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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  - wkeblejr - LibraryThing

I read this book with a couple of coworkers that wanted to start a book club of sorts and we chose this book as our maiden voyage. Do I regret the journey? No. Do I desire a mulligan? Maybe. I'm a ... Read full review

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User Review  - NPJacobsen - LibraryThing

I thouroghly enjoyed this book. A wager is made between Hector Bowen and Alexander, known as Mr. A.H. It boils down to nature vs. nurture. From asides in the book, this was not the first wager of this ... 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  - Grace - Goodreads

The Night Circus is like episodes of a really sweet drama in book form. All the chapters are connected and it all blends into a magnificent story. The writing flow was good and had excellent diction ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gina Wade mcdonald - Goodreads

I read this book against all inner instincts telling me not too, because it was different A's had a 4 star rating. I really wanted it to be great, concept was so promising, but it was oh so dull and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cassie Shannon - Goodreads

This was a 5 star book for me, despite the fact that I had several issues throughout reading most of the book. The timeline confused the crap out of me in the beginning, which may be because I was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tadiana ♕Part-Time Dictator♕ - Goodreads

I thought this was lovely and entrancing: like a Victorian-era Cirque du Soleil decided to do a circus where spectators wander from tent to tent--except that some of the performers are truly magical ... Read full review

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