Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Book Summer (Via Goodreads): The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Book Trailer:

Book Review:
Wow. Oh. Wow. I was completely swept away in the world Erin Morgenstern created when she wrote The Night Circus. A beautiful, mysterious tale of forbidden love and magic. There are are two main characters that drive the story. Marco and Celia are bound to partake in a challenge that they don't fully understand. The circus serves as their playing field. The assembly of characters provides further understanding as well as a dash of color and intrigue into the story. I have never read anything like The Night Circus, and honestly can't imagine reading anything akin to it again. Morgenstern has taken the unimagined and pushed the envelope. She is definitely on my list of to-read authors. I look forward to other works she will produce in the future. In one interview, she said she already has another story in mind. One that is quite different from the mystique and magical world of The Night Circus.

Favorite Quote:
"You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone's soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows that they might do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift."

Cover Art Commentary:
Um...have you seen this cover? It is simple, elegant, and inviting. You WANT to know what story lies behind this mysterious black, white, and red cover!



  1. Happy to hear you liked it. I unfortunately didn't. The details were too much for me.

  2. @Jillan
    Bummer! I could see where the details might get a little cumbersome. I listened to it as an audiobook, and Jim Dale did the narration. I really think that helped. :)

  3. I think people either love or hate this book. Hopefully I will be on the side that loves this book. ;) I really want to read this book. I have amazing this about it and it looks fab! Def. a beautiful cover. Who doesn't love a good story about forbidden love and magic?! :)

  4. @Nina
    I listened to the audiobook and it was AMAZING! I hope you enjoy it too! :)

    Thanks love! You are so sweet! :)

  5. The Night Circus was great and such a magical read to me.

  6. @Jenny
    I'm glad you liked it too! :)

  7. This is on my kindle right now- I keep putting off reading it and I'm not sure why- maybe because I've heard so many good things at this point that I'm saving it for a special occasion. Who knows, but I'll have to get to it soon!