There is a circus that comes without warning and only opens at night. It is a magical, black and white phenomenon, that captivates the visitors as well as the reader. This circus also happens to be the venue for a (very confusing) game between two contestants who also do not know the rules nor each other.
What I liked: The magical atmosphere conjured from this book. I fell in love with the circus as well as the characters. Especially Herr Thiesen, Poppet, Widget and Bailey. For some reason Widget reminded me of Ron Weasley, accept smarter.... The colours, black and white were a big feature that truly made this book and circus unique.
What I disliked: not much. I didn't really care too much for Marco; I just didn't feel I got to know him well enough.
Bit mainly it was the fact that I read this book during exam time.... Big no no! When I was studying, all I wanted to do was read and when I was reading it I felt guilty for neglecting study!
The Cover: Amazing. It totally stands out from other books. The black and white is fabulous and I love how the red is incorporated just like the reveurs.
What stuck with me: my love of clocks. I'm actually fascinated by them now.
“Only the ship is made of books, its sails thousands of overlapping pages, and the sea it floats upon is dark black ink.”
... and of course the room with the books
as good as 5 cups of tea!