Friday, October 23, 2015

Silent Circle by Cassandra Larsen

Silent Circle
(The Witches Circle #1)
by Cassandra Larsen

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Published: 2014
Publisher: self
Genre: Fantasy, Witches, YA
Rating: 3.5

The Witches Circle series:
Silent Circle
Deceitful Circle
Shattered Circle - coming soon

First sentence(s):
Most teens get a car for their seventeenth birthday. Me? I get inducted into a freaky coven of witches.

“Most teens get a car for their seventeenth birthday. Me? I get inducted into a freaky coven of witches.”

When Emerson wakes up on her seventeenth birthday, she has no idea that her life will change forever. After her mother’s inexplicable suicide three years ago, she’s gotten used to the scorn and sideways looks of her classmates. She knows that everyone believes her mother was crazy, and that it’s only a matter of time before Emerson cracks herself. So when Emerson starts seeing auras and hearing voices, she begins to think that the rest of the town may be right.

That is, until Caiden, an enigmatic boy from her class, tells her that she’s a witch, just like her mother. With the truth revealed, a whole new world opens up to Emerson, a world she soon discovers holds its own dangers.

Caiden agrees to help Emerson navigate this secret world, training her to control her newfound abilities. But Caiden isn’t the only witch in town. When a rival coven shows up to recruit Emerson, she has to decide whether to join Caiden’s coven, or risk facing these dangerous witches alone.

My two-bits:

I felt this was a slow introduction to this world of witches, but interesting. My curiosity is always peaked when I come across male witches as we usually only see female ones in the forefront.

This story is a coming-into-witch story for the main character, Emerson. It is a totally new world for her so we get to learn about it as she does.

Most of the story though is high school related drama that Emerson encounters when trying to juggle a boyfriend, girlfriends and the secret witch world she is getting into.

About the author:
I graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in English Education. An avid reader of urban fantasy and paranormal romance, I have been dreaming up stories from a very early age. Silent Circle is my first novel. I live near Baltimore with my husband and son.


* review copy courtesy of author

* part of the R.I.P. X challenge (here)

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