The Night Circus

The Night Circus

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 24/05/2012
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The Night Circus
Absolute magic!
This is one of those rare books that comes along and completely wraps you up in itself. I defy anyone not to fall in love with The Night Circus. I found my... READ MORE
Russell Thomas at Sheffield Orchard Square
The Night Circus
The Night Circus
Amazing book! I read it in a day; it was completely impossible to put down. In some respects it reminded me of the Time Travellers Wife, because of the imp... READ MORE
Kirsty Mordaunt at Lincoln High St
The Night Circus
Words cannot do it justice!
I cannot find the words to appropriately explain just how beautiful this novel is. Les Cirque des Reves is like a dream that we all entered upon opening th... READ MORE
Vanessa at Doncaster
The Night Circus
Takes your breath away....
Wow, I'm never sure what to say when I give a 5* review. But I really do feel that this book deserved it. In some ways it took me back to the feeling I got... READ MORE
Taran Baker at Milton Keynes Mid Place
The Night Circus
Something of a gem
At first, I thought this book was way over-hyped. The descriptions were OTT and it was so self-consciously trying to be magical and wonderful and special t... READ MORE
Steph at Basingstoke
The Night Circus
Utterly spellbinding.
Told from multiple character perspectives and constantly jumping back and forth within the plotline, with regards to timing and locations, it is a fast pac... READ MORE
Meg from Waterstones Swindon
The Night Circus
A nostalgic fantasy!
A book that gives you an innate sense of nostalgia even when reading it for the first time - the story feels familiar but still manages to take the reader ... READ MORE
Libby Low

Synopsis

'Playful and intensely imaginative, Erin Morgenstern has created the circus I have always longed for. This is a marvellous book.' - Audrey Niffenegger The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. The black sign, painted in white letters that hangs upon the gates, reads: Opens at Nightfall, Closes at Dawn. As the sun disappears beyond the horizon, all over the tents small lights begin to flicker, as though the entirety of the circus is covered in particularly bright fireflies. When the tents are all aglow, sparkling against the night sky, the sign appears. Le Cirque des Reves. The Circus of Dreams. Now the circus is open. Now you may enter. The Starless Sea, the magical second novel from the author of the The Night Circus, is available for pre-order now.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099554790
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Weight: 400g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 38 mm

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The Night Circus
Magical, and Enchanting ......
The night circus is a magical place and described to such perfection that sometimes I thought I was there. a compelling story with a dash of mystery, love,... READ MORE
Dawn Gibson
The Night Circus
Absolutely Astounding!
Although at first I found the plot a little complex and difficult to follow, I soon managed to figure it out - I recommend that you remain attentive while ... READ MORE
charlea
The Night Circus
This book is a surprise on a shelf
Possibly one of the best books that I have read in a long time, I was not expecting this book to be such a read! Every page turned sustained the world of t... READ MORE
Igorr
The Night Circus
Amazing book
I bought this just before Christmas and though I have not read it yet, my mum has. She described it as magical, gripping and she could not put it down. One... READ MORE
Rachel Sassoon
The Night Circus
A Rarity
It's a rare occasion that I connect so much with a piece of literature like I did with this one: Morgenstern immerses you completely into an irresistibly a... READ MORE
sparker94
The Night Circus
Truly Magical
This book was recommended to me by a bookseller from Waterstones and I was captivated immediately. It filled me with awe and I started believing miraculous... READ MORE
SofiaKate
The Night Circus
A true fairytale.
I wasn't sure if I'd like this book, because it's not what I'd usually choose, but I could not have been more wrong! Erin Morgenstern's imagination appears... READ MORE
Emma W
The Night Circus
Enchanting
This novel is completely enchanting! Erin is a wonderful writer, who knows just how to capture you and make you completely immerse yourself within the stor... READ MORE
Chrissiy
The Night Circus
A Modern Inspiration...
The Night Circus is beautiful, captivating and inspiring. Beautiful in the way it is written, how the stories run parallel and come together entwined with ... READ MORE
KMF
The Night Circus
A dreamlike sensation!
I have just finished reading The Night Circus and I am completely besotted. The book, from start to finish, was simply sensational. In all honesty there wa... READ MORE
Suzanne
The Night Circus
A truly enchanting read
In all honesty when I first picked up this book I was slightly sceptical to how good it would be. Thankfully though I was happily pulled to the positive si... READ MORE
Nicola C
The Night Circus
just wow
This book completely captivates you and draws you into the magic and wonder of the circus and it's performers. A beautiful love story cleverly intertwined ... READ MORE
sammysc463
The Night Circus
Everyone needs to read this!
The Night Circus was an astounding book where every page was delicate and perfect. I urge everyone to read this book! Just wow!
SteBob
The Night Circus
What do I read now?
I discovered this book via a random suggestion from Pinterest. The cover of the book had me hooked before I had even opened a page. I haven't been able to ... READ MORE
Caroline Bates
The Night Circus
beautifully written and truly enchanting
Very rarely will I give 5 stars to a novel but The Night Circus really deserves all 5. This is a wonderful novel pushing the boundaries of reality and imag... READ MORE
Heatherjb
The Night Circus
Enthralling tale with double feelings
When I started The Night Circus I immediately loved it. Whilst reading, you are welcomed into a completely other world and you find yourself wondering all ... READ MORE
djaspaspas
The Night Circus
Wow!
Im amazed on how Erin Morgenstern creates a whole different world! You feel encapsulated within the world she has created and by the end of the novel you f... READ MORE
EffyC
The Night Circus
Amazing!
I haven't read a book like this in a long time. You think you know what is going on and in the next you are completely thrown off. A little bit of a love s... READ MORE
Vanessa
The Night Circus
This is not a book it's an enchantment
[re-read July 2017 for book club, review based on second reading] I finished rereading the Night Circus yesterday and I haven't woken up yet. Looking ... READ MORE
Bethan
The Night Circus
Magical
This is one of the best books that I have ever had the pleasure to read. From the first page you are drawn into the world of the characters, which turns ou... READ MORE
Beryl
The Night Circus
Stunnng, beautiful, breathtaking... and much more!
I adore books like no-mans business and nine times out of ten, I tend to love the books I read. But when a book becomes something I adore, something that I... READ MORE
Keita
The Night Circus
Like reading a dream...
If you want to be swept away then 'The Night Circus' will certainly snatch your imagination and take you on the most incredible journey. Captivating and dr... READ MORE
Leilah at Doncaster
The Night Circus
Intoxicating, magical and imaginative.

I absolutely LOVE this book - an utterly thrilling, divinely magical and imaginative fantasy. It has taken the top spot in my current-favourite-reads; alt... READ MORE
Ella Hughes
The Night Circus
Magical
Amazing, captivating, you enter a world of pure magic!
Daniella
The Night Circus
magical
This book was amazing and a true wonder to read it made me imagine the impossible and have feeling which I thought I would never find in a book at the end ... READ MORE
Holly-mia  Robinson
The Night Circus
:)
Really imaginative
Deborah Williams
The Night Circus
Enchanting
A truly magical tale that captures the interest of the reader from the start.
Jade Naish
The Night Circus
Sumptuously spellbinding
The book, I believe is a work of genuine art. It is gorgeously emotive and yields it's secrets slowly, retaining always a little of itself so questions end... READ MORE
BookendsandBagends
The Night Circus
One of my favourites of all time.
One of the best booking have ever read in the fantasy genre. The way the book is written takes you a journey and back to those childhood days when you went... READ MORE
Gigi
The Night Circus
The Night Circus Review - loved it!
The Night Circus is an incredibly captivating novel with a massive amount of excitement surrounding it, which admittedly is the reason it took me so long t... READ MORE
Yasmin
The Night Circus
Brilliant!
An incredible magical story with a bit of a dark side that really will keep you captivated until the end. What a superb imagination Erin Morgenstern is ble... READ MORE
Diane Ellis
The Night Circus
Unique and enchanting
This a brilliant read. Imaginative, original and well placed. I was hooked very quickly with the characterisation and the intrigue. Story resonated in a ... READ MORE
Doug C
The Night Circus
NOT FOR ME
I couldn't get on with this book at all. I gave it until page 106 and decided it was a waste of my time. It jumps around in time and is narrated by differe... READ MORE
Andrea Rudge
The Night Circus
Distilled magic
Like a lot of people my age, or any age I guess since my daughters loved them too, my first introduction to independent reading, and the very first books I... READ MORE
Julie Morris
The Night Circus
Will be recommending
I was bought the night circus as a gift for Christmas and thought it sounded good then. This book exceeded my expectations though, the whole idea of it was... READ MORE
Elly Grace
The Night Circus
A fantasy you'll never want to leave
The Night Circus is a book unlike any other I have read. The rich detail of the surroundings pulls you deep into the pages, you feel as if you are there. ... READ MORE
Alycea Marx-Blackwell
The Night Circus
Amazing!
This book was unlike any other that I have read. The way that the story is narrated by the characters is very creative and the storyline changes with each ... READ MORE
Erin Forster
The Night Circus
Favourite Book
This is my favourite book ever! It has everything, mystery, intrigue, fantasy, history, magic, thill even romance. Honestly please give this a read it will... READ MORE
Gabriella
The Night Circus
Great idea, but left disappointed
I really thought I would like this one because I am a fan of fiction and it has tons of brilliant reviews, but unfortunately that was not the case. Althoug... READ MORE
Milas
The Night Circus
Mysterious and magical
I went into this book not really having any idea what it was about, which I think made me love it all the more. This is a magical love story draped in mys... READ MORE
Laura Fenwick
The Night Circus
Disappointing
Sorry but this was not at all what I was hoping for and therefore, early on, decided life was too short to proceed further. I felt relieved when it had b... READ MORE
Bumbleword
The Night Circus
Magical!
I loved this book. It’s so descriptive that it’s easy to visualise the circus and characters. Its not a book I would have ordinarily chosen but after rea... READ MORE
Amanda Edge
The Night Circus
Magic
This book was pure magic, I throughly enjoyed the concept of this book which always kept you half knowing but still with many questions to be answered. I l... READ MORE
Megan Wilkinson
The Night Circus
Magical, mysterious and legend of literature
I believe that this should become a classic. The writing is beautiful and serene. A great book to go back to if you are ever in a reading or writing slump.... READ MORE
Sherrie Muggeridge
The Night Circus
Stunning
I love this book! When I picked it up it was not yet a bestseller and that makes me happy. It was the cover that drove me in. Maybe it took 5 pages but I w... READ MORE
Vera
The Night Circus
A Dream
This book was magical, romantic and beautiful all at the same time. The relationships you develop with the Characters and everlasting, and this book is a ... READ MORE
Mara
The Night Circus
Good fantasy novel
Well written and engaging. Good characters. Good story. The only reason I didn’t give five stars is because it’s not really my type of book.
Jane
The Night Circus
A Captivating Circus
Now I know people say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but I totally did with this one, as I remember walking through my local Waterstones and brow... READ MORE
SimplyOneHellOfAReader
The Night Circus
Magical imagery and unique characters
In the late 19th Century, two illusionists each take on a young protégé and begin a contest that will span decades. Whilst the two younger illusionists wor... READ MORE
Bookish Blonde