Author: Erin Morgenstern
Publication: September 13th, 2011
Source: Local Library
Read: August 28th-September 3rd
Summary (from Goodreads):
The Night Circus is a book that has literally been on my tbr list forever and I would have continued to put off The Night Circus if Booksplosion didn't choose it for their August book of the month. Another cool fact is that this is Erin Morgenstern first and only novel and she wrote the first draft of this novel during nanowriomo. Before I start my review I do have to admit I had my doubts about this book. I debated put it down about 50 pages in. I will let you know in advance I'm glad I didn't.
I have to talk about the writing first. This book had beautiful writing. I also believe this book offer so much more depth than any book I have read in a while. The important part of The Night Circus is that it is not so much about the characters, but the world and the ambiance of the Circus. I fell in love with the atmosphere of the circus although it could be quite dark at times.
I did have a few problems with this book such as the lack of plot lines, and the challenge being poorly explained. I was frustrated at times because I didn't understand what the challenge entailed and how Celia and Marco were ever supposed to escape it. I did find the book to be slow at the beginning, which is why it took a while to get into for me. I was okay with the level of romance in this novel, but I would have been okay with more also.
My favorite characters in this book were Poppet, Widget, Bailey, and Celia. I really enjoyed learning more about their lives as I learned more about the circus. The magic of this novel was beautiful as is the writing and that reason inside its own makes it. This book is like no other book I have read before and although I don't think it would be for everybody I enjoyed it. I'm glad I finally read this book.