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Most of the time, I get sucked into the world of a novel, but I don't usually wish I was a part of it. For instance, I would definitely not want to live in The Hunger Games, no matter how amazing those books are. For the first time since reading Harry Potter, I found myself wanting to jump into the book so I could experience the magical Night Circus for myself!
The novel follows two magicians and the challenge they were both entered into as children. The story is told through many perspectives and over several decades. Morgenstern describes the circus in such incredible detail that I spent days thinking about the delicious chocolate-covered popcorn and beautiful ice garden. While I was reading, I alternately wanted to get to the end to find out how everything tied together and also wanted to never finish the book, so I could keep the magic going a little longer!
Don’t Just Take My Word For It…
Some amazing authors loved The Night Circus just as much as I did:
"The Night Circus made me happy. Playful and intensely imaginative, Erin Morgenstern has created the circus I have always longed for and she has populated it with dueling love-struck magicians, precocious kittens, hyper-elegant displays of beauty and complicated clocks. This is a marvelous book." —Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife
"Pure pleasure…Erin Morgenstern is a gifted, classic storyteller, a tale-teller, a spinner of the charmed and mesmerizing — I had many other things I was supposed to be doing, but the book kept drawing me back in and I tore through it. You can be certain this riveting debut will create a group of rêveurs all its own." —Aimee Bender, author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
"Every once in awhile you find a novel so magical that there is no escaping its spell. The Night Circus is one of these rarities — engrossing, beautifully written and utterly enchanting. If you choose to read just one novel this year, this is it.” —Danielle Trussoni, author of Angelology
"A riveting debut. The Night Circus pulls you into a world as dark as it is dazzling, fully-realized but still something out of a dream. You will not want to leave it." —Téa Obreht, author of The Tiger's Wife
"'Dark as soot and bright as sparks,' The Night Circus still holds me willingly captive in a world of almost unbearable beauty. This is a love story on a grand scale: it creates, it destroys, it ultimately transcends. Take a bow, Erin Morgenstern. This is one of the best books I have ever read.” —Brunonia Barry, author of The Lace Reader
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Stephanie C. would still very much like to try some of that chocolate-covered popcorn!