I’ve been finding a lot of comfort in fiction lately and decided to re-read The Night Circus when I was in the mood for something whimsical and romantic. I first read The Night Circus back in 2013 but I’d forgotten almost everything about it and felt like I was discovering it all over again.
The story follows two young illusionists, Celia and Marco, bound together in a competition between the two rival magicians who trained them. The Night Circus or ‘La Cirque des Reves‘ becomes their battleground as they seek to find out who can create the most stunning illusions.
I was captivated from the very first page, drawn into a world full of illusionists, contortionists, acrobats, fortune tellers, costume designers, architects and clockmakers, and it’s full of sumptious descriptions of the costumes, food, perfomances and, of course, the illusions that Marco and Celia create. The plot is meandering but not uneventful or lacking in suspense or twists. I was enchanted by circus life, the competition and courtship between the protagonists, and I really didn’t want it to end.
The Night Circus is a delightful, whimsical and romantic story, and given that most of the story takes place at night is a perfect cosy, comfort read for long, dark winter evenings. Take care, and have a lovely week. X
4 thoughts on “The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern”
I have read this and remember really enjoying it. I think I do have it on my Kindle, which I have kind of forgotten I still own! X
We need comfort reading at the moment that’s for sure. I tried reading this but it was a bit noisy for me personally
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The first time I read it I enjoyed it but found it slow and disliked the ending, but loved it the second time. X
Brilliant review! I read the night circus recently and totally agree with how gorgeous the writing was. And the food!! I’d almost forgotten – a books never made me feel so hungry 😂 Here’s my review of it: https://hundredsandthousandsofbooks.blog/2021/02/10/the-night-circus/