My name is Nicole and I'm an aspiring editor. This is my place to review books and record my progress in reading. I mostly review YA books, with some others thrown in occasionally.
The Night Circus tells the story of two rival magicians (and not the illusionist kind - this is the real deal) who decide to have a contest. The competition goes like this: they each choose a contestant. They are bound by a ring together. They must compete against each other to find the winner. The venue will be the place called The Night Circus. A beautiful circus that is only open at night, Le Cirque de Reves has a magical, mystical atmosphere. When the two contestants of fall in love though, the fragile balance of the circus is in danger.
There is no doubt that The Night Circus is a beautiful book. Between the perfect atmosphere, the rich descriptions, and the amazing writing, this book is a work of art. The premise is very intriguing as well. I have never read a book that takes place in the circus, and I don’t know if I will be able to after having read this book - nothing will be able to compare. It was at times a little difficult to get through, but it was well worth the effort. The way the story skipped forward and backward in time was a little confusing, along with the sheer amount of characters. I didn’t find myself actually caring about any of the characters which was a little disappointing because they were all so fascinating. I would give this book 4/5 stars.