Author: L.J. Smith
Release Date: August 1, 2008
Publisher: Harper Teen
Source: borrowed from Lexie
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.
(summary taken from Goodreads)MY THOUGHTS:
I honestly adore books about witches, and the Secret Circle was no exception!
This book was pure, enjoyable fun! Even though I'll admit the characters were a little cookie-cutter predictable, I was never bored reading about them. Cassie was an adorable main character, and I loved seeing her start to break free from her timid shell!
The plot was also fun to follow. L.J. Smith's flowing writing style made it extremely easy to breeze through in one sitting! Even though I'm extremely against keeping secrets, I still couldn't help but root for Cassie the entire way through. And the romance between her and Adam was so, so sweet!
Overall, the first two books in the Secret Circle were very enjoyable! You should definitely try these out, especially if you're a fan of any other L.J. Smith books! :)
BUY or BORROW?: Buy or borrow doesn't matter — you should just read this book!