The circus arrives without warning.
No announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards, no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.
In the late 19th century, two ageing magicians pit their young apprentices against each other in a challenge of illusions. Their stage: Le Cirque des Rêves, a circus unlike any other, that takes place at night. But the apprentices soon find themselves caught in a web that even they cannot trick their way out of.
In The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern has created a fantastical playground unlike any other. Thanks to her unique style of storytelling, interspersing a second-person narrative of your very own circus visit, throughout the book, she is able to fully immerse the reader into the mystical, fantastical, and often dark, world of the circus.
While the plot itself is somewhat thin on the ground, Morgenstern more than makes up for it in imagination, and by the final page there is nothing you’ll want more than a visit to Le Cirque des Rêves.
You’ll like this if you liked: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman