Published by Doubleday on September 13th 2011
Genres: Young Adult
Format: Book from NYPL
A special Halloween edition of Erin Morgenstern's bestselling novel. Longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012 and selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club, The Night Circus is a feast for the senses, a fantasia of magic, mischief and love, an extraordinary blend of fantasy and reality that will dazzle readers young and old.
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 NightfallCloses 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 RêvesThe Circus of Dreams.Now the circus is open.Now you may enter.
OMG I loved this book. It was a magical adventure.
I decided to pick up this book as it was recommended to me as I loved Caraval. Let me preface that the story in this book is so different to Caraval but just as good as it is.
This is the story of the night circus. A magical place that is hosting a challenge between illusionist. The circus travels around the world and the performance starts at dusk and ends until dawn.
My favorite characters were Widget and Poppet. The twins who were born on the first day of the night circus. They each have a gift whether is to tell stories about the past or reading the stars about the future. They have a set of kittens who they have their own act outside the tents to showcase.
This book’s world building is amazing. I loved the twist and turns that this book showcases.
If you enjoy Caraval, I strongly suggest reading the Night Circus.