Night Circus Book Review
March 9, 2016 By:Hunter Watson
by Emily Daniels
Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
From the very first sentence this book grabs you and doesn’t let go until the very last words are spoken. This is a book about one circus and the magic, mystery and fierce competition that surround it.
This book is extremely descriptive and beautifully written. It shows a different side of circuses. One not with cotton candy, dancing elephants and clowns but, one with undiscovered secrets, magic tents and ancient secrets.
This book is very different from other books out there. There is not always action and excitement but I promise you that it is worth the read. It is a totally different style of writing, but that is what makes it so good and helps it stand out in the world of books.
The main plot of the story follows two magicians forced into an ancient competition of which they do not know the rules or how to win. Tons of other stories unfold around theirs, making this book infinitely interesting.
This book is set in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in magical cities such as New York, London, Paris and more. The settings and time period just add to the beauty and mystery of this book.
The author did an amazing job of blending fantasy with reality so while you are reading this book you feel as though as you are really standing in the circus.
Overall this book is a new refreshing book. Go into it ready to have your outlook changed and with an open mind. It is not like anything else so it is a big change to read but it is so worth it.
First sentences: “The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown billboards, no mentions in local newspapers. It is simply there when yesterday it was not.”
That alone should make you want to read the book.