The Night Circus - also called the Circus of Dreams - is the site of a competition between two magicians - Celia and Marco - who are bound to each other as children. As they struggle to determine the rules of the competition, they create a fantastical circus. I enjoyed the creative story and the descriptive writing style. It kept me guessing. But, as other reviewers have noted, the character development was a little lacking, especially for the two main characters. I also thought the ending was sort of confusing - you need to pay attention to the dates and I found myself needing to flip back to figure out where I was in the timeline. People have compared this to Harry Potter and I don't think that is accurate at all. The Night Circus was an entertaining, creative, well-written book, but not the next Harry Potter.