The Book Bird

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 by Erin Moregenstern



        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.

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