The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Amazon Book Description: 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 both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.
My Review: With no intricate detail left to wonder, this book takes you away to your furthest imagination where magic can capture your every emotion. And even with some predictable plot twists, the story keeps your interest throughout. I also wish that this was a real circus, because I would go every night to discover a new tent or avenue that is unexplainable and pushes what you think the rules and boundaries are of life. I especially loved each character in the story in their own way for adding an eccentric poke, but with real emotion behind it. I could even read this book again to relive such a unique story and smell the atmosphere of the circus once again. Truly a one-of-a-kind story to whisk you away from the couch and into a life you aren’t sure you ever want to leave. I will absolutely read more by this author, who takes detailed writing to an entirely new level. It’s a perfect escape into the magic you enjoyed as a child, but without the guilt because you’re now an adult.
Next up… I’m reading about a book per century at this point, so who knows.
**I was not asked to, or compensated for, writing this book review.