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"The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern

So, for the third installment of my book reviews today, I'm looking at "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern.

This book confused me. There, I've said it. Do I think the book is good? yes and no. I like the idea of it, but this book reads like two separate books that have been mushed together. I feel like there are too many plots all happening at once that are so intermingled with each other it is a wonder Ms Morgenstern could keep her ideas all straight in her mind. 

It may just be how I read the book. I love the descriptions of the various tents, makes me think of Cirque Du Soleil a little with the artistry and whimsical manner of it, and I like the characters but if I'm honest, I'm not sure the whole plot of the 'wager between old rivals and the so called duelling combatants that think they know who the other is, but aren't quite sure' is actually needed, and reads more as a filler to the stories surrounding the Circus, but even that doesn't quite hit the mark either - judging by the descriptions, you'd almost expect to see a Circus run by vampires and ghouls but of course, that isn't what you get and I'm almost disappointed in that. 

Sadly, I can only give this book a 2 book score. I know this seems a little harsh when you see the rave reviews the books has received, but I just don't see it. I can only say, read the book for yourselves and you decide. 

Enjoy, and as always, Keep Reading!

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