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  - BookishThings - LibraryThing

A while back I did a review of a book with my notes that I took while reading a book. I read Night Circus for book club, and I have decided I’ll make bullet points of all of the stickies I have in my ... Read full review

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User Review  - jenn88 - LibraryThing

No words I write are going to do this book justice. It’s a tale about a competition between two young magicians. They have been trained since childhood solely for this competition. Only one will be ... Read full review

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User Review  - fromthecomfychair - LibraryThing

An overly long story in which nothing much happens. Confusing as an audiobook, as the story goes back and forth in time. Well-known narrator just about put me to sleep on the highway. His voicing of female characters was not pleasant. Read full review

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User Review  - mirikayla - LibraryThing

It sounds impossible, but I rushed through this and dragged it out at the same time. There were times when I couldn't stop listening, but then I'd reach a moment where I felt okay stopping and just ... Read full review

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User Review  - Erika.D - LibraryThing

I loved this book! Filled with magic, romance, mystery, suspense, humor...just a great story. Now that I'm finished reading this book, I find myself missing the characters and the circus...wondering what might be happening in their world...I highly recommend this story to everyone. Read full review

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User Review  - sushicat - LibraryThing

Two Magicians pitched against each other from early childhood. Their stage is the Night Circus - a collection on tents that allows the visitors to choose which one they want to visit, some with shows ... Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

Audio book performed by Jim Dale The circus arrives without notice. Clad entirely in black and white, the tents materialize overnight. While it is in the vicinity patrons flock to its gates, open only ... 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  - TerriS - LibraryThing

I really liked this book! The descriptions were wonderful. I would recommend it to anyone! Read full review

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