Erin Morgenstern's imaginative novel, The Night Circus, has been compared to Twilight and Harry Potter, but despite its fantastical nature, I'd say it stands on its own. Erin creates such a tangible, magical world that I didn't want it to end. And you can't help but be captivated by the star-crossed romance. (Get our interview with Erin here.)
"I remember the people who look at me the way you do."
"What way might that be?"
"As though they cannot decide if they are afraid of me or they want to kiss me."
"I am not afraid of you."