Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern~ (Book review)

Magic, Power, Love.
That is what The Night Circus is all about.

Let me just tell you that this story is not an easy read. There is 10+ points of views from different characters, including chapters where it's your point of view in the circus. This book is full of descriptions, A LOT of them.

So if you like beautiful descriptions then this book is for you.
To be honest this is one of the most fantastic descriptive books I have ever had the pleasure in reading. The way the words flow is breathtaking, and so perfect.

The story itself is about Celia and Marco who are two young magicians chosen to battle each other in a competition of magic. I italicized battle because they don't exactly battle in the normal sense. They both create magical tents in The Night Circus and try to out do each other.

''More than a carnival,'' Chandresh says.
''More than a circus, really, like no circus anyone has ever seen. Not a single large tent but a multitude of tents, each with a particular exhibition.
 No elephants or clowns. No, something more refined than that. Nothing commonplace.
This will be different, this will be an utterly unique experience, a feast for the senses."

The story is pretty complex since there's so much time skipping and multiple perspectives, it can get confusing to read at times. This isn't a book you could read really quickly and understand everything that happens, that being said it is worth reading because of how complex and of how enchanting the world in this book is.

I would tell you more about the plot but I don't want to spoil anything for you.

Story: 4.7/5
Writing: 5/5
Characters: 4.5/5
Overall: 5/5


Thanks for reading,

1 comment:

  1. Ahh, The Night Circus! It was a beautifully written book! I suddenly feel the urge to pick it up again and read it...
    Great review!~Erika @ Books, Stars, Writing. And Everything In Between.