The Circus isn't like any other circus you've been to before; it's actually magical. Two young magicians, Celia and Marco, are in the middle of a competition to prove who has the stronger magic. Their teachers have forced Celia and Marco into a pact where only one will survive, and despite these dire circumstances the pair continue to show off their skills. Morgenstern creates an incredible world where magic is woven into every day life. Her cast of characters are as compelling as the descriptions she uses to show off the Circus.
I have read this multiple times and still find new things to love and enjoy.