Review: The Night Circus

Editorial Review - - 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  - nessa33 - LibraryThing

Although I found this book a little slow and difficult to get into at first, once I got into it I did not want to stop.....and I didn't. Finally finished in the wee morning hours and was left with ... Read full review

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User Review  - KristyJewel - LibraryThing

Where to start... oh where do I start? I found myself entranced with this novel but I still struggled to finish it. If I didn't have to read it for a book club I might have put it down. The writing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tiffy_Reads - LibraryThing

A charming and enticing read about a circus that comes to town surprisingly, only opens at night, and then vanishes as quickly as it came. A game of two pitted against each other. Magic and illusions are all around. What happens when someone falls in love? I couldn't hardly put down this book. Read full review

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User Review  - SBoren - LibraryThing

I purchased this book from Half Priced Books and read along with @halflostbutterflyreadalong. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I absolutely loved the iridescent cover and the story is wonderful ... Read full review

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User Review  - kmajort - LibraryThing

4.5 really. Will need to purchase this - no e-version either, the graphics are very enjoyable... hopefully this'll be picked up (by someone with a modicum of style) and made into a movie... What a ... Read full review

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User Review  - bekkil1977 - LibraryThing

"Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern was very beautifully written and utterly charming. I was actually enchanted by the world she spun, a world of mystery and magic that cannot be easily explained ... Read full review

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User Review  - MizPurplest - LibraryThing

Good golly I loved this book. Sure, it's not fast paced; and sure, the book jacket lied (but I didn't read that anyway - they always lie); but it was just so good. I'm actually pissed that this is her ... Read full review

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I LOVED this book! It was recommended to me by many people, and one of my friends compared it to Water for Elephants, another book set in a circus, and so I knew that I had to read it.
I found the
beginning a little slow, I was unsure where the story would evolve to. Once Celia and Marco developed more of their talents, and the planning of the circus had begun I was very intrigued. With the development of the circus, and the inevitable love affair between Celia and Marco I was absolutely hooked. I never knew where the story was going to go and jumping from past to present was incredibly effective in drawing the reader in.
The descriptions of the circus were perfection, you really believed as though you were lost in this magical universe. The character development was where this book excelled, each character coming alive before my eyes, and many unexpected twists and turns as they age. While I could predict that Marco and Celia would have feelings for each other, I never could have predicted where that story line travelled to, and I was surprised by the ending, but very happy. I fell in love with this story and these characters, and I find myself reflecting on this beautiful story constantly! :)

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User Review  - annhepburn - LibraryThing

Good concept, not so good execution. Two thumbs meh. Read full review

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