I started and finished reading the book, The Night Circus, today. It's pretty awesome. All kinds of good stuff going on between the pages, and I'm sick with envy of the author. What a unique and intriguing voice.
Characters and environments were incredibly well detailed in words, and the interiors of the set pieces and tents were described to perfection. The romance was subtle and engaging, and the longing and pain were a perfect counterbalance.
This book is everything yin and yang, and is a textbook for descriptive writing.