The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern

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The circus arrived without warning

No announcements precede it...

It is simply there, when yesterday it was not


If that blurb doesn't make you want to go and pick up this book I am not sure what else this review can do but I'll give it a try! The first thing I want to talk about, as it is what really stuck with me and am still thinking about even though I finished this a week ago now, is how beautiful Erin Morgenstern's writing is. Her descriptions of the circus are wonderful and I found myself constantly wish I was in the story just so I could see for myself how amazing it is. I kept thinking whether or not this would make a good film as, whilst there is so much imagery and it would make a stunning picture, would anyone be able to do it justice? I am always hearing of people who highlight or pick out quotes they love whenever they read but I have never been one people who find amazing quotes that just have to be written down, but again The Night Circus has changed that with so many lines that are beautifully written and had to be noted. 

I read it over a period of 3-4 days which is something I would really recommend you do just because it is very slow paced. Now that is not to say there wasn't a lot happening, as believe me there was, but Morgenstern has such a descriptive way of writing and there is not a sense of urgency in her work. Normally, I am not a big fan of slow paced book, although I think I am becoming more accustomed to them as I get older, but with The Night Circus I still felt enraptured by the story line and kept on wanting to read. There were moments that I put it down and got distracted with other things, but I always came back to it pretty quickly which says something about the book in itself. 

As a general overview of the plot, without giving too much away, it is about a circus which only comes out at night... so that was pretty much a given but there is also so much more to it than just a circus. It centres mainly around the two characters, Celia and Marco, who were chosen to play a game against each other when they were children, and they were brought up in preparation. But, you never really know what this game is about as even Celia and Marco are left in the dark and you find out bits and pieces along the way with them throughout the book. Another aspect I love is how Morgenstern doesn't just stick with the two characters but also goes into the lives of all the other people involved in the circus and how they all weave in together. Again sometimes I don't like this as you lose the connection to the characters and whilst this may have happened slightly here, it didn't have any negative impact in the overall book and I still thoroughly enjoyed it!

So I am pretty sure you can guess that I would really recommend this to anyone who wants to read it! It is such a unique and beautifully written book you can't go wrong! What have you guys been reading recently? I am currently in between book so need a new recommendation!


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4 comments

  1. I really need to start reading more often, I forget how much I love it! This book sounds amazing, I've actually not heard of the other before, but her writing sounds incredible!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush♡

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    1. I went though a phase when I barley read at all but as soon as I broke it and started reading again I can't stop! I love finding new books I haven't heard of so I am so glad I could recommend this to you!

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  2. This book was soooo goood!!! So dream-like!

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    1. I know! Perfect way to describe it! x

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