• "This is a marvellous book. Playful and intensely imaginative, Erin Morgenstern has created the circus I have always longed for"

    Audrey Niffenegger
  • "Lush, evocative, dreamlike...a magical, coming-of-age story"

    Sunday Times
  • "The only response to this novel is simply: wow. It is a breathtaking feat of imagination, a flight of fancy that pulls you in and wraps you up in its spell"

    The Times
  • "Deliciously inventive... Don't imagine this is a light, frothy tale. For all her humorous touches, Morgernstern...has produced something darker than night"

    Mary Crockett, Scotsman
  • "Enchanting ... I was compelled by the world itself - by its saturated colours and textures, its unexpected smells and tastes. It is - a surprisingly rare thing in fiction - a strikingly beautiful world, in spite of its darkness"

    Claire Messud, Guardian