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The Night Circus
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February 29, 2012
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March 21, 2012
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Jocardo
Jan 09, 2016 Jocardo rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-own
What a great book to start the new year with! Beautiful, romantic, fantastic, epic....would love to see this story unfold on the big screen. I dove into this novel and I am sad that I am no longer within its world. I love books that make me feel that way just as I am sad that I have finished reading it.
Amy
Mar 17, 2012 Amy rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012-finished
There are only so many ways to describe things that are black, white, and/or silver. Those ways take up far fewer than 380-odd pages.
Alison L.
Mar 20, 2012 Alison L. rated it liked it
This was a delightful read! I enjoyed it at a four star level. It promised much that it didn't meet but came close at many moments.
Fiona
Jan 07, 2013 Fiona rated it really liked it
quite a rich visual backdrop to a story between two illusionists propelled in a contest against each other by their predecessors who have since lost touch with the dangers of the competition. dream-like circus tents we all wish we could enter. I also really enjoyed the concept that illusionists are only deceiving the audience of what is there, when it is all in the mind. Tricks we all wish we could perform, like not getting rained on...etc. I want to meet this bright artistic author!!
Susan
Sep 30, 2011 Susan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011
Stunning.
Alexandra G.
Aug 13, 2014 Alexandra G. rated it liked it
A little slow in the first hundred pages while the author sets up the complicated intricacies of a dual between two magicians, the story really picks up once the stage is set and she reveals the personal motivations and relationships between the characters.
Erika Lee
Jul 24, 2012 Erika Lee rated it really liked it


I adored this book. It was poetic and fantastical and beautiful, and was the first book I've gotten lost in in a while. The author does a
particularly good job describing the romance. I'm sad I read it so fast!
Sarah
Mar 20, 2012 Sarah rated it liked it
Shelves: book-club-books
Many things were left unanswered, but I enjoyed the story nonetheless. You can definitely tell it's a first novel, and I expect the unpolished aspects will be taken care of as time goes on.
Maheneen
Nov 11, 2011 Maheneen rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, realistic, adult
I'm loving this book! My book club is meeting to discuss this on the 21st. Anyone want to join the discussion?
Scott
Feb 14, 2012 Scott rated it really liked it
Elizabeth
Jul 11, 2013 Elizabeth rated it it was ok
Kirsten T
Nov 07, 2013 Kirsten T rated it really liked it
Dan Langley
Mar 02, 2012 Dan Langley marked it as to-read
vanessa
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Caitlin Emery
Dec 28, 2011 Caitlin Emery marked it as to-read
Anna
Dec 14, 2011 Anna marked it as to-read
Alejandro
Sep 26, 2012 Alejandro rated it it was amazing
Lexi
Jan 06, 2016 Lexi marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Jaime
Nov 28, 2011 Jaime rated it really liked it
Frani Lieberman
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Jasmin
Feb 24, 2013 Jasmin rated it it was amazing
Lindsay
Jul 18, 2012 Lindsay rated it did not like it
Susie
Sep 29, 2011 Susie marked it as to-read
Theresa
Mar 09, 2012 Theresa rated it it was amazing
Danielle
Nov 17, 2013 Danielle rated it liked it
Mollie
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Stephanie
Jun 30, 2015 Stephanie marked it as to-read
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