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.
©1992 Lisa Smith and Daniel Weiss Associates (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers
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I listened to this book because of CW series rendition of The Secret Circle. I had no idea it was originally a book until I saw a comment on youtube. The series give you an idea of what the book itself is about but the stories are quite different in a lot of sense.
The narrator first and foremost is very much suited for this genre I must say, she did do a pretty fair job of the book itself. My only thought (slight problem really and it's just a personal thing) however is that the narrator though suited for this genre from the get go makes me think that this is a teeny romance novel. That is (in a sense) what the book is, however I believe with a different narrator it might have felt more than that.
As for the story, it is far different from the series in many ways. The number of characters in the circle itself, the description of some of the characters, the make-up of the families and the very motive behind how or why the circle was formed. I find some aspects of the story a bit trivial and annoying (teeny love stories are a bit overplayed to me in general). I have always thought that teenagers in love, forbidden love and the likes are a bit overplayed at best and impractical in real life (alas, this is fantasy). The story itself though is fascinating, there are so many unanswered questions and twists and turns that the novel can take. I am without a doubt intrigued as to how the book series will continue.
Overall, the book is a good listen. If your into Teeny Fantasy Romance novel or if your able to put up with that aspect of the book then this is a good book to listen. I am not too looking forward to the love story aspect of the book but I am not going to give up on the book just yet, there is enough in this book to make it a very very good listen....
In the fantasy category I would say that it is in the second position. I really enjoy these kind of teen fantastic stories about vampires, witches, supernatural creatures, but I was expecting more scary scenes and more passion between Cassie and Adam in this first book. I watched the tv series before start reading and listening this book, so I really expected see more intensity than I saw on tv. I will listen the other books to see if the story will catch me the way the tv series did.
In the book my favorite was Faye. She is seems so real and bad.
Yes. It is always good to listen to Devon.
Not exactly. I read it because I really love the tv series. I thought I would love this book more, but it did'n happen yet.
I like The Secret Circle. I hope enjoy more the next books.
When I don't want to read something intellectually heavy, I find books that I call "brain candy." This one definitely fits that category. It is well written and does most of the thinking for you. I'm not trying to be condescending, this is a vacation for my mind. Cassie is an interesting protagonist and the polar extremities of Faye and Diana are nicely portrayed. I wish these books were a little longer though. I'm already at the last book available and awaiting the next installment. I prefer the book series to the show on the CW, but I admittedly watch it faithfully every week.
The premise of the story is interesting. Unfortunately, the author waists a lot of time with detailed descriptions and repeating the same things over and over. It makes for a lengthy book that's not very interesting since very little actually happens.
No. It's not very entertaining
Yes, the narrator did a good job. I wouldn't call it an amazing job like other books I've heard but not bad.
Go back to listening other series such as Morganville Vampires
Lover so music and books.
I enjoyed the first book of the Secret Circle. The book introduced many characters that the television series did not. Needless to say, Faye was a character that I loved to hate. She comes off as self serving and just plain mean spirited. The main character Cassie can be a bit pitiful at times. I will continue to listen to the Secret Circle series, and I hope Cassie will transition into a powerful witch and stop being so pitiful.
Loves reading books, but have limited time. So audible presents a perfect solution for me!
Probally not, but it was still a very good listen.
It ended on a cliffhanger that makes you want to purchase the next volume. Only bought the book because of the ending of the TV show and I had to find out if Cassie and Adam will be together. Guess I have to listen to the next volume to find out...........but I cannot seem to find it on Audible.
She does a really good job with the book, but I think that viewing the TV show first assisted me in liking the book.
Not really, but I am a sucker for a good old fashioned love triangle!
Any help in finding Volume 2 of the series would be appreciated.
I decided to listed to theses books because the show was cancelled. I quickly realized the stories are completely different. Even basing the book just on its own its not that great as the reviews claimed. I feel that the show had a better story line.
Yes, but only after I finish them all. I love em.
All of it.
Yes, all of the Vampire Diaries. She is great in all of her readings.
I don't think so, but I would if I had the time
Keep up the great work. I love this site.
yes, it was great and I am the type that get car sick easily so I can't read and ride so the audiobooks for me work great!
Just figuring out that it is completely different from the series on TV.
No this was the first.
Yes, but I couldn't
I really enjoy the TV series, but this is a really really boring book. I normally love to read books about witches and magic but this was dull, dull, dull and I am glad to be finished. Will not be ordering book 2. Very disappointed !!!
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