66 – The Night Circus – By Erin Morgenstern

Here is what the Goodreads summary says about this book.

“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.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.”

I’m not 100% sure how to spell out my thoughts on this book. I thought it was beautifully written and I enjoyed listening to the audiobook. The story had me confused in some areas, but not to the point where I didn’t know what was going on.

I really liked all of the characters and the story they told.  Celia and Marco were so…I don’t even know.  I just loved them.

The circus itself was very cool. I can’t even imagine walking through a circus like it. I loved all of the different facets to it and how it came to be.

I would have chosen a different ending, but I wasn’t disappointed with the ending Morgenstern wrote. It fit and brought it all together. So I can’t really complain.

All in all, I thought it was a good book and would definitely recommend it.  I would LOVE to see this book turned into a movie.  I think it would be fascinating!

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