Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Review

Name: Night Circus
Publisher: Doubleday
Release Date: September 13, 2011
387 pages

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RĂªves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.
-Goodreads

My Review:
When I first started this book..I was really really into it!! Halfway through, however, I hit a road block and it was really heard for me to finish this book!

At the start I was really interested in the magic and the mythology of the Night Circus! I really wanted to learn more about the Circus and more about Celia and Marco.
The one thing that really bothered me about this book was that it was so confusing!! There were way to many flashbacks, flash forwards and I couldn't keep up. Also, there were too many characters for me to keep up!!
I did really like the forbidden romance between Celia and Marco and how they interact with different characters.

Overall, while there were certain points to this book that I really liked, I was unfortunately confused and it was hard for me to read at times.


My Rating: Three out of Five Stars

13 comments:

Tristan said...

See the thing I really liked about the book was the flashback and the flashforwards but I can see how they would get confusing! Sorry to hear that it was hard for you to read because I truly loved all the imagery in the book and all of the different ideas that the author had for the different tents!

Lalaine said...

Oh noe so sorry to hear that, I have this on my tbr waiting to be read. HMm I think ill have to read it some other time then. Great review Sarah.x

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Jess said...

Yeah, this book starts of fast and moves a little slow. It was so confusing to me at first but I liked.

Chrissie (Once Upon a Series) said...

I have read some good reviews of this book before but I've been unsure whether I would like it or not. I think this has just been moved down a few more places in my TBR list! Great review :)

Sarah@Catching Books said...

The imagery was really well done..this one just wasn't for me!!

Sarah@Catching Books said...

Thanks!! I was unsure about this one as well and I decided to give it a go!! Unfortunately it wasn't for me :(

Sarah@Catching Books said...

Thanks :)

sonia said...

I've read similar reviews. That it's really good at first and then gets very confusing and long-winded. Not sure if I'll read this one.

Sarah@Catching Books said...

Yeah I was just too confused to be able to get into this one!! Thanks for the comment though!! :)

YA Book Queen said...

It definitely got confusing quite a bit, with all the flashbacks. But the magic was still absolutely lovely :)

Great honest review!

Celine said...

I really wanted to read this book but I just can't find the right time to read it. I've been hearing great things about this book. I'm glad you still read this book!! Awesome review, Sarah! :)

Caroline said...

I'm sorry you found it confusing :( I've heard some really good things about it though, so I think I'll try it anyway

meg1124 said...

This is the first review I have read on this book...I guess I'll pick one up later because I'm not very good at following jumps...

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