Reading level: Adult
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Size: 400 pages
Release Date: September 13, 2011
Stand Alone or Series: Stand Alone
Source: eGalley from Publisher
Rating: 5/5 stars
I got an eGalley of this book from the publisher for review. This was an absolutely magical book. It was beautiful and wondrous; a story that absolutely captured my imagination and drew me in.
The Night Circus, Le Cirque des Rêves, is magical and mysterious. It appears completely set up and is only open at night. Sometimes the things that take place inside it are a bit too magical. What the innocent circus attendee doesn’t know is that the Night Circus is actually an arena for a competition going on between two magicians. Celia and Marcus have been forced to study magic from a very young age; their masters used very different methods of teaching. Then the masters bound Celia and Marcus into a competition to prove which student was the best.
Overall this was just a fabulous book. I really enjoyed every little last thing about it. The plot was intricate, the description beautiful, and just such a creative idea. The atmosphere of the book is magical and mysterious throughout, but always engaging and easy to read. Marcus and Celia are very engaging characters who are easy to love, they travel an interesting path together. I really think everyone should give this book a read. It is the type of book that should appeal to a wide audience and is appropriate for young adult and older. If you love magic and mystery in a historical setting this is definitely a must read. I will be watching out for future books from Morgenstern.