BOOK REVIEW: The Night Circus

This is the ultimate #ThrowbackThursday for me. I read this book back when I was a student but I loved it so much I couldn’t not write about it. Just thinking about it’s magic has made me want to pick it up and immerse myself in it all over again. If you need me, you know where I’ll be…

The Plot…

The Night Circus is a magical travelling circus that arrives without warning, pitching up in fields across 19th Century England. No announcements precede it, it’s just there, when yesterday it wasn’t. Step inside it’s black and white striped tents for an experience like no other. Oh and one other thing, Le Cirque des Reves is only open at night.

Behind the scenes of this magical world however is a fierce competition between young magicians Celia and Marco. Both have been trained since childhood purposely to battle it out in the circus. What they don’t know, however, is that in the end only one of them can live. Marco and Celia soon find themselves falling in love, with their actions leaving everyone from the performers to the patrons in mortal danger.

The Review…

For starters this book looks good. I’ll admit that it’s oh so pretty cover was what attracted it to me in the first place because let’s be honest, who isn’t a sucker for a good looking front cover?

Although I’m more than a bit partial to a good psychological thriller sometimes it’s good to mix it up a bit, which is exactly where The Night Circus comes in. A solid mix of romance and magic what I loved about this more than the plot was the characters. From the circus acts to it’s fans from around the world every character was intricately written meaning I couldn’t even begin to pick my favourite.

This is definitely a book that you need to concentrate on. Much like super bae J K Rowling did with Harry Potter, Erin Morgenstern creates a whole new world with a plot so detailed if you zone off for some much as one paragraph you’ll be lost.

When you utter the word magic you could be forgiven for thinking this is all spells and witches but this is magic of another kind. Mysterious and intricate, enthralling and romantic the world of Le Cirque des Reves will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page.



  1. October 30, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    I always recommend this book to people who want something entertaining and enthralling, but not too serious, if that makes sense! So far, almost everyone has loved it!

  2. November 5, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    I’m not normally a fan of this genre of book but this sounds great! Sounds like it would be a great Christmas holiday read, definitely going to pick it up. Totally agree that the cover is really pretty.

    Emma | Reverie de Paris

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