Retro Reread #3: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern



The circus arrives without warning…

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern was my March Retro Reread and I loved it even more this time than I did when I first read it five-ish years ago.

One venue, two opponents, but only one of them can win the challenge. But things get pretty complicated.

Sections of the novel are not written in strict chronological order. Reading it for a second time, I already knew the overarching storyline so I could sit back, relax, and enjoy each piece of the novel.

I connected with a few of the characters the first time I read this and was happy to spend time with them again. I loved Celia as soon as she was introduced to me. She was so talented but so sad. I love that she and Marco loved to read and learn. I also loved that Bailey didn’t really know what he wanted to do with his life but he knew that he loved the Night Circus.

I loved exploring the circus in the 2nd person sections as well as Bailey’s sections. The circus is the showpiece of this book and it shines.

Gosh, I love this book.

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