The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Imaginative and interesting! Read a review at http://readinginthegarden.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-night-circus-by-erin-morgenstern.html
Announcement: The "next Harry Potter" is going to be The Night Circus, a historical fiction series about dueling 19C circus magicians written by a never-before-published writer named Erin Morgenstern. The Night Circus is happening, whether you like it or not.