the night circus was an excellent read. i highly recommend it. i felt like it was the most interesting and compelling novel that i'd read in a while and one of the most well written that i've ever read. the characterization is amazing. i was immediately invested in each circus member as he or she was introduced and was completely intrigued by the antagonists. the plot was also stellar. each page gave a new small bit of information, but only enough to keep me wanting more from beginning to end. plus the entire story concept was just so unique. beautiful, beautiful writing. a really, really good one.