I just finished a novel that had been highly recommended to me ten times over. This novel is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I have a huge to-read list, so I kept pushing this particular novel down my list but I'm so glad I am finally able to check it off!
I had no clue what to expect when starting this novel and at first was a little confused because the storyline jumps around so much in different times and different characters. By the end of the novel, everything was tied together and finally made sense.
The setting of this story is the mysterious Le Cirque de Reves, a circus that suddenly appears all over the world, and disappears just as suddenly. There are numerous tents inside the circus, all containing acts that no one has ever seen before. The Night Circus is truly magical, because it is the setting of a competition between two great illusionists. These illusionist, Celia and Marco were locked in to this competition before they became grown adults by their teachers and now must battle until only one is left standing.
There are so many great characters in this novel, my favorites were the twins who were born the circus's opening night. However, every character has their own distinct personality and I thought each of them were thoroughly entertaining.
One tips I would give to anyone reading The Night Circus, which I wish had been given to me is pay attention to the dates at the beginning of each chapter. The story changes timelines quite a bit, bouncing back and forth from one storyline to another, all dealing with the circus but the timelines don't meet up until the end of the book. At first I was confused by this, but I think if I had paid better attention to the dates it would have been far easier to understand what happened when.
I highly recommend this book! =)
As for what's on my to-read list…here's a sneak peek!
- The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series ( Shiver, Linger and Forever) by Maggie Stiefvater
- Panic by Lauren Oliver
- Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
- The Siren by Kiera Cass
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
- The Kill Order by James Dashner
- The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
- The Fault in our Stars by John Green
Any recommendations? What is on your to-read list?!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!