Book Review: The Night Circus

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Le Cirque de Reves arrives without notice. It is a circus like nobody has seen, opening at dusk and closing at dawn. Beyond the gates, black and white tents beckon patrons to enter.

Behind all the show of the circus, a competition is underway. Celia and Marco were bound in the game at a young age. They prepared their magic most of their adolescent life. Both control portions of the circus trying to out shine the other.

As the circus continues, Celia and Marco fall in love with each other. Love was not meant transpire between the two and now the fate of the whole circus is at stake.

This is not a book I had set out to read. In fact I happened upon this book while I was looking for a new audiobook to listen to while driving back and forth from work. When I saw that a few of my Goodread friends also wanted to read the book, I figured it must be worth the read.

The audiobook was great to listen to. The narrator had a great voice that kept me captivated. However, after finishing the book, I feel like physically reading the book would put me more in the middle of things. Either way you choose to read it, you just must read it.

This book wraps you up in it and keeps you there until the very end. The writing paints a picture, or better yet a dream like state that you can't help but fall into while reading. It creates a place that is full of wonder and mystery, a place like any other than I've imagined.

It is about a circus, but not about a circus.
It is a love story, but not a book about love.
It is full of magic that continues to live in you after you've long put the book down.

Run, don't walk and get this book as soon as you possibly can!


  1. I'll have to add this to me to-read list!! :)

    I can't do audiobooks that I haven't already read or I can't follow them, haha. My mind will wander. I listened to The Fault in Our Stars during one of my long runs during marathon training, and that worked really well because I had already read the book... so when my mind wandered, I could just pick back up and know what was going on, haha.

  2. I do agree that audio books make it a little easier to space out! I had to rewind the tape a few times because I started thinking about something else. But I love them because I can drive or work on cross stitching or run while I'm still "reading" my book!

  3. This is definitely going on my list!