Fantasy (Teen), Fiction, YA Fiction

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2015 has been such a crazy ride for me with a hell of a lot of ups and downs. I don’t know what 2016 has in store but I know that reading more books is definitely one of my top priorities! With that being said, what better way to kick off the new year than by writing a review?

When Celia is sent to her father, Prospero the magician, she could never have imagined that it would be the first step in her journey of becoming an illusionist. Prospero is not a mere magician who dabbles in tricks; he can manipulate and change the very core of an object. And this power has been passed on to Celia. Unbeknownst to her, Celia is entered into a challenge with no defined rules, where she will be pitted against an opponent who will be trained by another magician.
Marco is an orphan that is plucked from his shabby orphanage by a mysterious man identifiable only by his grey suit and cane. For years, he studies and trains to become a master illusionist for a battle he knows nothing about.
As Celia and Marco grow in their talents, they will be drawn closer together through the creation of the Night Circus. It is a circus unlike all others, with its ability to tempt all of the senses and fill every spectator with wonder. No one will be prepared for the final competition. Not even Celia and Marco.

This novel is beautifully crafted with exquisite details. Every aspect of the training process, every single design feature of the circus is highlighted and it all serves to make the setting come alive. I love the way that different characters play into the story and I especially enjoyed reading little snippets from their viewpoints. There were parts that seemed to drag on a bit but it was worth the push. I really enjoyed reading this novel and it is definitely on my list of favorites. Overall, a great way to start off my year!

Happy reading and happy new year ~

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