saving literature

The Starless Sea – Erin Morgenstern

Fantasy, fiction.

Rating 10/10

Zachary is looking through the library when he comes across a book that has a title yet no author. He decides to check out the book to only find that the book not just has stories but it narrating his life as he is reading the book. Becoming freaked out he decides to investigate the symbols on the book. He finds a women who has that symbol on her necklace and attend the charity foundation event. At the party he comes across a note that has instructions. He follows them and meets this guy named Dorian who needs Zackary’s help retrieving his book in exchange of getting Zackary’s book from someone who stole it from him. Zackary retrieves Dorian’s book and is pushed into a room that is eerily reminding him of Alice in Wonderland where she must eat and drink things except, he must drink the concoction and roll the dice for his fate. He ends up finding himself in a whole new world where he meets Mirabel who explains the people who are that are after Zackary. These people want to shut off all the doors into the Starless Sea. It is up to Zackary, Mirabel, and Dorian to fight these people and save the doors that allow people to enter the Starless Sea.

I saw this trending at my libraries prior to the whole shut down of most public places. I had a hold on this book too and canceled it. I couldn’t foretell if reading this would be possible until now. My boyfriend decided to surprise me with some book purchases. I’m thankful he took notice and got this book. This was a really good book and I felt for Zackary’s passion towards literature. This book is like perfect for bibliophiles who love stories a lot because there is a lot of stories going on within this book. I don’t want to get into details because I wouldn’t want to spoil too much but give enough of a synopsis to provide enough interest into venturing out to get this book to read. Totally worth purchasing because its one of the books that can be reread and enjoying the story even more. I had reread this in a sitting because I loved it so much.

A Different Type of Circus

The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern

Magicians, circus, games, circus performers, contest, rivalries, romance, fiction

Rating 10/10

This is not a usual circus story that has been told never before until now. Two individuals, Celia and Marco, both trained in the art of magician manipulation in different ways are prepped from a young age for a game in their adulthood. To battle each other in who is best in tricks. Slowly Marco and Celia begin to fall into another dangerous game, love. Sadly, only one wins to be head magician of the Night Circus. Everything is at stake for Marco and Celia as well as for those around them because two power houses can’t be in the same place without severe and devasting consequences. Only one can be the last man or woman standing.

I have always loved this book and have re-read it so many times. Its one of those books where one can’t get tired of the story. I love the dynamic and Morgenstern really has a page turning characteristic in this novel that doesn’t allow the reader to “simply” put it down. I just can’t further describe how much I love this novel. I wish that this was a series to follow what is to come after the aftermath of the competition. Or any other stand alone novels about the other characters because they’re pretty interesting as well as the two protagonists. Sadly, I am not the author so maybe one day, Morgenstern might do just that.