The Night Circus

Saturday, May 26, 2012

I honestly don’t think I have ever been this mesmerized by a book, let alone a debut. The Night Circus is a magical experience written by the very talented Erin Morgenstern. She captures the essence of magic with the mystery of illusion.

La Cirque des Reves only appears at night, and is a feast to the senses. It only appears at night and is a cascade of black and white, surrounding each guest with unique clarity. Celia and Marco have no idea what they get into when they join the night circus, both trained by master magicians, and both part of a competition with rules that only the creators know. Little do they know that this duel…is to the death.

Full of rich and delicious diction, and amazing imagery, Erin has created a world as majestic and imaginative as Harry Potter. I absolutely LOVED this book, I might stretch to say that it was one of the best books I have read this year. It lets you immerse yourself into this imaginary world of magic and illusion, you find yourself wanting this world to be real, and I have to tell you, if the night circus actually existed, I would be the first one in line, and the last one to leave.

If you read anything at all from this point on in the year, please read this book, you will not be disappointed. It is full of wonder and is a book that can be read over and over again. It will leave you breathless and asking for more.

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  1. Mesmerized is the perfect word for this one. I tried to read it as slowly as possible so that I could savor every single gorgeous word. it was close to perfection!

    Great review :)

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  2. Wow! What a great review. I have been wanting to read this, but I suppose my interest in it was put on the back burner, so to speak. I may just have to get it sooner rather than later. :)

  3. Wow, if it's as good as Harry potter, then it's well worth a read. Great review.

  4. A friend of mine lent me this book and said I simply MUST read it. I didn't get a chance to before we moved so I left it with my mom to return it to my friend. I have since won it in a giveaway. Still unread and currently in storage due to yet another move :( After reading your review, I just may have to check it out from the library.

  5. this would be a great book to read.