I decided to read The Night Circus based on the fact it kept popping up every time I searched online for new books to read. Apparently the internet was determined that this is my taste. I think it pretty much was - it has all the makings of something that I would like, being rooted in reality with magical overtones about a circus that only comes to life in the night time. It's basically about two people with magical abilities that are bound together as children to perform in a contest against each other. The rules of this contest are purposefully vague but I found that it made the book feel a little slow at times. I felt like I was guessing what would happen to the two main characters before they understood themselves, despite them having years and years to figure out what might happen in the game and being written as intelligent enough to find out. However, the style of writing in this book is quite beautiful. Erin is great at describing experiences using all of the senses and making you feel like you really could be at the circus. This is somewhat drawn out in small passages where the narrator talks to you as if you're visiting the circus, telling you what you can see/smell/taste, and although these are only short I found them a little pointless as it's repetitive of other things happening in the book. The conclusion to the book is a little more exciting and unexpected and although I didn't fall in love with the characters, I thought the writing was truly beautiful and I was sad that it ended.