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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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User Review  - joyhclark - LibraryThing

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The fantastical elements were amazingly intricate. I was actually left feeling sad that such a circus does not exist! My only complaint, and the reason why I did not ... Read full review

A magical dark romantic journey

User Review  - Eliza57 - Target

This incredible book is one that should be turned into a movie so everyone will run out and buy it! We are on our second copy because the first one fell apart from so many re-readings. I won't give away a thing because I want you all to discover the magic, mystery and romance for yourselves. Read full review

Definitely worth a read

User Review  - MrsBlondin - Tesco

Read this for my book club, I thoroughly enjoyed it although I thought the end was a little disappointing and to be honest it wasn't really meaty enough to generate much discussion at book club. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - whimsicalwattle - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book, it felt really special. But I think the end let it down a bit, I would have liked to find out more about how things went on. Also the use of second person every few chapters drove me insane. Second person is my least favourite point of view, I simply cannot stand it. 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.
 

Excellent book!

User Review  - Anonymous - Tesco

This was an excellent purchase! Amazing read and would recommend to anyone! Such a feast for the senses and a great dose of magic for fun! Read full review

Love! Love! Love this book.

User Review  - Pam - Target

This book sucked me in and wouldn't let go! Amazing read. Read full review

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All reviews - 194
Goodreads - 176
Kirkus - 1
Target - 3
Tesco - 2