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message 1: by Jessica B (new)

Jessica B I absolutely loved your review!!! I'm definitely going to check this out thanks to your thoughts!

message 2: by Cathy (new)

Cathy Thank you, you captured my thoughts better than anyone else. I may refer to your review in mine, if that's ok with you. You're right, it's all in the title, the circus is the main character, the rest are all supporting characters. And they and the plot suffer for it. But the imagery is lovely, for those who adore a dreamy lyrical read. Whoops, there's most of my review! I'd better remember what I said! It may change by the time I finish, I have about 100 pages to go.

message 3: by Jill (new)

Jill As much as I love to read, it is always difficult for me to put my impressions on paper (or computer). I give this book 2 stars (so far - I'm 2/3 of the way done), but for all of the reasons you put in your review!

message 4: by Baxter (new)

Baxter Trautman Is this a wannabe "Something Wicked This Way Comes"?

message 5: by Liz (new)

Liz This is a great review and sums up my feelings exactly. I think in my mind I enjoyed the circus more than the actual love story...and Bailey too :)

message 6: by Annalisa (new)

Annalisa I just reread your review after finishing the novel and writing my own and I agree with everything you said. I even said the same thing about the circus being the main character. I thought it was beautiful but it could have been more.

message 7: by Rochelle (new)

Rochelle Reynard For the most part, I agree with your view. The only one thing I disagree with is your opinion about the love story. I think Morganstern was using the love dynamic with Demitrius and Helena from "A Midsummer Nights Dream" with Celia and Marco--how thier love was not authentic, but created by outside forces, but nevertheless, their love was just as strong as "true" love... Of course, if this is the case, this theme is not as developed as it should have been.

message 8: by Brynn (new)

Brynn  Smith I love your review! I was nodding along as I read it, I agree with absolutely everything you said

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