Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus - also called the Circus of Dreams - is the site of a competition between two magicians - Celia and Marco - who are bound to each other as children.  As they struggle to determine the rules of the competition, they create a fantastical circus.  I enjoyed the creative story and the descriptive writing style.  It kept me guessing.  But, as other reviewers have noted, the character development was a little lacking, especially for the two main characters.  I also thought the ending was sort of confusing - you need to pay attention to the dates and I found myself needing to flip back to figure out where I was in the timeline.  People have compared this to Harry Potter and I don't think that is accurate at all.  The Night Circus was an entertaining, creative, well-written book, but not the next Harry Potter.

Read: February 2012 via Kindle

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