Beautiful, magical and original with enough romance to make me happy. 1 star downgrade for all the back and forth between dates. I understand that it’s a key element for the story of Celia & Marco and Le Cirque de Reves, but still, as a reader, I was intially irritated by it. But then you need to just let it go, quit worrying about the implications of what happens in which year, month and city, and trying to figure it all out, and simply just enjoy it. And then as the story progresses, it clicks. Morgenstern has given the movie producers a lot to play with here – I hope the film is even just a fraction as enchanting as this book.