I stumbled upon The Night Circus through my husband- as usual. He picks out the books and I read them. He knows my taste. He said something like,
"It's about two magicians who are raised to fight each other to the death, but they fall in love."
So, yeah, that's what it's about, technically. So I thought it was like the Hunger Games. It's not at all like the Hunger Games. It is so much better!
The setting really makes the book, in this case. It takes place around 1900, or thereabouts, in a traveling circus. This circus is so different from any circus that ever has been or will be. It is a place where magic is real. Le Cirque des Reves.
That much makes it sound like a children's book, but it is not.
The book really treats friendships seriously. I like that.
I can't express how great this book is. I give it 10,000 DHB's.