Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Review: The Night Circus
By Erin Morgenstern
Genre Adult Fiction Fantasy
Two magicians, a duel, a magical circus and an epic love.
The circus arrives without warning.
I think I'm the last person in the world to read this book. At least the last person in the bookish world. I tried reading it five years ago but I was on a European cruise at the time and in the throes of twitterpation with my husband (then, boyfriend) and it just wasn't happening. I knew I needed to give it another try and it seemed like now was as good a time as any.
I must say I'm not sure what everyone saw in this one. As you can see by my rating I didn't hate it, I thought it was quite beautiful discovering all the circus's magic but I found it slow. And don't have a problem with slow books. Not everything needs to be fast paced and frantic but I do need a plot in all that slowness and the plot was almost non existent in this one. I felt like we were supposed to be invested in Marco and Celia's relationship but I was far more into Bailey and Poppet's.
So, yeah, I was hoping to love it not just be luke warm about it. I needed more story and less instalove.
Should you read it
You haven't? Um, OK. Sure.