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Book Review – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Have you ever wanted to run away and join the circus? 

You will after reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. 

You don’t read this book so much as discover it. 

It’s like chancing upon an old wooden trunk in the corner of a dusty attic and opening it up to reveal hidden treasures inside. 

Set in the late 1800s, The Night Circus tells the story of Celia Bowen, daughter of Prospero the Enchanter, and Marcus Alasdair, protégé of sorts to the mysterious man in the grey suit. 

A battle of skills awaits them. But what is the Challenge? When will it take place? And how does the mysterious Le Cirque des Reves – The Circus of Dreams – fit in? 

The Night Circus is an enchanting book. I was captivated and intrigued from its opening pages. 

Morgenstern creates vivid scenes of circus life filled with acts to delight and amaze. I could almost smell the scents of caramel and bonfire wafting from its pages. 

The Night Circus is Water for Elephants meets Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory meets Cirque du Soleil meets Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s Shadow of the Wind. 

Would you like to read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern? 

Here’s where you can buy it online: 

Book Depository US 

Book Depository UK 

Fishpond Australia 

Amazon US

Amazon UK 

*Please note: You won't pay more if you purchase via these links, but they will give me a small referral fee (5%). 

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  1. From start to finish, I loved this book. It should have been subtitled "The complete exercise and workout guide for your imagination"

  2. The Night Circus is a wonderful, wonderful debut novel by Erin Morgenstern. Rich and deeply satisfying, Morgenstern's mesmerizing prose sets your visual imagination to work and evokes classic mythology, mysticism and storytelling. It will surely make an imprint on your heart and keep you pondering long, long after you have finished it.


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