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Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Posted July 15, 2020 by Nori in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin MorgensternThe Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Published by Doubleday
Publication Date: September 13, 2011
Pages: 391
Purchase Links Amazon
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five-stars

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.
Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.


Hello everyone! It’s my first time posting a book review in a long time.

Book Review

How do you even describe or write a review for a book like The Night Circus? I now understand why so many people are obsessed with it. It is a book that draws you in and makes you never want to leave. It’s a book that will send chills up your spine, but will also warm your heart. It is a book where every single word was chosen carefully, to make you, the reader, feel the magic and pure essence of the book. If I had to classify it, I would say it’s historical mystical realism. Does that even exist?

Imagine growing up, knowing that you will be forced to play a game against an unknown opponent, but you don’t know when, who, where, why, or how. That’s what the two main protagonists are facing. The Night Circus is mysterious because it centers around a game where the rules are fuzzy. There is so much that is unknown, and every time you think you have figured out the mystery, there is a new twist or turn. There is bittersweet romance, unrequited love, and hidden love. When reading this book, you might think you are inside of a dream, because it’s hard to distinguish what is myth and what is reality.

Does that sound intriguing to you? If it does, then I highly recommend you read The Night Circus. I could write volumes about this book, but I think that going into it relatively blind makes the story even more fascinating. I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it. I give it 5/5 stars.

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Top 16 Books I Read in 2016!

Top 16 Books I Read in 2016!

Today I’m going to be highlighting my favorite 16 books from 2016! I couldn’t pick an absolute favorite book (two are tied) but the rest are listed in no particular order!!! 1- TIED. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner (click HERE to see my review) 1-TIED. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows When We Collided by Emery Lord Bound by Blood and Sand by Becky […]

Posted January 16, 2017 by Nori in Discussion Posts / 5 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday #93: Ten Books..

Top Ten Tuesday #93: Ten Books That Have Been on My TBR Shelf Since BEFORE I Started Blogging!

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Tuesday #93: Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf (Or TBR) From Before You Started Blogging That You STILL Haven’t Read Yet! This is such an embarrassing list. *hides* 1. Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) by Kristin Cashore 2. Scarlet (Scarlet #1) by A.C. Gaughen 3. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson […]

Posted August 23, 2016 by Nori in Book Meme / 14 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday #92: Top Ten B..

Top Ten Tuesday #92: Top Ten Books Set in the USA!

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Tuesday #92: Top Ten Books With X Setting This week, I decided to focus on books that take place during modern time, in regular ole USA. 1. All the Feels by Danika Stone 2. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner (click HERE to see my review) 3. How It Feels to Fly by Kathryn […]

Posted August 16, 2016 by Nori in Book Meme / 11 Comments

BBCP16: Match Made in the Page..

BBCP16: Match Made in the Pages ~ Team Periwinkle!

Welcome to my blog everyone! I’m so excited to finally kick off a summer filled with tons of Book Blogger Creativity Project 2016 posts! ICYMI: Here’s all the details on the project! Today I am participating in the Match Made in the Pages feature organized by Team Periwinkle!   So what is Match Made in the Pages?  Well, let me start by saying that I absolutely LOVE this feature because it’s […]

Posted August 10, 2016 by Nori in My Features / 4 Comments

BBCP16: Classic Fridays ~ Team..

BBCP16: Classic Fridays ~ Team Gray!

Welcome to my blog everyone! I’m so excited to finally kick off a summer filled with tons of Book Blogger Creativity Project 2016 posts! ICYMI: Here’s all the details on the project! Today I am participating in the Classic Fridays feature organized by Team Gray!   Classic Fridays is an original monthly feature created by Mishma, Wesaun, Claire , Melissa, and Brooke  as part of the Book Blogger Creativity Project hosted by Nori (oh hey that’s […]

Posted August 5, 2016 by Nori in My Features / 3 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday #90: Top Ten B..

Top Ten Tuesday #90: Top Ten Books I Want NOW!

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Tuesday #90: Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card Oh my gosh. There are SO SO SO many books that I would buy immediately if I could! There is NO WAY that I can only pick 10 books, so I decided to focus solely on […]

Posted August 2, 2016 by Nori in Book Meme / 8 Comments

BBCP16: Book Nerd Bites ~ Team..

BBCP16: Book Nerd Bites ~ Team Yellow!

Welcome to my blog everyone! I’m so excited to finally kick off a summer filled with tons of Book Blogger Creativity Project 2016 posts! ICYMI: Here’s all the details on the project! Today I am participating in the Book Nerd Bites feature organized by Team Yellow!   Book Nerd Bites is an original monthly feature created by Becca, Cyra, Kristin, Natasha, and Valerie as part of the Book Blogger Creativity Project hosted by […]

Posted July 30, 2016 by Nori in My Features / 2 Comments

BBCP16: Pages to Pictures ~ Te..

BBCP16: Pages to Pictures ~ Team Magenta!

Welcome to my blog everyone! I’m so excited to finally kick off a summer filled with tons of Book Blogger Creativity Project 2016 posts! ICYMI: Here’s all the details on the project! Today I am participating in the Pages to Pictures feature organized by Team Magenta!   The purpose of Pages to Pictures is to focus on one book and describe what would be necessary to make it the perfect movie. It […]

Posted July 20, 2016 by Nori in My Features / 3 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday #89: Top Books..

Top Ten Tuesday #89: Top Books Set Outside the US!

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Tuesday #89: Top Books Set Outside the US! When I saw this topic, I completely blanked. Oops? So, what did I do? I asked Twitter!!! And of course, Twitter was very helpful in reminding me of some great books. 1. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows 2. The Crown’s […]

Posted July 19, 2016 by Nori in Book Meme / 12 Comments