Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I have had The Night Circus in my "to-read" hopper for a while now. I added to to my "wish list" on my library's online library for a long time, waiting behind over 100 people to get it. I can't remember where I found the title or why I added it to my "wish list". Now, I'm going to believe it was just fate or magic because whatever it was lead me to find my new favorite book of all-time.

The Night Circus was the most beautiful book I have ever read. The writing was so fluid and each scene was so beautifully crafted. The book takes place mostly inside a wonderfully and magically crafted circus that was so detailed I could imagine myself in it. Many times when I'm reading other novels I'm annoyed with overly detailed scenery and gloss over it hoping to get to the next plot line. The circus is almost a character and not once did I find a single detail unnecessary.

Erin Morgenstern does such a wonderful jump with her scene changes. This book features so many wonderful characters and different points of view and not once was I upset when she jumped from one plot line to the next because it was so perfectly timed and wonderful. All of the characters and plot lines are just as interesting as the next. There was not a single unnecessary word, character or plot detail. I'm sure somebody else could have told this story if they thought of it but taking out or adding in one word would have changed it.

I never know how much I want to say about the actual plots of the books because I do not want to ruin the story for anyone. Maybe this doesn't make what I'm doing "reviews" or maybe it does. I'm just not sure. I hope someday I can figure it out and possibly come back to this book and give my opinions about the actually plot or characters but I don't even want to say a word about it. Instead I want everyone to be able to discover the characters and plot exactly how the author intended them to. I don't want to ruin a single moment of this book for a single person.

If you enjoy reading at all, which I'm assuming you do since you're reading this blog. Please, please go purchase or get this book from your library. Then, carve yourself out a day or two that you have nothing else to do and absolutely dive into this book. Please, you will absolutely not regret it.

One last note, I looked to see if this was being made into to a movie and of course, it is. I can't decide if I'm excited or not. This book is so visual I am afraid I will be disappointed or not. Oh hell, I'm excited, I can't wait. I just hope it does the book justice. It will break my heart if it doesn't.


  1. Hi Sarah. I followed your link from the Goodreads Blogger Lift Group.

    I read Night Circus this past autumn, and liked it. It was so magical and the descriptions of things, beautiful. If a movie ever does come out, I won't see it. I don't think it could ever do justice to the book.

    Welcome to the book blogging world. I blog at [Books and Blossoms].

  2. Sarah, I like your blog! It is bubbly and fun! I have been dying to read The Night Circus forever as well! It seems to just call out to me; I have so many other books already in line to be read, but I think I just might have to buy this one as an early birthday present :)
    I found your blog at Blogger Lift too! You definitely have a new follower!
    If you have time come by and check out my blog: www.readtomyhearts.blogspot.com

    And my sons' (I help) blog: www.superreadingkids.blogspot.com
    It is more for children's books but still very cute and fun!