Book Review: The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern

 The circus arrives without warning.

No announcements precede it...

It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.

Le Cirque des Reves; a mysterious, travelling circus, opens at nightfall and closes at dawn.  An utterly unique and fantastical experience awaits each and every visitor to these towering, black and white striped tents. Each tent is unique, one filled with clouds, another with ice, as well as the usual acrobats, contortionists and fortune tellers one would expect to find in a circus such as this.  At the heart of this story is the tangled relationship between two young magicians, who become locked in a deadly duel, in which they are forced to test the very limits of the imagination, and of their love.

I sought out this book as I'd read so many great reviews over on Goodreads.

From the moment I began to read the first page, I was captivated. Each line made me want to know more, each page begged to be turned.  The end of each chapter beckoned me to read further still, until I found myself waking each morning with this wonderful tome clasped firmly in my grip, and I'd begin reading again, as soon as I was possibly able.

For me, this was truly unputdownable and I was intrigued to seek out more of Erin Morgenstern's novels.

The only negative comment I can write about this book, is that it ended all too soon.