The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern

Posted: October 4, 2011 in Book Reviews
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I don’t even know how to begin this review. The Night Circus is like nothing I have ever read before and I doubt I will encounter something of its caliber again. The basic plot of the novel revolves around a circus that is only open at night and seemingly comes from nowhere. Inside its gates are entertainers that you would have to see to believe and tents with interiors you couldn’t begin to fathom. The circus itself is a magical place, but it is merely a venue for a challenge between two illusionists and their students. However, it is a story about destiny and love as much as it is about magic.

Morgenstern’s vivid imagery and descriptions let the reader lose themselves in the magical world of Le Cirque des Reves and once they are immersed, they will not want to leave. The well-imagined story and the rounded and likeable characters add so much depth to the novel that it feels as though we are not just reading; we are actually interacting with the circus and its performers. Readers will revisit the book in order to lose themselves to the magical world within its pages. The Night Circus is thoroughly enchanting and is easily one of the best books of the year.

  1. Hannah says:

    I totally just bought this book the other day! It looks amazing!

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