Why did I love this book?
Some books just speak directly to a person’s soul and this one speaks to mine. This is a world in which I want to live. The actor in me loves the spectacle of the circus, the artist in me loves the beauty of magical tents (the ice garden being my favourite), and the writer in me loves the way it’s all described in such a poetic and lyrical way. Its biggest critics whine about it being slow but for people like me, I could have been happy if it lasted forever. It’s the only book I ever wanted to put down so I could continue daydreaming about being there.