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.
Hi all! I just finished the lovely book known as the Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. And this is the first review that will be up on this site! That's so exciting, yet nerve wracking at the same time. However, I will do my best! Be warned, spoilers are ahead!
I will be honest. Upon starting this book, I had a bit of a difficult time in getting into it. The book and content was interesting and I wanted to always know more, but the way the book skipped around it took me awhile to really understand. I assumed it had something to do with the fact that we had the clock and this was a form of symbolism. As the book continued it started to make more sense that everything would coincide at the very end, but I still didn't care much for the random dates. I would have to go back and forth on the chapters to go ok when does this happen and when does this happen?
Character wise, I adored all of them. I wanted more of Marco and Celia and let's just say.....that ending......such a fantastic way to end the book. The artistic way they ended and passed on the trophy to Bailey, I am just happy they get an eternal end together and still tied to their creation. Speaking of Bailey, can we get a sequel with him and Poppet please??? They are so adorable and I loved the twins. I like how they were almost the yin and yang to one another. I smiled so much when you are in your own point of view and the psychic was reading the stars for you.
Overall, the writing itself took awhile to get used to, but I am so happy to have read this book. It was very imaginative, artistic, romantic ( though I wish I had more of this ), and a delight. I hear she is actually writing another novel that will be out this November, so I know I will be grabbing that for sure! If it's anything like this one it will be a beautiful adventure.
"Life takes us to unexpected places sometimes. The future is never set in stone, remember that."