Reviewed by Cassie Beale for TeensReadToo.com
L. J. Smith exceeds herself with the reissue of THE SECRET CIRCLE.
Though some of her older books, especially THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, are a delight to read, THE SECRET CIRCLE is leagues ahead in not only writing skill but in plot and characterization, as well.
The main character, Cassie (who coincidentally shares a first name with this reviewer), is likeable and easy to relate to as a plain, shy, sixteen-year-old girl.
After moving to New Salem to live with her mother and estranged grandmother, Cassie finds herself included in her new school's intimidating secret club. Once she is initiated as a witch, Cassie soon finds out that the beautiful boy she fell in love with over the summer is part of the coven, too.
Cassie must sacrifice true love in order to protect her adopted "sister," Diana, but what else will she have to sacrifice? And what does the club's rebel member, Faye, have to do with the cursed crystal skull and the mysterious deaths in New Salem?
Ending with a breathtaking cliffhanger, L. J. Smith's THE SECRET CIRCLE will leave you begging for more.
I watched the T.V. Series that was made based on the secret circle books. I was disappointed when I learned the series was only one season because it was too expensive to produce, I knew I had to read the books.
I read this book very quickly (which is always an indication it's good, right?). It was fun to compare the book with the T.V. Series to see how closely the storyline follows one another. I am hooked, and just ordered volume 2.
Much better than the "Vampire Diaries" books. I just re-read these books because I couldn't remember the story. Now I remember why I liked these books. Solid characters and a Solid plot that keeps you guessing. Wish they wouldn't have cancelled the TV show. Maybe it would still be on if they hadn't made it so different from the books. On to Bk 2.