The Night Circus

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


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.


This is the first adult novel I have ever read in my whole life and it was so good!

Le Cirque des Rêves brought a magical and mysterious feeling to the novel, it was a whole world on its own. This is a circus I’ve always dreamed about, it is spectacular and grand in gesture.

The world building was immense even if most of the world took place in the circus area with a bit of traveling. The descriptions were amazing, though sometimes it could be overly descriptive about things. My favorite thing about this book was the “Intermission” like pages between chapter breaks.

The Characters were very strong in each of their ways. My favorite characters would have to be the Murray twins, they were just overall the best-formulated characters, I enjoyed their presence and their powers were truly my favorite out of all the characters.

My reasoning behind not giving it a full five-star rating is because at times I was very confused with the time jumps, it went forward in the future and then back to the past. The past time jumps are to show you the things leading up to the event taking place in the future. Now normally I never have a hard time with that, but at some points, things weren’t thoroughly explained well enough to understand.

As this being my first adult novel, I actually really loved it and maybe I’ll start reading some more adult novels! But I will forever love young adult novels, nothing will ever compare.

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