Thursday, 12 May 2011

Hallowed Circle - Book Review

Hallowed Circle (Persephone Alcmedi #2) by Linda Robertson

What is it about:
Persephone Alcmedi has been persuaded to compete for the position of High Priestess of the Cleveland, Ohio, coven — now that the former priestess, Vivian Diamond, has strangely gone missing. Unfortunately, there are a few small problems with the idea. Not only does Seph know rather more about Vivian's disappearance than the other witches realize, but the epic struggle she's just survived has left her with some highly unusual powers — ones that could be dangerous to reveal. Despite her reluctance, she agrees to participate, if only to prevent snooty Hunter Hopewell, an obnoxious but talented witch, from ending up in the winner's circle. Can Seph hide her secrets — including her connection to the master vampire-wizard Menessos — from the terrifyingly wise judges? Plus, there's her rock 'n' roll werewolf boyfriend, Johnny, and some angry fairies to deal with....

Once the competition begins, a finalist turns up dead. It looks as if one of the contestants is willing to do anything — including murder — to win. Suddenly Seph has even more on her plate than she thought: from solving a murder to working out what her new powers really are...and exactly why they're creating so much havoc in her love life.

What did I think of it:
I'm totally in love with Seph!
I really like the first book in this series and this one is even better! The story is suspenseful and full of action. Robertson's writing is a pleasure to read and she adds just the right dose of humour to it to make sure I want to reread this book often. The characters I loved in the first book are all present in book two and there are some cool new characters of which some hopefully will return in book three as well. The story is well rounded while at the same time making you curious about what will happen next to Seph and those around her. The romance storyline had me frustrated a bit, but not enough to keep me from enjoying all of this book and from immediately grabbing book three after finishing this one. This series just earned a spot on my shelves of favourites!

Why should you read it:
It's a well written Urban Fantasy with really cool characters.

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1 comment:

SusiSunshine said...

I want to read this series so bad. Linda is such a wonderful person and pattepoilue always swoons about these books. Must get them. Sounds just perfect.