The Night Circus

Author: Erin Morgenstern

Genre: Fantasy/Fiction/Fairy Tale Retelling

Series: None

Blog is By: Paige Newberry

Summary

Les Cirque des Rèves arrives without warning, no posters or announcements. It is just there, and then it is not. Full of wonders and magic it is open only when the moon is bright and the stars shine. But something far more sinister is happening behind the black and white tents. A game, a duel between sorcerers and one that is very menacing. The players are Celia and Marco, two talented magicians who tumble headfirst in love unbeknownst to them that only one can be left standing. Their love will set of a chain of alarming events, changing the lives of everyone in the circus so that they will never be the same. But, the real question is, can their love survive the dangerous game?

Pros

  •  The Circus: I thought the circus was the perfect setting for a magicians duel. I mean, any circuses purpose is to delight and preform “magic”. It almost reminds me of wonderland, with the tents and the little snippets of a normal person experiencing the circus. It has wonder and magic and the perfect place for two magicians.
  • Characters: I really liked Celia and Marco, and both of their point of views is different and exciting. We learn of how they were groomed and prepared all their lives just to participate in this game. And their romance develops naturally, well, as natural as they can get. I also like the threesome of Bailey, Poppet and Widget. They are all so unique and I really like how Poppet and Widget inspire Bailey to get off his parents farm, which he’s always hated.

Cons

  • Plot: The plot isn’t that bad its just not very unique. I’ve seen the exact same plot in multiple books, just with different characters. I like original plots and that’s hard to do, but still. This plot is getting a little old for me.

Overall this book was pretty good, and the setting totally stole the show. Thus I give this book four emoji stars out of six: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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