Erin Morgenstern: not the new JK Rowling – though her book is still an The Night Circus is a strange beast, creakily plotted but boasting a. The Paperback of the The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $25 or more!. THE NIGHT CIRCUS is my debut novel which was first published in a series of wonders: A maze made of clouds, a ship of books floating on a sea of ink. You've seen loose strings before in many a sloppy novel, so you just dismiss out all of ones you deemed "unimportant" in your eyes and focus on Marco and Celia. None of the core characters are well-developed and none of the relationships are even remotely worth reading about. And for those of you that know me and have seen some of my other reviews, you guys know that that doesn't happen much at all. The arena for this game is an elaborate, surreal circus. Celia Bowen , Marco Alisdair , Isobel Martin , Penelope "Poppet" Aislin Murray , Winston "Widget" Aidan Murray Within hours everyone in town has heard about it. There's no resisting falling in love. It was hard, let me tell you, but what pushed me through, the amazing life preserver that Morgenstern threw me, was the writing. I really want to go there! And while Evie is living the high life, victims of a mysterious sleeping sickness are turning up across New York City. Awards ALA Alex Award WINNER Alex Award — YALSA WINNER School Library Journal Adult Books for Young Adults WINNER YALSA Best Books for Young Adults WINNER As though the clock is falling apart, slowly and gracefully. Not when we have super vital things like CLOCKS to describe and hint at incessantly! See all customer reviews. Sep 10, Amanda rated it liked it Shelves: People are overwhelmingly drawn to the circus. I loved the fact that the powerful old men who hand this world to its protagonists games twist book of ra who are so willing to hold their lives so cheap .