“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.”
It’s just so pretty!
In the world of the night circus, magic is real. But rather than use it to slay dragons or defeat evil, our two leading enchanters use it to perform. Engaged in an age old battle of abilities the magicians no longer compete one to one, but show off their skills by training up apprentices and having them try to out do each other in a kind of competition. This time the competition takes place at the Night Circus, an arena of sorts that tours the world, showing off the magical displays that are conjured up for the entertainment of a public who can’t get enough of it’s lavish spectacle, and neither could I.
A wonderfully visual book, but rather lacking in actual plot. I did quite enjoy reveling in the imagery of it though, sometimes it’s nice to read at a slower pace, enjoying the scenery so to speak rather than racing through the pages desperate to find out what happens next. Morgenstern takes her time to develop her dreamlike scenery to the point that you can almost feel like you’re there. An excellent reading experience and feat of descriptive writing.