Title: The Night Circus
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Published By: Vintage Books, Random House
Publication Date: September 13th 2011
Format: Paperback“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. The black sign, painted in white letters that hangs upon the gates, reads:
Opens at Nightfall
Closes at Dawn As the sun disappears beyond the horizon, all over the tents small lights begin to flicker, as though the entirety of the circus is covered in particularly bright fireflies. When the tents are all aglow, sparking against the night sky, the sign appears:
Le Cirque des Reves
The Circus of DreamsNow the circus is open.
Now you may enter.”
The Night Circus has been sat on my bookshelf for such a long time now. I’ve been wanting to start it for ages but it’s a thick book and it wasn’t something that I wanted to start in the middle of school. I wanted to make sure that I had the time to really appreciate the writing since I had heard so many good things. I’m so, so glad that I waited to read this.
There were parts of this book that felt poetic to me in the way that it was written. Everything just seemed to flow so well and I didn’t get bored of the writing. The Night Circus doesn’t contain a lot of speech which I can sometimes find a little dull. When I read books like that, I get put off by the chunks of text. The Night Circus didn’t have that effect on me though and I really did appreciate all of the description that was put into the book.
To be completely honest, for a good part of the book, I wasn’t entirely sure where the plot was going to lead. To some extent, I did like that. It gave the book more of a sense of mystery. I thought it was really smart how everything eventually wove together to bring into the last chapter.
It was book that had me hooked for start to finish and I wish that it hadn’t of ended. I was drawn into the magic of The Night Circus and I would love for it to be a real place I could go to!
Rating: 5 Stars