Each member of the Circle has a distinct personality and realistic points of view on each problem they deal with.
The danger in this book forces all of the Circle's members bond andstick together through thick and thin. Half of the time, it was like a horror movie, with me screaming at Cassie' NOT TO OPEN THAT DOOR or NOT TO GO IN THERE ALONE! Of course, Cassie never listened andleft me gripping the edge of my seat while she the delves deeper into the world of magic and secrets.
The circle's power has lured her home
Forced to move from sunny California togloomy 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 controlledNew 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 whetherto resist temptation or risk dark forces to get what she wants—even if it means that one wrong move could ultimately destroy her.
Later Cassie would realize it was Diana who had shouted. At the timethe words came to ger only through a fog, and they sounded slow and dragging.
Meaningless, like the continued mad barking that was going on somewhere far away. Cassie’s fingertips brushed thetransparent black fingertips before her.
Instantly, she felt a jolt like the thrill that the hematite had given her. She looked up, shocked, from her own hand to the smoky, swirling face, and sherecognized it-
Then everything shattered.
There was a great splash and icy-cold drop of water splattered Cassie from head to foot. At the same instant there was the hissing sound of red-hot embers beingsuddenly drenched. The smoky man-things changed, dwindling, dissolving, as if it were being sucked back into the fire. A fire that now was nothing more than a sodden black mess of charred sticks.