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Waiting on Wednesday: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

June 29, 2011

“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event hosed by Breaking the Spine blog, where various bloggers get to showcase the novels they are eagerly anticipating! Here’s my entry for this week:


The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Publisher: Harvill Secker

Release Date: 15th September 2011

Genre: Adult Fiction

Format: Hardback



In 1886, a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, Le Cirque des Rêves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire.

Although there are acrobats, fortune-tellers and contortionists, the Circus of Dreams is no conventional spectacle. Some tents contain clouds, some ice. The circus seems almost to cast a spell over its aficionados, who call themselves the rêveurs – the dreamers. At the heart of the story is the tangled relationship between two young magicians, Celia, the enchanter’s daughter, and Marco, the sorcerer’s apprentice. At the behest of their shadowy masters, they find themselves locked in a deadly contest, forced to test the very limits of the imagination, and of their love…

A fabulous, fin-de-siècle feast for the senses and a life-affirming love story, The Night Circus is a captivating novel that will make the real world seem fantastical and a fantasy world real.


I discovered this book at work today after being featured in The Bookseller magazine. It sounds fantastic and also comes with a lovely bit of praise from the brilliant Audrey Niffenegger who I am a huge fan of! It sounds quirky and magical and I honestly cannot wait to read this! I’m sure many of you will agree!


What do you think of  The Night Circus?

Are you going to add this to your wish list?


Please share your comments below!


4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 29, 2011 19:59

    This looks so good! I can’t wait to read it – great pick!

    If you’d like, you can check out my WoW here.

  2. June 29, 2011 23:40


    I’ve not heard of this book. Nice!

    Michelle A

  3. June 30, 2011 02:03

    I’ve seen this around a lot lately, and it sounds really good! Great WoW pick!!

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