The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
Plot: The Night Circus is a circus that opens at nightfall, closes at dawn. It never advertises, just appears in a field in the outskirts of the city, overnight. Within the circus, there’s a competition between 2 magicians, a test of skill and strength. It’s full of magic and romance and fantasy, and it’s a perfect blend of the three, creating something truly magical. I don’t want to give too much detail because it is best to not really know much about it going in, through all the twists and turns.
My Comments: Overall, I really loved this book. It made me happy, sad, resentful, everything. But happy more than any other, which is always good. It’s the perfect mixture of a dramatic but lighthearted read, which is probably my most preferable type of book. From the top of my head, I don’t think there are any triggering topics within it, so it’s really suitable for anyone to read.
I will say, for the first 100 or so pages, I was a bit confused, as it jumps between years going backwards and forwards in time, but one I’d adjusted it became a lot more enjoyable. It’s useful to try and remember the date under the chapter name so you know if you’ve gone forwards or backwards, but it’s quite easy to gauge if you don’t anyway.
This book is everything I hoped it would be, and I will definitely be re-reading it either this year or next. I highly, highly recommend it.
Rating: 5 stars