REVIEW: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

How fun it is to revisit favorite books. I have never been one for re-reading (there are so many good books to read) but writing these reviews has given me the desire to do just that. I guess favorites are favorites for a reason.

“Now the circus is open.
Now you may enter.”

The mysterious circus arrives without warning and takes place only at night. The reader is transported around the world as dark secrets about the circus are revealed and the characters search for a way out of a deadly game. The pace is a slow burn, and the real magic of this book for me exists in connecting the pieces to create a strange and interesting world. There is a love story (actually, more than one) but don’t go into this book expecting romance to be the main theme.

Sections of this book are written in second person, which created an intimacy and drew me in immediately. Reading these chapters, I felt as though I were being let in on a secret.

This is a book that recalls the wonder and excitement of being a kid and experiencing something extraordinary that will stay with you forever.

Recommended: if you love magic and mysteries.

The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern
Release date: September 2011
Publisher: Doubleday
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism
Pages: 391
Format: hardcover


  1. Ooo. I hadn't heard of this book before your review, but now I'm going to have to check it out!

    1. It is a special book. I hope you love it!

  2. Oh yes, I love this one! I just had a friend read it too and she loved it :)


    1. Most people I know who've read it love it.

  3. This is one of my all-time favorites.


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