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L.J. Smith - The Secret Circle 2 - The Captive. Home · L.J. Smith - The Secret Circle 2 - The Smith, L.J. - The Secret Circle 01 - The Initiation · Read more. With love, witchcraft, and spellbinding drama, the Secret Circle series is perfect for fans of The Vampire Diaries. This special paperback bind-up contains p. THE SECRET CIRCLE THE CAPTIVE PART 2 AND THE POWER PDF, THE SECRET CIRCLE THE CAPTIVE PDF, THE SECRET CIRCLE.
I have read it so many times and love it more each time! Wana know why? And I guess I was kind of curious about the source material for the books since it was the Christmas holiday and the show is on hiatus. I love it! I flipped to the end of the first volume to see if it got better and the whole thing is a joyless, clumsy bummer. The book captured my attention when Cassie and Adam fall in love but he is in love with Diana so they try to keep their distance, but end up always having to be together. Doug Henderson.
Nick being the ice cool, emotionless one. The Henderson brothers wild ones! Suzan the beautiful one. Deborah the confident, straight minded one. Laurel environmentalist, sweet one.
Melanine independent one Sean the scared, nervous and vulnerable one. The characters are so different from each other but they still click to make an awesome coven!
I love it! I really do! Again I say I love it!! I love the trilogy! I finally finished a book! This series is so different from the t. I spent so much time trying to absorb myself into the world but would question about why there are different and more characters, different plot-points e. I only started to get into it during the later-half of The Captive Part One.
I wish I could've rated this higher, but life be like that sometimes. Oct 08, KJ Shadows rated it liked it Shelves: Can you tell I'm a sucker for witch stories? I'm not talking about Harry Potter while good is about controlled magic in schools purely for educational purposes and riding a train out to a mysterical castles. I'm talking about bad witches and teenagers who go to a real human school, the good old fashion kind. I admit that I finally decided to pick up The Secret Circle because the show on CW had already started and I wanted to read the book 3 stars Image above is one of the best witch movies ever.
I admit that I finally decided to pick up The Secret Circle because the show on CW had already started and I wanted to read the book before watching the show. I'm a huge fan of LJ Smith even though I think her writing is pre-mature sorry to say but I love how she easily blends paranormal into history believably and of course Vampire Diaries! What I loved about this book was the story behind it. An island where the witches of Salem ran to find refuge, where they live ontop of a certain road.
All houses on that road house the descendants of these witches and everyone else are descendants of the servants or passerbys that were let into the island. In the beginning, Cassie makes a few enemies of these witches. It reminds me of The Craft which of course, is like one of my favorite witch movies of the century.
The characters are all pretty bland, however I seem to like Nick and Faye best. Faye really helped improve everything since the writing was a little too simple for me.
She knows what she wants and she goes for it, and I really wish that she wrote more about her backstory in here. Another thing that irked me was Cassie's obsession with Adam. It was embarassing. I know the whole spiel about them being made for eachother in the stars or what not, but it was like she saw him once basically said Hi. Then couldn't stop thinking about him much less the next time she sees him she tells him shes in love with him? If that really happened, any guy would be busting out the restraining order pronto.
Crap, even I would. It was just really unbelievable and I hate the "love at first sight" love stories. Really its just so not cute for me, it ruined the whole idea of any love story.
Also the fact that Diana was his girlfriend its just got bad news stamped all over it. Overall, I did like it despite its flaws. Of course there are many plotholes and things to overlook, but like I said I'm biased because of my love for witches. I hope Cassie decided to drop the Adam thing, and go for Nick. He just seems more badass in the book.
View 1 comment. Nov 13, Sandra rated it did not like it Shelves: I brought the Secret Circle a long while after i finished reading the whole nearly series of The Vampire Diaries.
I thought of buying the Secret Circle book 1 after i watched the tv series. They stopped after season 1, and i was eager to know how it all ends.
But, as it turns out, the books in the series are like a completely different planets. There are even some different characters! The main character is a bit annoying. And the rest, are a bit dull. They are not described well, nor developed. The secret Circle has like and something pages, it'a a short book. That takes me to read like 2 or 3 days if it's good. But, i have to say, i was reading this book 8 days.
Cassie's and Adam's relationship was like paper and scissors. At page and something, they tell each other they love one another. And i'm like " What!!? You'v only known each other for like 3 hours!
The only reason why Cassie couldn't or didn't want to be with Adam was because she didn't want to hurt her best friend, who is like a sister to her. Her name is Diana and she is Adam's girlfriend, she really loves him, and he loves her. So, Cassie, decided not to ruin their relationship. Like i said, Cassie and Adam loved each other, but they both also loved Diana, so after some hot kissing they swore on something that i can't remember that they are never going to betray Diana, or let her find out about them.
Plus, this book doesn't know the meaning of the word ' interesting'. Nothing interesting happened! And sometimes i couldn't stop myself from rolling my eyes.
And to be honest, i skipped some pages and paragraphs. Overall, The secret Circle is a very big disappointment to me. Although, i gave the reasons why i hate it above, there is something that i really like as well, i just don't exactly know what.
Feb 28, Nathaly Alvarez Jimenez rated it really liked it Shelves: Este es un libro perfecto para pasar un rato. Me encanta la manera en que L. Smith escribe. Simple, interesante y asombrosa a la vez. Toda la trama del libro es un poco confusa y te deja con mucha intriga Este es un libro perfecto para pasar un rato. Toda la trama del libro es un poco confusa y te deja con mucha intriga en el principio. Pero a medida que vas leyendo vas respondiendo las dudas y puedes empezar a predecir lo que pasara en el libro.
Los personajes en son muy sencillos y es muy facil conectar con ellos. El libro comienza con Cassie estando de vacaciones, su madre le dice que tiene que irse a vivir con su abuela en New Salem, Massachusetts. Pero ella es ayudada por Diana, una de las brujas. El novio de Diana, Adam regresa a New Salem para el final de la historia. Cassie se niega a hacerlo, pero Faye le dice que la posee ahora. Bien escrito.
Recomendado para leer cuando simplemente quieres pasar un rato agradable leyendo algo que no sea muy pesado. Sep 14, Leyla rated it did not like it Shelves: It's three minus. I admit that the only reason I read this book is because I'd heard that the CW was going to make a TV series out of it and because, even though I can't exactly say that I liked Smith's Vampire Diaries series the highest rating they ever got was a half-hearted 3, and, to my shame, I read all seven of them , what I can say is that the TV show based on those book is nothing short of fantastic.
In fact, I don't think I could survive without my weekly dose of Damon. The guy is jus It's three minus. The guy is just so charming, and funny, and sarcastic, and sweet, and oh, so perfect.
And did I say how hot good an auctor Ian Somerhalder is? Anyway, I'm supposed to review The Initiation. I mean, it's pretty short, so there isn't a lot of space for world-development, and I liked the characters well enough, especially that slut er, Faye. I like her boldness, her self-confidence and the not-so-underlying wickedness.
What I couldn't really accept was the Wicca-style ritual with the dagger and all. It seemed right out of a children fairy tale. And whereas in some stories that kind of thing works Also, where are the kids' parents? Or adults in general, for that matter. I refuse to believe they let them do whatever they want. The heroine getting it on with her BFF's boyfried.
Ok, not really. There was just this very hot make-out session and some vows of eternal love were exchanged, but the point is, he's her BFF's boyfriend. I don't think I've ever read something like this. Also, if anyone is interested in the TV series, just know this: Pretty much like TVD. But TVD is still way better. Aug 20, Ravin Maurice rated it it was amazing Shelves: I can't figure it out.
I picked up this book with mixed emotions, and it knocked my socks off. I can't figure out how she did it. The Secret Circle tells the story of Cassie Blake and all that happens when she moves with her mother back to her mother's hometown of New Salem to tend to her grandmother.
I know what your thinking This book was utterly addictive. When I finished this one I immediately went out and bought the next one I only bought the one I can't figure it out. When I finished this one I immediately went out and bought the next one I only bought the ones actually written by LJ Smith, if you're wondering and the original Vampire Diaries books that she wrote.
Her prose is so fluid and so natural that its completely addictive and pulls you in deep. Even though they were published in you wouldn't know, because they're not dated in any way.
The characters are charming and interesting. You can't help but love them. I was disappointed to hear about the controversy that she went through with these books, I wish she had been able to write more of them.
But wow, yeah, I wasn't a believer but now I am. I totally get it. LJ Smith is amazing. Dec 30, Jennifer Wardrip rated it it was amazing Shelves: The main character, Cassie who coincidentally shares a first name with this reviewer , is likeable and easy to relate to as a plain, shy, sixteen-year-old girl.
After moving to New Salem to live with her mother and estranged grandmother, Cassie finds herself included in her new school's intimidating secret club.
Once she is initiated as a witch, Cassie soon finds out that the beautiful boy she fell in love with over the summer is part of the coven, too. Cassie must sacrifice true love in order to protect her adopted "sister," Diana, but what else will she have to sacrifice? And what does the club's rebel member, Faye, have to do with the cursed crystal skull and the mysterious deaths in New Salem? Ending with a breathtaking cliffhanger, L. View all 4 comments. Nov 22, Cameron Chaney rated it liked it Recommended to Cameron by: Darth J.
I thought it was just okay, but I was kinda curious about the books after I read Darth J. After reading this first volume, I have to say I quite liked it. No, it's not great literature and yes, there is some bad insta-love, but it's a 90s YA novel. What do you expect? It's just good, cheesy entertainment and I had a lot of fun with it. It's one of those books that you read straight through without feel So, I watched the TV show based on this book when it came on The CW a few years ago.
It's one of those books that you read straight through without feeling slumpy toward the middle. Also, what's not to love about books set in Salem? The answer is nothing. Cassie discovers she is a witch when she moves in with her grandmother. With a few murders taking place at her high school and the boy she likes being not-avelable her life is getting pretty exciting and dangerous.
The first book is about her finding out about her past and the secrets of her new town. Trying to do the right thing and ending up being black-mailed from another member of her coven. Jun 16, Kirra rated it really liked it Shelves: Cassie and her mother move from their home in sunny California to a gloomy little town in New England called, New Salem.
Cassie longs for her old life and friends back on the the west coast, but there is something about this new town that makes her feel connected.
She witnesses a girl being pushed down a set of stairs. Which she is then blamed for. Then she is targeted by one of the schools, terrifyingly, popular Cassie and her mother move from their home in sunny California to a gloomy little town in New England called, New Salem.
Then she is targeted by one of the schools, terrifyingly, popular girls and her crew. Little does Cassie know that this crew of popular kids is a coven of witches.
A coven that she is soon initiated into. Cassie is drawn into the Secret Circle and soon discovers that she herself is a witch and that her family is one of the twelve founding families of New Salem. Just when she is starting to feel like she belongs with Diana and the Secret Circle. People begin to mysteriously die and Cassie falls for Adam.
The mysterious good looking guy that she met and saved a few weeks ago on the beach. Now Cassie must choose whether to risk the temptation or risk it all for what she truly wants, even if it means it could destroy her and the friendships she has made within the Circle.
This book is full of mystery, magic, and teenage angst. I watched the show before I knew there was a book.
As always, the book was better. Paranormal White Problems. This was cute, if a bit dated. I would have loved it when I was a preteen. May end up giving it to my preteen niece who loves witches and vampires. Jun 16, Jennifer Burton rated it really liked it. I like it and can't wait to get the rest of the series.
I think is one of the best books I ever read. It companes magic with love and danger, and also the forbeandent disares.! Mar 07, Ashley rated it it was ok. Teenage-me would have looooved this and said five stars all the way. Adult me, not so much — good, not great.
Sorry Brandi! Sep 24, Erin rated it it was ok Shelves: Oh wow The characters I'm not super sure there was even one hidden in there anywhere. Plus Adam The only one that might have potential is Nick Exactly everything a good witch story shouldn't be Apr 16, scrillla rated it liked it Shelves: I read this book only because it was on my shelf from my highschool days not very long ago, but still , and found myself actually quite enjoying it by the end.
By the infamous L. Smith, who everyone knows wrote the Vampire Diaries. Starts out pretty slow, but definitely gets into some of that teen romance we all secretly love.
Based in a town called New Salem, run by a coven of ancient witches teenage children. This turns out to be a group of 11, who the main character Cassie turns out to be I read this book only because it was on my shelf from my highschool days not very long ago, but still , and found myself actually quite enjoying it by the end.
This turns out to be a group of 11, who the main character Cassie turns out to be the 12th. She is only a half witch, her mother ran away and married an outsider, but Cassie becomes a witch nonetheless and the rest of the group are forced to accept she is one of them for she has been taken under the wing of the beautiful group leader, Diana.
All the witches in the town live on Crowhaven road. There are other normal people in the town who are all quite terrified of the witches, except for a girl named Sally. As the book unwinds, a series of murders are committed and the group are baffled but determined to find out what is going on.
All of the witches in the coven are intriguing or beautiful or both in their own ways. Faye, a particularly wild group member with an affinity for fire, is Diana's cousin but never ceases in her attempt to become leader of the group.
Diana was just stepping in as leader for gorgeous boyfriend Adam, who returns about half way through the book with a sacred object used by one of the very old ancient witch leaders turned bad.
It's a crystal skull that is possessed by a very evil dark energy. At the very start of the book, Cassie happens to save Adam from a group of boys with weapons obviously planning to hurt Adam.
When they meet on the beach at Cassie's initiation, Cassie swears to herself she will not reveal her feelings or that they met previously outside the group. This turns out to be the start of a very interesting relationship between Adam and Cassie, one of the reasons I am going to read the next book. You gotta give it to L. Smith, for turning something that sounds really stupid into something that I actually want to keep reading! The characters are all interwoven pretty well already, and it's obvious the relationships are only going to get deeper.
I recommend this book for anyone who likes witches, Vampire Diaries or YA novels. Jan 01, Vanessa rated it it was ok Shelves: Oh man.
This is embarrassing. I shouldn't even admit to have picked this book up. But, see, there's this show called "The Secret Circle" on the CW about these teen witches and I'm totally wrapped up in it here, covers face with a pillow and contemplates whether or not to keep some things to herself.
I do understand that it's not exactly Chekhov but it's insanely addictive and surprisingly well acted. And I guess I was kind of curious about the source material for the books since it was the Chr Oh man.
And I guess I was kind of curious about the source material for the books since it was the Christmas holiday and the show is on hiatus. And what's more Christmasy than reading about witchcraft and magic crystals and bound circles, amirite? So, you know how you watch a tv show based on something you've read and think, "Why did they change that?? Well in this case, the creators of the TV show were wise to go back to the drawing board.
Instead of the high quality semi-soapy drama from the TV show, the book is simply Mean Witch Girls without the humor or insight of the Lindsey Lohan classic. It's dreary. But worse than that, everyone is terribly one dimensional. The villains are evil and interchangeable, the adults are largely useless and the heroine is a cipher. When the protagonist first meets the bad witch clique, they are trying unsuccessfully to break the neck of a classmate and soon move on to torturing our heroine by filling her locker up with raw meat WTF?
Dude, I tell you it makes NO sense. I plowed through most of the first book this is an omnibus edition of the first book and the first half of the second and realized I couldn't force myself to go on. I flipped to the end of the first volume to see if it got better and the whole thing is a joyless, clumsy bummer.
Avoid and re-watch The Craft instead. Oct 25, Gabrielle Gwynn rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Any who is interested in books about witches, love, and murder mysteries. My favorite characters in this book would have to be Cassie, Diana, and Adam. Cassie; is a shy and caring person who put others before herself. Diana; is the popular girl that is really sweet and cares about others and just like Cassie she likes helping others.
Adam; is the hot popular guy the catches the eyes of the girls. Faye is my least favorite character. If this bo My favorite characters in this book would have to be Cassie, Diana, and Adam. And Faye is going to spill the beans about Cassie and Adam, unless Cassie deceives Diana by obeying her. The ending was nothing what I expected. I would recommend this book to anybody who is interested in love, mysteries, and witches.
February 1st 3 6 Feb 06, Readers Also Enjoyed. Videos About This Book. More videos Young Adult. About L. I have a new blog about my Vampire Diaries fanfic. She has written over two dozen books for children and young adults, and has enjoyed writing every one of them.
She lives in th I have a new blog about my Vampire Diaries fanfic. She lives in the Bay Area of California, with a backyard that is full of flowers, which she adores, especially with many different shades of roses.
She loves to visit a friend's little cabin in the Point Reyes National Seashore area, which has lots of trees, lots of animals, lots of beaches to walk on, and lots of places to hike. Once, while hiking, she saw a snow-white buck which allowed her to follow it nearly half a mile. She also likes to collect things: A militant optimist, she is also part of the Velociraptor Sisterhood a fancy way of saying that she likes to read, write and discuss books with strong female characters , and she has traveled extensively in Europe and the Far East.
The two countries she loves to visit most are Great Britain, with its historic monuments and amazing country landscapes, and Japan, with its bustling urban life and exquisite mountain scenery. Her favorite current writer is Terry Pratchett, the author of the Discworld series, for its wild and witty satires on life, death, war, love, assassins, coppers, and Australia. Her favorite classical writer is Jane Austen.
Her favorite poets are Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson. Her favorite movies are The Seven Samurai and Avatar analyze that! She doesn't have a favorite TV show, because she doesn't have time to watch TV and only owns one for playing movies. Her favorite people are her readers, each of whom she cherishes with deep and lasting affection. Smith wrote books of The Vampire Diaries series. After that, a ghostwriter took over the rest of the series. Other books in the series.
The Secret Circle 6 books. Books by L. Earth and fire, bring… my desire. And now they were sitting on the floor and composedly licking the blood off their chops. If you want to force a particular order, use the character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, " 0 prequel " sorts by 0 under the label "prequel. Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such see Wikipedia: Book series.
Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations , on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place.
Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification eg. Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.
Cassie Blake. Suzan Whittier. Chris Henderson. Deborah Armstrong.