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The Night Circus

by Erin Morgenstern

Rated: Moderate

A boy and a girl.

Able to move and change the physical world, creating illusions that are real, not parlor tricks.

Trained from childhood, raised and groomed for a challenge that they don’t understand.

A circus.

Tents full of wonders that soak the senses and make the imaginary reality.

A romance that cannot be.

And I’m not telling you ANY MORE. You have to GO READ IT NOW. This book blew me away. I read it in one day — the characters are rich and conflicted, so full of abilities that it’s a joy to read all the things they are capable of. The love story is absolutely pristine — it ebbs and flows with the same magical cadence as the rest of the plot. I honestly felt as if I’d stepped into this alternate universe; it’s exactly what I want from a book — a time period and way of life that’s familiar and yet so unique with people that weave in and out and settle into the story in ways I couldn’t have guessed. I wish I could read it for the first time all over again.

Rated: Moderate for one non-graphic sexual scene, two uses of strong language, one Deity term.

— Reviewed by Corinne Edwards

Corinne Edwards is always happiest when a book is in her hand. If her current read needs to be closed for a short time, either in her backpack while she leads her three rambunctious children on adventures, or on her nightstand while she sleeps, that's okay too. Her book thoughts and reviews land at her bookish blog, The Book Nest.

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  • The Night Circus
  • by Erin Morgenstern
  • Rated: Moderate
  • Genre: Fiction
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