It was a shame I didn’t have the chance to drink this book all in one sitting, because I feel it would have been so much more delicious. I have to say, it was pretty tasty anyway.
I loved Night Circus for its detail, which was done so perfectly that I didn’t feel the need to scan past any of it. It was beautifully written. Erin Morgensterns way with words is genius. I had such a clear and precise picture in my mind of each of the characters and their clothing and their surroundings. In times past, I’ve read a few authors who write on and on about all the little details and I have had to skip, sometimes pages, of a book to get to the meat of the story. I didn’t have to do that with this book. It was essential to read every detail. Which may be why I took so long to finish it, I did not want to rush my way through it and miss something, much like the “Reveurs” in the story.
The only problem I did have with Night Circus was the time jumping. It was difficult for me to keep track of what year it was and not knowing why I needed all these different dates confused me, until the end. The book was written the way it needed to be written in order for the plot to unfold properly. It was incredible, but really hard to follow when I had to take an extended break from reading.
Celia and Marco were such endearing characters, and the only small complaint that I have is that I feel like they needed more time together throughout the book to solidify their relationship, and their attraction. With that minor exception, it was wonderfully written. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a luxurious fantasy-filled novel, with colorful, wonderfully constructed characters.
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