Whimsical. Magical. Atmospheric.The Night Circus creates a story that really draws you in, and while doing that, manages to tick off a checklist of things I enjoy in literature. An atmosphere created instead of just focusing on the plot, a magical/whimsical vibe, non-linear narration, switching forms of narrative, plus a love of the story so prevalent throughout--whether it is a desire for your own fairy tale/adventure through some characters, the romantic hope for a happy ending, and just an affinity for literary tradition. There is even a subtle nod to one of my favorite books of all time, Nights at the Circus.Highly recommended. Very hyped, but definitely a great, engrossing book worth the buzz.