As soon as Ive finished a book these days I am eager to return them to the library and pick up some more. Once again I wasn’t looking for anything in particular so I chose two that caught my attention.
- The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern This book is set in the late 1800’s and follows two people who are partaking in a game, of which neither of them know the rules. They are being taught magic and real illusions from a young age and they will find themselves at the centre of a one of a kind circus which will be a key part of the game. What will the outcome of the game be? How will that effect the lives of all the people inside and outside the circus? At first I wasn’t so sure if I would enjoy this book but I kept reading and I am so glad that I did. The Night Circus is a truly magical and enchanting book that once you start reading you wont be able to stop. It is full of the most incredibly detailed descriptions that will make you feel like you can actually smell the popcorn and candy apples of this mysterious circus. You will be hooked right from the start to find out how the game works and what will happen to the characters. This was one of my favourite books I’ve read.
- Looking For Alaska – John Green Looking For Alaska is about a boy, Miles Halter, who moves from his home in Florida, to go to a boarding school in Alabama, this is where he meets a group of friends including, a girl called Alaska Young. You will follow Miles as he seeks his ‘great perhaps’ and how life has been turned upside down since meeting Alaska Young and it will never be the same again. I really enjoyed this book, it is all about how powerful love is, how love can change you, and how important good friends can be when times are tough. It was funny, heartbreaking and I didn’t want to put it down.