The Secret Circle: The Initiation and The Captive Part 1
Author: L.J. Smith
Release Date(As volume): July 22, 2008
The circle's power has lured her home
Forced to move from sunny California to gloomy New England, Cassie longs for her old life. Even so, she feels a strange kinship to a terrifying group of teens who seem to rule her school. Initiated into the coven of witches that's controlled New Salem for hundreds of years, she's drawn into the Secret Circle, a thrill that's both intoxicating and deadly. But when she falls for the mysterious and intriguing Adam, Cassie must choose whether to resist temptation or risk dark forces to get what she wants—even if it means that one wrong move could ultimately destroy her.
At first, I thought this book was a bit weird. Really, the only reason why I was reading it was because it was by one of my favorite authors, L.J Smith, and I had just finish some of her other books, like Night World. It really wasn’t going for me with the cliché of the main character liking her friend’s boyfriend.
Let me tell you that I was wrong about thinking it was weird!
I really like the L.J. Smith’s style of writing, so even if I still thought it was weird, I’d still like it. But, I liked it for other reasons too.
I loved the main character, Cassie, and how she gets around being in a new place, and then learning about what she really is, a witch.
I also liked that although Faye seemed like a enemy, she really wasn’t that bad.
Oh, I almost forgot! The romance… That part was especially great, since I’m a huge romantic.
Anybody who liked L.J. Smith’s other books like The Vampire Diaries, Night World, Dark Visions, should read this book/ volume. And if you’re a romance fan like me, you need to certainly read this book and the others that have come out, or are coming out.
I hope you take my word for it!
P.S. I realize that this is now a TV. series, but I’d rather read the book than watch the show, anytime.