Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Night Circus

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern  384 pp.

A mysterious circus appears in random places with no warning. It is a fantastic collection of intriguing performances that is only open at night. But the circus is only a background for a competition between magicians. Celia and Marco are pitted against each other in a magical battle to the death set up by Celia's magician father and his magical rival who plucked Marco from an orphanage to train. Both of the young people have been well trained in the use of magic. But, of course, they fall in love which makes the fight to the death impossible for both. This book got mixed reviews and I am on the fence about it. There is much here to like. But the story often drags and the love story is predictable.

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