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Reviewed by Megan Saldecki

The Night Circus was unlike any novel I’ve ever read. The imagery seemed to take precedence over the plot, but unlike other reviewers, I didn’t feel like it overpowered.

The characters were just as wonderful as the descriptions, each coming alive while I read. There wasn’t one character I didn’t like and not one character that felt underdeveloped. I applaud Erin Morgensterm for creating something that not very many authors can accomplish.

Celia in particular was such a great character and I loved being able to watch her grow up. It seems like she had to be so strong to keep everything balanced and you could really see what a toll it took on her. I loved the kindess Morgensterm put into her character.

Marco was so very dreamy and such a great match for Celia. Their romance scenes were scarce, but accurate to the time period. Definitely a more sweet romance than a hot and heavy one, but I preferred it this way. The tents and rooms in the Labyrinth that they make for each other are gorgeously described. If a guy made me a garden out of nothing but ice, I’d certainly fall in love with him.

I went into The Night Circus not expecting much from the plot, but I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it was deeper and better developed than other reviews led me to believe. I didn’t feel the game was dangerous, though, until the end chapters, which bothered me a bit. I would have liked just a little more emphasis on the danger aspect.

Overall, I absolutely loved The Night Circus. I felt like I was walking through the circus myself and writing the chapters in second person was such a phenomenal idea. I highly recommend you go into this novel with no preconceived notions to get the most out of the wonderful plot. This is definitely a book that will be added to my favorites list.

Rating: 5/5

Meghan is a 18-year-old book blogger. She likes to read and write in her spare time and would like to become a published author one day. She plans on going to college soon.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Doubleday. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.