Review - The Night Circus


The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. 

In this mesmerizing debut, a competition between two magicians becomes a star-crossed love story. 
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 Reves. Beyond the smoke and mirrors, however, a fierce competition is underway - a contest between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in "a game," in which each must use their powers of illusion to best the other. Unbeknownst to them, this game is a duel to the death, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. "From the Hardcover edition."


This is one of the most beautiful books I've ever read!
It is not a book that you sit down with a just read really fast and in one sitting, it is one that you take your time with to really take in everything that is happening. 
Normally changeing point of views really annoys me, but here I did not mind as much because I felt like you had to. There were so many people who had a great story that you needed to know about and they were all connected with the circus. 
Not to reveal too much, but it is mainly about well the two persons on the cover really, they are in a competion, a life long one that is. They can both do magic and they spend their lives making things happen in the circus, competing with eachother without knowing who the other one is that they are competing against. The book has its up's and its down's. It is not one of those happy-sappy books where everything is a walk on clouds or anything, even the end can be discussed if it was good or bad and yet you feel as if this was the right thing that happened. This was how it should end. 
Another thing that I really loved where the times where you felt as if it were YOU walking through the circus because sometimes there would come these parts where it would say something like: "You are now walking through... and you push he curtain aside" - that is not actually from the book, but something like that, and it would make you feel as if you were really in the circus and seeing everything by yourself. 
A negative thing though was when the POV changed sometimes the year also did and at the beginning I got a big confused if something was happening before or after, or at the same time as the last POV. But the further I got in the book, the less it mattered. Overall I loved it and a year or more from now I will probably read it again because I think then it will be better than the first time. 



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