The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Chatelaine editor's pick: A magical and delightful debut novel

the night circus

An enchanting debut novel set in a delightfully imagined world (think chocolate-covered bats and ice gardens) where two young magicians, Marco and Celia, are unknowingly pitted against each other. Full of danger, romance and mystery — no wonder the movie rights have been snapped up. Move over, Twilight!

The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern, $32.

— M.C.