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The Secret Circle is a novel series created by the author L. J. Smith. Originally published in 1992 as a trilogy, the series follows Cassie Blake as she and her mother move to the town of New Salem to live with Cassie's grandmother.

The Secret Circle is a novel series created by the author L. There, Cassie discovers that she is a witch and is subsequently initiated into a Circle of eleven other teenage witches. However, as Cassie and the Circle delve into the old ways of witchcraft, they soon realize that magic comes with a price and attracts dark forces.

The Secret is a best-selling 2006 self-help book by Rhonda Byrne, based on the earlier film of the same name. It is based on the belief of the law of attraction, which claims that thoughts can change a person's life directly

The Secret is a best-selling 2006 self-help book by Rhonda Byrne, based on the earlier film of the same name. It is based on the belief of the law of attraction, which claims that thoughts can change a person's life directly. Critics have claimed that books such as this promote political complacency and a failure to engage with reality, and that "it isn't new, and it isn't a secret"

The Secret Circle: The Captive Part II and The Power: Cassie has joined the most alluring-and deadly-in-crowd . But power comes with a price, and it's more dangerous than she knows.

The Secret Circle: The Captive Part II and The Power: Cassie has joined the most alluring-and deadly-in-crowd imaginable. In the ultimate battle between good and evil, will Cassie's supernatural powers be strong enough to lead the coven out of danger? The Secret Circle: The Divide: For the first time since moving to New Salem, Cassie Blake feels normal. She's dating her soul mate Adam and making new friends in town. But the Circle is being hunted by an unknown enemy-and anyone could be the next victim.

The Secret Circle Series. 6 primary works, 11 total works. Note: Only the first three books are written by . Smith - the rest of the series is the work of a ghostwriter. Book 2-3. The Captive Part II, The Power. Caught in the struggle between good and evil.

Cassie saw startled looks around the Circle. There was a kind of recognition in many of the members' eyes. The old lady told us it was because your family was always the strongest. You've got the clearest sight and the most power, she said. Like my dad," Diana said wonderingly. And I've got our Book of Shadows, now," Cassie said, somewhat embarrassed, bending to take the red leather book out of her backpack. My grandmother had it hidden behind a loose brick in the kitchen fireplace. Black John wanted it, so there must be something in it that he's afraid of.

The Secret Circle book 3: The Power. United at last with Diana, the mistress of her coven, Cassie must first sacrifice her love for Adam to save the Secret Circle and the town of New Salem from the evil powers of the witch Faye. Threatened by the possibility of her destruction in a final battle between good and evil, Cassie must hope that her supernatural gifts are strong enough to obliterate the powers of evil. If victorious, Cassie will win more than she ever dreamed. But if she and Diana fail, the Power will go to those who seek only to destroy.

THE SECRET CIRCLE TRILOGY Volume I: The Initiation Volume II: The Captive Volume III: The Power. The Night of the Solstice Heart of Valor

THE SECRET CIRCLE TRILOGY Volume I: The Initiation Volume II: The Captive Volume III: The Power. The Night of the Solstice Heart of Valor.

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The third in a horror trilogy - a story of witches and witchcraft and a dangerous romantic triangle. In New Salem, a shy teenager finds herself drawn to a group of girls only to find that they are descended from a coven of witches formed over 300 years ago.

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I read all over them and was hooked. Awesome books. Wish tv show was still aired. Books where way better. Hard to put down.
Akirg
Great series
Ttexav
Quick delivery. Accurate description. Thanks!
sergant
The Secret Circle books are fantastic (the originals). Love to re-read them, too. Wish I could get the original covers.
Questanthr
The final battle between the circle & their tormentor. I felt the story would have had more depth if the author had added some much needed back info & character building. This series was a blunt, to the point, short read. Im currently reading the fourth installment, which is written by another author. I can already see huge differences. There are no more run on sentences or jumping around from one day to four later without telling the reader what is going on. I love the characters & the plot of the story but they lack a great ending. The book seemed to fly by, throwing us into ridiculous scenes with no real reason as to what would make them remotely believable. I did however enjoy Cassies character growth throughout the series.

The final battle between the circle & their tormentor. I felt the story would have had more depth if the author had added some much needed back info & character building. This series was a blunt, to the point, short read. Im currently reading the fourth installment, which is written by another author. I can already see huge differences. There are no more run on sentences or jumping around from one day to four later without telling the reader what is going on. I love the characters & the plot of the story but they lack a great ending. The book seemed to fly by, throwing us into ridiculous scenes with no real reason as to what would make them remotely believable. I did however enjoy Cassies character growth throughout the series.

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I enjoyed reading about Nick & Cassie's budding relationship, & he became a better character to read than Cassie herself as he went through several emotional stages. It was disappointing the way their relationship suddenly ended & Cassie was back to wanting Adam when their relationship hadnt been written well enough to make it believable. She relied solely on telling us that it was their destiny, as opposed to actually building the relationship through trial & error. Nick & Cassies relationship did go through trials & tribulations, ultimately making it more believable.
Zulkishicage
Overall, I really liked the last book in the Secret Circle (I'm not interested in reading to ghostwritten newer books that were published recently). In the beginning, I was getting a little tired of Cassie being a doormat, even though that's what she is portrayed to be, not standing up for herself. However, the book was full of twists and mild surprises. The ending was very well written and left you feeling happy. However, like many reviewers before me, this should be read in order.
THOMAS
"The Power" is the final book in L. J. Smith's "Secret Circle" trilogy, and I would strongly advise not reading it until you have read the two previous novels "The Initiation" and "The Captive". Yes, it's annoying trying to track down two books that belong to the same story (in my opinion the whole thing should have been one complete volume), but "The Secret Circle" is Smith's most intricate and worthwhile story - you'll get the most out of it if you read all three volumes in their correct order.

In "The Initiation" Cassie Blake joined an elite coven of teenage witches living in New Salem, only to find herself in love with coven-leader Diana's boyfriend Adam. To make things worse, he reciprocates her feelings and soon Cassie is being blackmailed by Diana's cousin Faye to do her bidding, or she'll spill the beans on the affair. In "The Captive", Cassie fell into Faye's trap, and helped her find the sinister crystal skull that releases a `dark energy' that she suspects is behind the mysterious deaths occurring in New Salem. With coven leadership passed to Faye, Cassie's grandmother killed (but not before imparting some valuable information) and Faye preparing to reveal Cassie and Adam's secret, we head into "The Power."

With the unleashing of the crystal skull, the coven now finds themselves up against the original leader of the Salem coven - Black John, who instigated of their births in order to build up a strong yet controllable young coven. Though most of the coven's parents thought they had finished him off years ago, he's back and is now making things intensely difficult for the witches at the school. Appearing as the new principal Mr Brunswick, he impinges an oppressive regime upon the school that weakens the coven and gives added power to the likes of Portia Bainbridge - the witch hunter that Cassie met on holiday. With Faye on his side, he seems set to unleash a devastating hurricane on the township, destroying everyone in his way.

It seems the coven are up against huge odds, what with the violent school students, a defunct Faye, the approaching hurricane, Black John's malevolent presence, and yet another terrible secret that is to be revealed to Cassie. But though all this, there is time for witchy rituals and blossoming friendships, especially with fellow coven member Nick - though there may just be a betrayer at work in the midst of their coven...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, this is definitely Smith's best complete work - she gathers together all of her familiar storytelling elements (ie, good vs evil, a love triangle, a series of murders, supernatural mysteries) and presents them in a fresh, interesting way. Dotted throughout are little subplots and ideas; most potent of all his her version of the Salem witch trials, and the way she imposes them on a modern day setting. In fact, Cassie's kidnapping at the hands of the angry mob of teenagers is quite harrowing. The forms of manipulation that `Mr Brunswick' uses at the school are cleverly used and have real weight in the context of the real world.

I do however have some complaints, the nature of which bring "The Power" from a four star review to a three star one. Looking at other reviews, I notice that I'm not the only one disappointed at the resolution of Cassie's love triangle. Her relationship with Adam always felt too sudden and unconvincing (I'm not an advocate for love at first sight, especially in teen-reads), and it seems unconceivable that he would break up with the girl he's been with since primary school for a girl he's only recently met. On the other hand, Cassie had a sweet chemistry with `bad-boy' Nick, which is dropped suddenly and unfairly. Throughout the story, I toyed with the idea that the Adam/Cassie attraction (that seemed to be based more on hormones than real feelings) was actually the result of a spell Faye or Black John had cast in order to create divisions amongst the coven. Not so. Smith had the opportunity to end the story with two happy couples - instead we have one rather hollow one.

Secondly, Smith often builds up dramatic moments only to have them fall flat. Faye revealing the truth to Diana has been a catalyst boiling for a while, and Smith even used it for the second book's cliffhanger. But it comes to an unlikely conclusion, with Diana simply forgiving the two of them instantly. Keeping in mind that this is directly after the traumatic switching of coven leadership, and the death of Cassie's grandmother, it seems implausible that Diana could do this so easily. Why not build up tension and leave it hanging for a bit longer? Why not divide the coven and therefore make its reunion more powerful? Also in this vein is the final battle against Black John - it's unfortunately utterly anti-climactic, and is over and done with in one chapter. That's the huge conflict that the entire book has been heading towards?

Finally, many plot threads are simply not cleared up properly, and many readers may feel short-changed at the swiftness with which the end is wrapped up. It was desperately in need of a final chapter, just to see how the characters fit back into the normal routines of life and how they were effected by their struggle (especially with regards to Faye's abrupt turnaround and Cassie's father).

But despite an ending that is somewhat unworthy of its beginning "The Secret Circle" is a good read, with an intriguing plot, a strong, realistic female lead, and enough good ideas to keep you interested. If Smith ever considers more books in this series, I'd definitely read them.
The Secret Circle 3: the Power download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Lisa Smith
ISBN: 0553406752
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Bantam Children (May 11, 1995)
Pages: 320 pages