But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
The Night Circus was fascinating. I'd never even heard of it but when I read the teaser I was sold. What's better than magic, competition, and love? A combination of The Prestige, Water for Elephants, and Possession, I read this book in about eight hours and couldn't put it down. It's well-written and has a great combination of mystery, intrigue, and romance. A great read for young adults and adults alike, this is one I really enjoyed. The only reason I'm not giving it five stars is because I'm not sure how I felt about the ending. 4 stars