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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  - kittyjay - LibraryThing

As an unrepentant snob and traditionalist, this book had two things against it as soon as I opened the pages: one, the first chapter was written in the second person, which I despised (though ... Read full review

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User Review  - dham340 - LibraryThing

This is a book that you will either love or not. I am in the latter category. I found its plot slow and thin and considered abandoning it several times. I did finish it, and found the last third of ... Read full review

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User Review  - debs4jc - LibraryThing

A mesmerizing puzzle in plot, setting, and characters. The story is one of a magicians duel--between two magicians who were purposely trained for it, though their trainers were purposefully secretive ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cariola - LibraryThing

This isn't the sort of book that I would normally read, but I was trying to unload paperbackswap credits before their new policies (pay-per-swap or purchase an annual membership) went into place. I'm ... Read full review

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User Review  - KR_Patterson - LibraryThing

I got so excited at how good this book is when I started listening that I forgot what it was saying and I had to rewind it. She has an imagination in the leagues of J.K. Rowling, which is obviously ... Read full review

Review: The Night Circus

User Review  - Erin H - Goodreads

This was one of the strangest books I have ever read and I loved it! Marco and Celine are opponents in this magicians game but they don't know the rules so a lot of interesting things happen. Their ... Read full review

Review: The Night Circus

User Review  - Elisa The-Bookie-Monster - Goodreads

Ok. So things I loved about this book: the characters and world-building. The majority of this book is description and it's great because you feel like you are inside of the circus, but on the flip ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sally Stitches - Goodreads

I got completely swept up into this world. The sights and smells were described so well I felt like I was there. I wanted to be there. I don't even know how to describe this book to people. Love ... Read full review

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All reviews - 353
5 stars - 170
4 stars - 100
3 stars - 42
2 stars - 24
1 star - 5
Unrated - 12

All reviews - 353

All reviews - 353
Goodreads - 263
Kirkus - 1
Target - 2
Tesco - 2