The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern

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Title: The Night Circus

Author: Erin Morgenstern

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Available on Kindle.

The circus arrives without warning.  

–                    No announcements precede it.                    –

It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.

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A magical and beautifully crafted story which brings the vibrant circus performances right before my eyes.  I was simply mesmerised with stories of the Contortionist, the Illusionist and the Ice Garden to name a few.

Set in Victorian London, Le Cirque du Reves (The Circus of Dreams) is merely the arena for a challenge to the death between two young magicians.  Pawns of two ancient rivals, Celia and Marco were raised and trained for a challenge, the details of which were completely shrouded.  Before we know it, the fame of the circus soon attracts a faithful following of ‘Reveurs’ – dedicated followers of the circus.  Members of the circus itself soon discover that they will never age, never get sick and never die – those who question the ‘irregularities’ of the circus are then subtly eliminated.

The Night Circus is simply one of those book where once you read the first line, you will find it impossible to put down.  Weaving its way through your thoughts and dreams, this book is written in shifting timescales and locations, allowing you the liberty to fill in the gaps with your imagination.  The vivid descriptions of what holds inside the circus tents, the dreamy illustration of the dislocated reality, The Night Circus is a book that I will re-read again and again, just to indulge in being a ‘Reveur’.

Life takes us to unexpected places sometimes.

–                           The future is never set in stone,                           –

remember that.

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