In my many years of reading, I was never the one to invest my time in a science fiction, or a fantasy novel. The thought of reading about dragons, magic, or space never quite appealed to me. So when this year when I forced myself to break out of my comfort zone and read from those genres, I didn’t expect myself to enjoy The Night Circus as much as I did.
The Night Circus is about a mysterious yet a magical circus that is held by a competition between two illusionists, Marco Alisdiar and Celia Bowen. Training for the game all their lives, the two competitors never expected to fall in love with one another. The competition consists of a competitor making a move by adding a tent in the circus. But not just any tent. A tent where its contents must enchant and amaze the audience in a way where nothing else in the world could even compare to. As the circus grows to become more magical, it begins to catch the attention of people all around the world. As it also attracts more patrons, the dangers of the game becomes more evident, putting Marco and Celia’s loved ones in danger. Knowing fully that grave consequences could occur, Marco and Celia must act together to decide on the unknown future of the circus.
I’m a natural sucker for cute romantic stories and mind-blowing endings, and this book had the perfect combination of just those. The Night Circus is playful and mesmerizing in every way, and the intricate imagery used in the novel truly captivates the reader’s attention. This page turner makes you feel like as if you’re a part of the circus, and takes you away to a mystical place filled with incredible performances and eye-opening magic.
Book Review by Grace Choi