The cover of this book was what first caught my attention, but the story is what held it until the very end. Though the story is complete, after putting it down I remember wishing there was a sequel. I quickly missed the black-and-white, mysterious and magical world that was the Night Circus. The story starts with an ongoing feud between too magicians, similar to the Prestige, a movie starring Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman, but it evolves into a Romeo & Juliet love story between their children. Two people who are destined to carry on the feud their “fathers” began years before. The book is ripe with side stories, some of which focus around objects instead of people. The story of the clock that stands in the middle of the circus was my favorite. It has a history all its own. I highly recommend this book.
“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.”
― Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
Reviewed by: Ashley Eklof, Head Librarian