Review of “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern


I have no idea how to rate this book. I still am not sure how I felt about it. I am going to leave this blank for now and think about it.


A circus that arrives without warning. One minute it is not there, and the next it has arrived. A battle between two legendary magicians is at the center of the story: Celia and Marco. They both have been training for something (they are kept in the dark) major. The reader finds out that this is a game where only one of them will be alive. But as they are finding out what their fates will be, they fall in love.

My Thoughts:

I have to first say that the plot is so interesting. This has been on my TBR list for so long. It is not my typical genre that I read. But I was drawn to it.

I thought that the beginning was interesting, but then I started to lose interest by the middle of the book. I thought that the transitions between characters and time were confusing at times.

I really enjoyed reading the descriptions of the circus. Her writing style is very descriptive. I read it through audio and the physical book. I was going back and forth between the two. I really enjoyed the audiobook a lot better. It felt more magical to me. I think that if I kept reading it with the physical book, I would have DNF’ed it.

I did not connect with the characters either. I did not feel anything for them. Maybe this book needed the POVs of Celia and Marco to really get in their heads. I just did not feel that connection.

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