book review: the night circus.

the last book, {the end of your life book club}, restored my love of reading.

this book, {the night circus}, brought back the magic.

much like song lyrics, the words in a book never change ..yet each time they are read an original opinion is formulated, a new lesson learned. it means something slightly different to each person it meets.

happy place the night circus at barnes and noble

I was as engrossed in the pages, as the characters were in le cirque des rêves/the circus of dreams.

simply put {the night circus} is a tale of star-crossed lovers. brought together by magic and a competition they were bound to at a young age. the twists & turns are plentiful. and the love story leaves you wanting more. in a good way.

as I closed the book, I sat there thinking, “what just happened?”. the story is a whirlwind. and somehow, in my mind, I concluded..the underlying theme is a beautiful love story.

“I chose him to contrast her, and to complement. perhaps I chose too well.”

two people destined to be together. all odds against them. overcoming every obstacle in their way. all in the name of love.

I could very well be crazy. but that’s what I took from it. [if I’m crazy, leave me in my la-la-land. I visit so infrequently]. there’s nothing wrong with diving head first into a fantasy-fiction, and coming out calling it a fairy tale. right? 

have you read? what’d you think? any fairy tale-like qualities jumping out at you?

if you haven’t read, but are in search of a good book to get lost in ..give {the night circus} a try.

now go to {The Thread Affect} – read megan’s review!


we’d love to have you join us for our next #bloggerbookclub read. which is ..

the great gatsby

get it {here}. and start this weekend – I am!


happy thursday.

see you tomorrow for ‘the week in photos’ :)



About chelset

Born and raised Iowan ..uprooting my life and moving to the big city. Many adjustments will be made along the way ..but what's life without some risk?
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5 Responses to book review: the night circus.

  1. meneksh says:

    Oh you read it!! YAY! I was super happy when I read this post, it’s an awesome review!
    And it made total sense, you really did describe the experience perfectly :) I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Will be sharing this post :) I’m so cross I didn’t see this sooner, I had a really bad February and have just kinda been hibernating. Yay for books though, I got through 9 in Feb, not even 1 so far in March! :-/

    • chelset says:

      thank you so, so much for the recommendation. I sincerely loved ‘the night circus’. it was a true escape. and the most beautiful love story. sometimes the way a book makes you feel is hard to describe with words – so I am glad my review made sense! I can relate to hibernating – I did for a week [+ some] in february. glad you’re back! xo :)

  2. Ashley says:

    I love your review of The Night Circus. You described the experience of reading the book perfectly =)
    I loved it and I want to read it again.

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