The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern has been on my to-read list for quite some time and I’m glad I finally got to read it. I’m not sure how to describe it, but it felt like an elegant dreamy fairy tale with detailed and very imaginative magical scenes.
The book is about a circus called Le Cirque des Rêves that opens at sunset and closes at sunrise with magical black and white tents and a lot of mystery surrounding it. People never notice when the circus arrives only when they see the tents all set up and they never notice when it leaves except by the tents not being there anymore. The story follows two main characters Marco and Celia who have been forced by their tutors to compete in a game that tests their magical abilities and they end up falling in love.
The story goes back and forth in a couple of different timelines that’s easy to follow. The writing is elegant and the characters are well defined and I enjoyed reading about them. I didn’t feel that Marco and Celia were the only “main” characters, the rest each seemed to have their spotlight at different times within the story.
This is a book I highly recommend reading and I also think it’s one of those books you’d like to give as a gift.