I had to think for a day about how to rate The Night Circus. It is written with such skill and attention, creating a fantasy world that you want to be a part of. The entire book is dreamlike and intoxicating, simply beautiful. Then something awful happens-The End. After carrying you on a wispy cloud for 95% of the book, you are suddenly left free falling and hoping for the best. The end is a let down, but because the journey was so pleasurable I decided it was still worth five stars. This is one of those books that you shouldn't go into wanting an answer. It has a very interesting premise, a good story, extremely creative writing, but like life- it just IS. If you love linguistically visual books, take a chance on this and just enjoy it for what it is.