The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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In the world of
science fiction fantasy books, I seldom find one that I enjoy. I admit,
it's not my cup of tea, but I'm discovering that if it's as well written
and original as The Night Circus, it doesn't matter how its
The Night Circus has all the elements of a fantastic
book. It's well written, the characters are luminous, and the plot is
so compelling it keeps you reading until the end. With that said, it's
the originality of the story that is the biggest gem in this work. The
book creates a world where magic is "real" but must be kept safe at the
night circus because there, it can be presented to the world as an
Magic weaves its way through the lives of this cast of
characters wreaking havoc, while maintaining an element of reality
because these characters still ask the questions we all do - Who am I?
Why am I here? What is my place in this world? What is going to happen
to me in the future?
The most wonderful element in this book is
the age old theme that "love conquers all." Even though The Night Circus
has a cast of characters that are both manipulated by magic and
manipulators of magic, in the end, even the most powerful of these
cannot control love.