Some people say you should not judge the book by its cover, I disagree. I picked this book at the charity shop purely because of the cover and was not disappointed. The Night Circus is a very enchanting book with interesting fantasy elements and it creates a small pocket-world within our reality. It is full of magic, romance and imagination in the Victorian times.
The story is quite simple in main lines – two powerful magicians enter their students into a binding competition, where they have to prove their abilities. To make this competition more challenging than ever before, they chose the Night Circus to become the arena for presenting competitors’ skills. The students, Celia and Marco, are trained very differently, but non of them fully understands the rules of the game. They just have to do their best to impress their masters. With time, “Le Cirque des Reves” becomes very special for both of them and for many other people who are involved with the circus or have become true admirers. The circus is only opened at the nigh time and travels around the world unannounced – one day there is an empty field, the next – there is the circus. The circus has very special way of entertaining the customers – everything is black and white, and each tent is incredibly special. It is like a love letter between the competitors. But is it all just a game that will end one day? Who will be the victor?