Friday, August 12, 2011

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

genre: fantasy

A boy and a girl.

Able to move and change the physical world, creating illusions that are real, not parlor tricks.

Trained from childhood, raised and groomed for a challenge that they don't understand.

A circus.

Tents full of wonders that soak the senses and make the imaginary into reality.

A romance that cannot be.

And I'm not telling you ANY MORE.  You have to GO READ IT NOW.  This book blew me away. I read it in one day - the characters are rich and conflicted, so full of abilities that it's a joy to read all the things they are capable of.  The love story is absolutely pristine - it ebbs and flows with the same magical cadence as the rest of the plot.  I honestly felt like I'd stepped into this alternate universe, it's exactly what I want from a book - a time period and way of life that's familiar and yet so unique with people that weave in and out and settle into the story in ways I couldn't have guessed.  I wish I could read it for the first time all over again.

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bermudaonion said...

I have a feeling this book is going to be big! I can't wait to read it.

Anonymous said...

I definitely want to read this one. Unfortunately,my netgalley request to read it was denied. For that reason, I was hoping your review would be about how bad it was so that I could be glad I didn't have to read it. :)

Amanda said...

I am so jealous you got to read this!! It's super high on my tbr list.

Melissa said...


erin sheely said...

can i tell you how glad i am that you loved this book?! seriously, i was floored by how incredibly awesome it was.

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