The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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Okay, so this book has been on my list for a while and I finally got it from the library. Based on what I’ve heard, it’s one you either love or hate. And I definitely loved it.

Rating: [5/5]

Reading Challenge: A book with magic

Summary from Goodreads:

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 performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Likes: This book is beautiful. I mean, it is BEAUTIFULLY written. I really felt like I was at the circus and at the Midnight Dinners. The level of detail and description without detracting from the story was just incredible to me. The parts in second-person were risky and they really paid off to get the circus experience across. Plus, I absolutely love the romance in this book.

Dislikes: Okay, gonna be honest here…it’s been a little bit since I read the book. However, I can’t remember anything that I actively disliked.

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