Book #59: The Night Circus

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is a fantasy novel about Le Cirque des Rêves, a graveling Circus Open only at night. The Circus appears in a town like magic and disappears just as quickly. Patrons find acts beyond their wildest dreams that push the boundaries of reality. But the Circus is not just for entertainment – it’s a venue for Marco and Celia, two magicians, to stage their skill and endurance in a competition that not only determines their future but the fate of everyone connected to the circus. I did not hate this book, it wasn’t awful, but it also wasn’t good. I didn’t care about it once I finished it; I couldn’t even remember the main characters names, that’s how little I connected with this book. The plot was confusing and drawn out way too long. The characters were flat with no emotional resonance with the reader. The writing style was choppy, each chapter jumped to a different point of view, making it hard to feel like you ever get settled in the novel. Honestly, I’m not sure why I bothered finishing it except that I’m stubborn and rarely quit books. This was a bestseller and people love it, though I have no idea why.

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