Rafles Haposan Haposan itibaren Irauçuba - CE, Brezilya
I believe I would have given this five stars if I had read it slower and allowed the structure of the novel to resonate with me more. Morgenstern is very concerned with time here, and the sections jump forward and backward. This is a lovely novel about the power of community, love, and choice to change one's destiny. Celia and Marco, both magicians, are meant to play against each other in a game set up by their patrons. Unfortunately, after they meet they fall in love and are more inclined to work together, building Le Cirque du Reves for each other even though they are almost never together. I love that Celia is the stronger of the pair, and her moment of doubt. There's a whiff of orientalism around Tsukiko, the Japanese contortionist, which is unpleasant but that might be me being sensitive. Overall I would recommend this to anyone looking for a coming of age story, a love story, a fantasy, or just a book with some awesome ideas in it.
An excellent book ...!
The twists and turns in this book were amazing, I didn't learn much about detection though, which I think was the goal of the book?
This is current abuse. You would think it would be a long time ago but it still goes on.