A dangerous game

Morgenstern’s book is full of rich characters and magical elements. Perfect for the reader that likes just a hint of fantasy.

Read more: http://graypubliclibrary.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/the-night-circus-by-erin-morgenstern/


Topsy turvy

The story bends and overlaps and stretches until you have lost your sense of direction just as a circus patron feels skewed upon entering one of the circus tents. 

Read more: http://nicolepoliti.wordpress.com/2011/11/17/night-circus-morgenstern/

What I’ve longed for

A fabulous, fin-de-siècle feast for the senses and a life-affirming love story.

Read more: http://www.booklounge.co.za/2011/10/25/october-2011/

Magic, mystery, & romance

The people who will fall into the world Morgenstern has created will wish it were a real, and pine for an invitation to stay forever.

Read more: http://www.outblush.com/women/life/books-magazines/the-night-circus-by-erin-morgenstern/


Morgenstern paints her world with carefully chosen hues, (“flames the color of a ripe pumpkin;” “a deeper, sparkling crimson” are phrases she ties to the circus’s opening night) and when she delves into the visceral, from the sumptuous “midnight dinners” with course after course of mouth-watering food, or when Celia demonstrates the magic behind the illusions to Marco with a winceinducing dagger stab to her hand (it heals up just fine, thank you), she hits all manner of grace notes.

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Dreams & nightmares

Night Circus is the stuff of dreams and nightmares.

Read more: http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/entertainment/books/x485790166/BOOK-REVIEW-Readers-won-t-want-to-leave-The-Night-Circus

A magical world

[T]his book … creates a magical world readers can imagine being part of thanks to Morgenstern’s vivid imagery and storytelling skills.

Read more: http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/books-and-literature/reviews/article_52f85eab-0e3d-5ffb-9274-3ec350e4c7e4.html#ixzz1Z16v6xda