Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern ❤❤❤❤/5
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.
The Night Circus was full of imagery and the way that Morgenstern wrote had me transported into the world. While reading I could imagine myself in the circus and the way people looked like. I love books like this because it is sort of like seeing a little movie in your head while you read.
The plot overall was good and it was unique; I honestly have not read another book like this and that was refreshing. The book was slow at some parts but there were twists and turns in the plot that kept me reading even when it was slow. The whole idea of the circus being a stage for the duel was interesting and the ending was definitely not what I expected.
The characters were amazing and each brought something unique to the book. The main characters, Celia and Marco, were such strong characters and their romance was exactly what I wanted. Yes it was a bit insta lovey but that actually did not bother me at all in this book. The side characters were great as well and were a big part of the book just as the main characters were.
The only thing that kind of bothered me, but only for a while, was that the time period kept changing. Some chapters were from the past and some from the future and at times it kind of confused me and I would have to double check chapter titles to see where I was in time.
Overall this book was so magical and fun to read and I definitely recommend it to others!