amazing. I also loved how some of the chapters are written as if you are participating in them yourself. It’s as if you are the one visiting the circus for the first time. I couldn’t believe how descriptive this book was, probably the best I’ve ever read as far as visuals go. It’s like you’re really apart of the story. It was just a really great book, a captivating read that I already want to go back to.
Thanks for reading guys! Talk to you soon! <3 Adrianna
*Cover and synopsis from Goodreads