Saturday, 24 September 2011
Author: L J Smith
Series: The Secret Circle
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Release Date: 4 Feb 2010
Now that Cassie is part of the most alluring and deadly clique imaginable, she is starting to realise that power comes with a price - more dangerous than she knows. Torn between the dueling desires of the two leaders of the Secret Circle, Cassie is struggling again. Does she use her considerable supernatural power to save lives, or does she put all her energy into keeping Adam, the boys she loves. Cassie's relationship with Adam is threatening to tear the circle apart, so where does Cassie's loyalty, and strength, truly lie? Is she brave enough to lead the coven out of danger? Or will she fall prey to the darkness..?
I went straight onto this one when I finished the first book.
Cassie is now part of The Circle but things are getting more dangerous. The Captive is actually my favourite out of the series, things seem to move forward more, the characters develop and the plot is better paced. The story is still predictable, but there is enough magic and intrigue to keep you wanting to read.
The Power is a great conclusion to the book and leaves you with a satisfying ending.
The books are easy to read and hook you in, I read them really quickly.
Faye is still one of my favourites, she's he one you love to hate. I wanted Nick to have a bigger part and for a while, I wasn't disappointed.
Diana is a bit too nice in some places. No matter what anyone does to her she just smiles and says' it's ok, i understand.' I wanted her to get angry and shout at least once, but it never happened, but I suppose that just showed how much of the 'pure' witch she was.
Overall these books are a good quick read, worth reading, but still very predictable.
I would give this book 7.5/10. Exciting conclusion. Some good twists and turns. but still predictable throughout
Posted by barmybex at 19:47