The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Oh my goodness. Erin Morgenstern, where have you been all my life?
The Night Circus, folks, is a flight of fantasy on the back of a steampunk raven. I feel like everything I could say about it would be a spoiler, but I will say this: everything that happens within the circus had my heart shrieking "YES! I want to go! I want a ticket! I'm a reveur!" Every tent was brilliantly imagined, and it is every child's fantasy of what a circus SHOULD be: magical, with no harsh edges or artifice. It naturally was magic, because two magicians maintained the illusory quality of it.
Great. I think I just spoiled a bit of it.
At any rate, read this book. I can't say it often enough: READ. THIS. BOOK.
Why only 4 stars, you ask? Well . . .the ending. And I won't go into details about that, but it seemed rushed. Maybe it was just that I didn't want to climb down off the back of that steampunk raven yet. I'm even dressed in black and white today in tribute.
So, let's review: Steampunk, magic, a circus, romance . . .what else could you POSSIBLY ask for?
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