Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I recently read this as a buddy read with Theresa Smith Writes over at Page by Page Book Club. This has been on my radar for ages, but a couple of weeks ago I bought it as part of a 3 for 2 deals at Dymocks. It seems like it was meant to be as a week or so later this was one of the options put forward for the buddy read.

The Night CircusI loved this book, the plan was to read it over a two week period. I started reading and at first thought, yes, this is a little different, but it wasn’t long before I was captured by this story and didn’t want to stop reading, by the end I didn’t want to leave this magical world behind. It was as the cover says ‘Breathtaking’, ‘Dazzling’, and ‘Enchanting’.

This book relies on you allowing your imagination to stretch to new heights, to truly immerse yourself in the world of The Night Circus. The imagery that Erin Morgenstern manages to convey is amazing, I can’t think of another book offhand that captures the imagination so completely.

The characters, the circus, and the concept were original and delightful. The blurb on the cover gives nothing much away, but ultimately it starts as a wager between two men of magical learning who use a young girl, Celia, and a young boy, Marco, to play out the competition with no idea what the rules or the ultimate goal is.

I can’t wait to read her new book The Starless Sea, which will be the next buddy read on the 16th of May.

4 thoughts on “Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

    1. The majority of things I’ve read have said it’s as good if not better, but one friend today said she was disappointed and it wasn’t as good. We are reading it next, I’ve read the sample on kindle and it seems good so far.


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