The Night Circus, review

Title: The Night Circus  Author: Erin Morgenstern

Synopsis: “The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.”

The circus opens at nightfall, the black and white tents opens their doors and the caramel popcorns spreading their scent, the illusionist starts her performance and the fortune teller is putting up her cards.

But the circus is also mysterious, dark and filled with secrets. What does the scare, shaped like a ring on the future tellers finger really means? Why isn´t anyone aging? Who is the man in the grey suit? And who will survive until the end?

The Night Circus is that mysterious place between dreaming and awake that both makes you scared and happy. It´s that fairy tale that you never dared to hear when you were a kid.

Review: This morning I turned the last few pages in The Night circus, I read the last few words in it, the last few letters and you have no idea how much I loved it.

But before I start talking about all the things I loved with it, I just want to tell you that this book is NOT the perfect choice if you´re looking for a fast paced, thrilling book. The Night Circus is actually quite slow and it took me quite a long time to finish it. BUT, it´s worth it.

The writing is probably the most amazing thing ever, I´ll show you some quotes from the book, just so you fully understand how amazing it is:

“Only the ship is made of books, its sails thousands of overlapping pages, and the sea it floats upon is dark black ink.”

“Someone needs to tell those tales. When the battles are fought and won and lost, when the pirates find their treasures and the dragons eat their foes for breakfast with a nice cup of Lapsang souchong, someone needs to tell their bits of overlapping narrative. There’s magic in that. It’s in the listener, and for each and every ear it will be different, and it will affect them in ways they can never predict. From the mundane to the profound. You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone’s soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows what they might do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift. Your sister may be able to see the future, but you yourself can shape it, boy. Do not forget that… there are many kinds of magic, after all.”

Do you understand what I mean now? I think so.

The whole book have this atmosphere that made you fell like you were there, you could feel the scents of caramel and popcorns, you could hear the sound of music in the background, you could feel the coldness of the ice garden and see all the candles in the wishing three. It felt like like you were a part of the book, that you were at all there places as well. And isn´t that every authors goal?

Stars: ★★★★✯ 4.5/5 stars


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