The Night Circus is by Erin Morgenstern. Welcome to Le Cirque des Reves, the Circus of Dreams. A very special circus which is open only at night and features amazing and magical exhibits and performers. The circus is also the venue for a mysterious magical challenge between Marco and Celia who have been training their whole lives of a contest they don't fully comprehend. When the two young magicians fall in love the stage is set for disastrous consequences, and not only for them, but for everyone involved with the circus. A lyrically written and beautifully expounded story. A Reader's Corner Highly Recommended read.
Ratings: 9th grade - 10 out of 10 - AC (some mature thematic content).