You’re in the library (or browsing your Kindle options) when suddenly a breeze that is almost – but not quite – cold crawls across your shoulders. It’s obviously coming from somewhere, but as pull your sleeves down and look to find a vent or an open window your eyes suddenly fall open the person to your right, who has made themselves very comfortable in a chair much too large for one person. In their hands, they hold The Night Circus.
The amazing thing about this book is that it starts in 2nd person. It kind of pushes you back into your youth, reading an R.L. Stein “choose your own ending” novel (which this definitely is not, haha). But there’s something immediately familiar and nostalgic about the story – you want to buy the ticket. You want to enter the circus.
And you do.
A whirlwind of fantasy and conflict and unbelievable imagery, you really can’t go wrong. It’s a book you’ll want to reach (or crawl) into so that you can see the faces of the characters up close – so you can shake them hard when they aren’t doing what you want.
You won’t be sorry you read it. Read it now before it becomes a movie and you’re just running to jump on the band wagon.