The circus arrives at night, without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within nocturnal black and white striped tents awaits a unique experience, a feast for the senses, where one can get lost in a maze of clouds, meander through a lush garden made of ice, stand awestruck as a tattooed contortionist folds herself into a small glass box, and gaze in wonderment at an illusionist performing impossible feats of magic.
Welcome to Le Cirque des Rêves.
I loved this book. It was magical, pun intended.
Celia and Marco are bound together before they even meet. They are the key players of a game. A very unusual game that no one truly understands. Because of this game Le Cirque des Reves is born and with it come a plethora of unique characters that you won't soon forget.
The writing in this book is the best I have read in a very long time. Morgenstern entrances you with her talent of description. The imagery is mesmerizing. It is like a dream, an incredibly vivid dream and sometimes a nightmare. It pulls you in until you are in the circus tent or eating the food at a Midnight Dinner. There were many time I went back and reread a passage because I wanted to feel it all again.
There were many characters throughout the story and at times it got a bit confusing. Most characters were well developed but some I wanted to know more about. The two main characters are great. You get to know them and feel the emotions. I did fall in love with Marco, though maybe that's just the girl in me.
I'm conflicted with how I feel about how the book is laid out. I found it confusing with the time jumps and switches in characters. But now I think it makes the story that much more enchanting. The confusion adds to the mystery and magic of the plot. Everything unfolds slowly but at precisely the right time. Though, I didn't see that until I finished the book.
There is so much more I want to write about The Night Circus but I don't want to give anything away and take from your own experience with the book. Just read it.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is willing to read it. I don't think you will regret it.
I believe this will go in the very small pile of books I will read over and over again.
5 out of 5 stars.
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