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THE NIGHT CIRCUS

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Self-assured, entertaining debut novel that blends genres and crosses continents in quest of magic.The world's not big enough for two wizards, as Tolkien taught us—even if that world is the shiny, modern one of the late 19th century, with its streetcars and electric lights and newfangled horseless carriages. Yet, as first-time novelist Morgenstern imagines it, two wizards there are, if likely ... Read full review

Review: The Night Circus

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Norah Piehl

When I was at the BookExpo America publishing convention earlier this year, I kept bumping into the same fancifully attired young people. Dressed in elaborate blackandwhite costumes, they were handing out snacks advertising the forthcoming publication of Erin Morgenstern's THE NIGHT CIRCUS. I had never heard of the author, and when I learned that this was, in fact, her debut novel, I was even more ... Read full review

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this was one of my most favorite books because it breaks the boundary of your average life and opens up a realm of new possibility's that break what this world can become

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All it took was reading the back cover and I was hooked. I knew that I had to read this book as soon as possible. I borrowed it from the library and finished it in two days. I loved every second of it. This is the kind of book one comes across but rarely, and it is remembered forever.
I have read some reviews of people that say there is no plot and that the characters are flat but I don't think that is true. I was intrigued from the very beginning and had a hard time putting the book down for just a little while to eat or sleep.I became very attached to all the characters and the third-person presetn tense was, though confusing in a few places, one of my favorite things about the writing style.
One gets the sense of wonder when stepping into the tents for the first time, smelling that carmel, tasting that chocolate. The color scheme (or lack thereof) was particularly brilliant and I must say it made me even more partial to black and white than I already am.
I cannot get over how much I loved this book. There were a few things that could be improved, like I mentioned before the tense was a little akward at times, but this is the authors first book and as a first I think that it is extremely well done.
 

Review: The Night Circus

User Review  - Bettina - Goodreads

“The most difficult thing to read is time. Maybe because it changes so many things.” -Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus First thing first, this book is not what is seems. The summary of this book ... Read full review

Review: The Night Circus

User Review  - Lois - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book! The magic, the fascinating characters, the intricacy of the plot line. I could read this one again. I almost wish they would make it a movie so we could see some of what ... Read full review

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User Review  - QS - Goodreads

I'm having a really hard time trying to sort out how I feel about this book. On one hand, it was absolutely beautiful, mostly serene, and sometimes heartbreaking, but it wasn't what I expected. First ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tema Merback - Goodreads

Night Circus is a novel that will leave you wishing that Erin Morgenstern had written another 500 pages. It is a literary feast for the imagination. You will find yourself in an enchanted world for ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Xleptodactylous - LibraryThing

Again, again, again. I can't even be bothered. Read full review

Review: The Night Circus

User Review  - Francesca Forrest - Goodreads

I tried, but this one is not for me. At first intrigued by the description of the feats of illusion that the dueling young enchanters create in the circus, I quickly found myself drowning in them ... Read full review

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