introduced to me by my sister and it was absolutely spectacular.
I'm personally confused about why this book is so loved, it's nothing like the summary on the back and I was disappointed. The concept and characters are cool, but I was expecting something more epic.
This book has everything. Lovers! Twins! A contortionist, jerky mentors, a contest of wits will and power! Spooooky ghosts! Late night dinners! World travel! Points of view which while interesting, make no sense until the end when things come together!
I enjoyed this quite a lot, would recommend.
Do I need a tarot deck?
Am I gonna start telling fortunes 🔮?
Do I want a tarot deck Erin Morgenstern developed while writing The Night Circus 🎪?
Hell, yeah, I do!
This is a work of art ♥️
Check out the Phantomwise Tarot. It‘s gorgeous 🤩
📚 Tagged, Night, Northanger Abbey
🖋 Naomi Novak
📺 Night Court, Northern Exposure
🎤 Neil Young, Norah Jones
🎶 Nothing Compares 2 U (Sinead O‘Connor) Nothing Else Matters (Apocalyptica) November Rain (Guns & Roses) Need You Tonight (INXS) Nightshift (Bruce Springsteen)
Want to play @Gissy @Arvena @BarkingMadRead
This was such an amazing book. The writing and the characters *dies of joy*
The only thing I didn‘t like was that the romance took a total of 2 chapters and than Kapoof! Never to be seen again.
This was my fourth attempt and I pushed through this time by speeding up the audiobook. It was okay, but for some reason, I just wasn't charmed in the way I think I was supposed to be. I was bored and it never felt like the love story had any tension or build up, it just...was. I flat out hated Water for Elephants, so maybe I have a circus aversion?
#ScarathlonDailyPrompts #Day6 #Night What embodies this prompt more than a circus that arrives at midnight and leaves at dawn? This is probably the book I recommend the most when people ask what‘s a really good read. It‘s well written, the story is wonderful, the characters amazing & the setting is lush. What more can you want? #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter 6pts
Perhaps a controversial opinion but I didn‘t love this even though by all means I should have.
Lyrical writing - ❤️
Circus - I was in the circus as an aerialist 🎪
Adventure - ❤️
Magic - 🪄 🙌🏻
But still something felt lacking to me. I guessed the twists and turns early on and couldn‘t wait for it to be over. I borrowed it from a friend so I have to give it back soon.
Maybe if I meditate on it I‘ll change my review but for now ⭐️⭐️⭐️.
Okay, I‘m adding this one not because it‘s my favorite but because it‘s so memorable. The Night Circus is one of those books that is so unique you wish you could read it again for the first time. #AlphabetGame #LetterN
I 💜💜💜 the tagged book with my whole heart. But this one is a more important read that I am so glad to have read Night by Ellie Wiesel
This is one of those rare books that totally captivate & enchant you from page one. It‘s a beautifully crafted, beautifully written magical whimsical love story that has the lot, including a circus of wonders that appears & disappears in the night. With a backstory of a magical wager & a doomed love, it‘s just perfection.
Reading on the train!
I was expecting to love this but it‘s been a bit slow going so far (I‘m 150 pages in). Does it speed up at all?
Oh goodness, how to say how much I enjoyed this book. Magic, love, whimsy, and excitement wrapped in black, white, and blood red. If you're intrigued, you should just read it. I also highly suggest listening to it narrated by Jim Dale (also who narrated Harry Potter)
10/10 for aesthetics, 2/10 for the level of manipulation and delusion suffered by the majority of the characters. How do you truly choose a life plan or partner when powerful people push you in a direction? I'm afraid I spent more time pissed off than enchanted; I didn't get as invested in the star-crossed lovers angle as I think I was supposed to. The ending wrapped up well, but at what cost?
Attention Tarot friends! Erin Morgenstern recently announced that her Night Circus themed deck is being released in the US this November! You can preorder and view some of the imagery on her website... check it out! Thought I'd pass this along here to all my fellow #witchesoflitsy 😊
I should have bailed on this book from the get go, but it was read my Jim Dale who also read Harry Potter, and the concept was intriguing. But this book just fell flat for me. The imagery was breath-taking, I'll give it that. But for me the book tried to be too much. It tried to be a fantasy, murder-mystery, comedy but without compelling enough characters for it to work. Also, the ending seemed more self-congratulatory than anything else.
I loved the Starless Sea so much I think almost any other book would pale in comparison. I loved the story of this one I just found the numerous pov (around 15) and the backwards and forwards of multiple time lines (2 timelines I can handle) I found myself having to concentrate on whose pov I was reading and where in the timeline I was so much to the point of it took so me of my enjoyment out of the reading of it. ⭐⭐⭐
I almost didn‘t continue with this one. It took about 10 chapters and then…wow. I love this book in ways I don‘t even understand.
After 50%, it got more interesting and easier to read. But, I'm not going to pretend to like the prose. Because in the end, I don't think I understood anything.
I'm enjoying this book but I've been reading it for 4 days now and I just got past 50%. It's not readable for me.
I suppose I just contradicted myself. Sigh.
Great book about a magical black and white circus