Smith's SECRET CIRCLE Trilogy: The Initiation, The Captive and The Power books, not the. CW's TV show. THE GIRLS OF THE SECRET CIRCLE. The Captive (The Secret Circle, #2) Books by L.J. Smith. Can The Secret Circle Survive Lured into the most popular in-crowd imaginable, Cassie is intoxicated. Common KnowledgeSeriesThe Secret Circle The Secret Circle: The Initiation and The Captive Part I by L. J. Smith, The Captive by L. J. Smith, 2.
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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.
Many of the characters are very stereotypical with the bad girl, bad boy, aloof boy, biker chick, creepy dude, and perfect couple. The guy is jus It's three minus. It's just kinda like she doesn't even care about the writing, she just strings words together into phrases that make logical sense in order to keep the plot moving in a direction other than a downward spiral. SO much was wrong with this one, its boring even to write it. You travel throughout the story in the mind of Cassie and her struggles to keep herself and the circle alive. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works. Los personajes en son muy sencillos y es muy facil conectar con ellos.
You need to pick up "The Initiation and The Captive pt 1" to understand what's going on. By Eclectic hobbyistread this in middle school the first time This book is pages of pure excellence. You travel throughout the story in the mind of Cassie and her struggles to keep herself and the circle alive.
They know why everyone is dying in New Salem, but everyone else blames the circle. Black John who has gone by many names before and minds died many time too, is the killer, he twisted people's mind to make the circle the one to blame for everyone else. Smith has an amazing writing style that keep the reader involved with the story. She uses suspense to keep the reader interested, she uses funny quotes; she makes it so that you think you are in the book and minds of Cassie, Diana, Adam, Faye, Melissa, Deborah, Suzan, Nick, and all the other characters.
This book is a made for teenagers and young teenagers because for young adults and adult this book would be too childish and unsatisfactory, plus it deals with young adults who are witches with powers. A quote that I really like from this book and I think is funny is Cassie: A quote that I did not like was Faye: With love, witchcraft, and spellbinding drama, the Secret Circle series is perfect for fans of The Vampire Diaries.
This special paperback bind-up contains part two of the second book in the Secret Circle series, The Captive, and the final book in the series, The Power; from L.
Lured into the most powerful and deadly in-crowd imaginable, Cassie has learned that her power comes with a priceand its more dangerous than she knows. Torn between the dueling desires of the two most powerful members of The Secret Circle, she must ultimately choose between saving all of New Salem, and her own love for the bewitching Adam, which threatens to tear the circle apart.
In the ultimate battle between good and evil, will Cassies supernatural powers be strong enough to lead the coven out of danger?
Or will she fall prey to the dark forces within? Praise for The Secret Circle: The Divide: Attractive teens; hot, but innocent, romancedangerous adventuresall guarantee popular appealMain character, Cassie, is both likable and realisticStir in suspensefilled scenesand Smith bewitches readers into clamoring for more. But when she falls for the mysterious and intriguing Adam, Cassie must choose whether to resist temptation or risk dark forces to get what she wants - even if it means that one wrong move could ultimately destroy her.
Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details The Secret Circle Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Is the tv tie in edition different? I want to read it but I'm confused. Tiffany I have watched the show and read the books to answer your question no it is not the same at all there is 6 people in the circle on the tv ahow but in …more I have watched the show and read the books to answer your question no it is not the same at all there is 6 people in the circle on the tv ahow but in the book there is 12 so it throws off the plot a little less.
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. The story opens with sixteen-year old Cassie vacationing on Cape Cod. She saves a boy and his dog from four coll [image error] Ah, what can I say?
She saves a boy and his dog from four college age students with a gun, and she thinks she sees a silver cord connecting her to the boy she saves. He gives her good luck charm crystal, kisses her hand, and leaves.
She never asks his name.
On her first day of school, Cassie runs afoul of the queen mean girl in school, Faye, resulting in mean-spirited pranks like her locker being filled with raw meat. The bullying comes to a head when Faye lures Cassie into the abandoned science building but Diana comes to her rescue, saving Cassie from Faye and becoming her friend in the process.
Okay, don't judge me but I did read this when the TV show started and it wasn't horrible. You have your basic tropes of the new girl in school suddenly finding herself interested in a mysterious popular group.
Who discovers, surprise surprise, that she has special powers. And that her fate was entwined with her new best friend's boyfriend, who says the kind of cheesy things only a fiction character can get away with.
Even thou Okay, don't judge me but I did read this when the TV show started and it wasn't horrible. Even though the show wasn't renewed for a second season, it does follow a lot of the arcs in the books. There are notable differences between the TV adaptation and the books, such as Cassie and Diana switching hair colors and the fact that there were 12 members of the Circle instead of 6. Overall, I thought it was a fun popcorn read. Mar 06, Alex Bennett added it.
The Initiation The Secret Circle is definitely one of, if not my favorite series. It was one of the first young adult series I read, and I could just not get enough. And since a television adaptation of this awesome series is coming soon, I thought now was the perfect time to revisit this series.
And what I found was spectacular, but also different than I remember it being the first time I read it. The Initiation does a good job setting up the story for the next two books in the Secret Circle se The Initiation The Secret Circle is definitely one of, if not my favorite series.
I feel like if you really want to enjoy this series for what it is, you have to read the books back to back. The first time I read them, I did so in just a few hours. However, I was captivated by The Initiation, and it definitely left me wanting more of this story.
Smith is in fact my favorite author. The way she is able to spellbind me with every tale she creates is fascinating and rare.
No matter what she writes, I will read it and undoubtedly fall in love with her writing and magical worlds all over again. The Secret Circle is just one example of her excellent talent. But as Cassie soon learns, the residents of Crowhaven road have the town of New Salem at their command because of a power each of the residents possesses. The Secret Circle has a special place in my heart, and I strongly encourage everyone to read this series. The Captive The Captive starts right where The Initiation left off, and holds the same addictiveness that the first Secret Circle book has.
The fast-paced, magical story holds nothing back in The Captive, and when I finished reading it I immediately wanted to start reading the third book. Though this is my second time reading The Captive, I still found it to be a fantastic book. It also touches on the ideas of good versus evil and left readers with a lot of questions about the revelations that appeared towards the end. Smith brings her trademark writing style to The Captive, writing a lush, descriptive story with fantastic, relatable characters, and still managing to keep the novel fast-paced and addicting.
Each book L. Cassie is very conflicted in The Captive, and deals with a lot of inner turmoil. While I still found her to be relatable and likable, she does change a lot throughout this novel. We also see different sides to some of the other coven members, and I found a lot of them to be more likable than they were in the first book.
The Captive is a great addition to The Secret Circle, a series that I fell in love with years ago, and am now having the opportunity to fall in love with again. Nov 22, Hannah rated it it was ok Shelves: That was…kind of incredibly stupid. I won't go into it. It was just stupid.
I only read it because I absolutely adore the TV series its based on. The show is so much better than the book, in my opinion, which is saying something because the show isn't exactly a paragon of excellence. Okay, I'm going into it. Cassie was dumb. There were plenty of times when she could have stood up for herself and didn't. For example, when that guy on the beach grabbed her wrist, she could have said, "Get the hel Wow.
For example, when that guy on the beach grabbed her wrist, she could have said, "Get the hell away from me, creep. She is also incredibly boring. Like, gag me with a spoon boring. She us quite possibly the dullest creature ever to walk the face of the earth. Also, she is a child. Literally she follows Diana around like she's seven years old. It's tragic. She cannot make any decisions for herself. I think we picked a winner. But it's okay, because he loves her too! They know this because they have shared two meaningful conversations.
Cassie's little schoolgirl lust after the mysterious guy she met on the beach was pathetic. She kept talking about how she thought about him all the time, etc.
All other characters are also dumb, though Diana is alright. Faye is the only interesting character in this book because she's the only one who has the combination of intelligence and naughtiness to create interest.
Even she is a stereotypical bad girl, though perhaps crueler than most. But I think Lindsay Edgecomb could take her. Also, general comment about L. Smith books: It's just bland. It's just kinda like she doesn't even care about the writing, she just strings words together into phrases that make logical sense in order to keep the plot moving in a direction other than a downward spiral.
I know a lot of people really like her. No offense. Just something I've noticed. Yep, it was dumb. This review was also dumb, but that's okay. I did not hate the book because it differed from the TV show! I nearly always take the side of the book in these situations. Books are usually better than TV shows. But not in this case. Will I read the next installment of "Cassie's saga"? Of course I will, dammit. Of course I will. View all 3 comments.
Mar 28, Sam rated it did not like it. I think this may be the worst book ever.
Wana know why? J Smith. Her books are creative,have a really good sence of romance and are orginal. Just wrote for sake of it, a few more books to add to your collection? View all 9 comments. I honestly cannot believe how many good reviews this book has. It was downright pathetic and made me want to hit someone on multiple occations. Really, I don't even wish this on my worst enemy. SO much was wrong with this one, its boring even to write it.
I'll just enumerate stuff: She was bullied the entire novel and yet everyone kept going on about how she stood up for herself. I must've missed that. But see, standing up for yourself takes a whole new meaning in this novel. Now it means just answering back. Yes or No answers will do perfectly. Dude, she had a small glimpse at a pretty girl and was already obsessing over her being her friend, even her sister.
Leighton Meester in The Roommate much? Are you fucking kidding me? I hate those unnatural and certainly unreal love stories but can understand them to a certain extent. Bitch, please. You know what they say: Crazy people don't know they're crazy. What can I say? It's all for the sake of real EPIC love. Adam praises her for her self-control when actually her solution was to, and I quote, "We can't be alone, we can't seat near each other, touch or even think about it".
What are you people, animals? Like she was in heat or something and can't get a grip on herself? Please, you say self-control, I say you might as well chain yourself to a tree. This is horrible. I even skimmed through some parts looking for the action, or the romance for that matter.
Everything was forced into an otherwise teenager rant about cliques with awful character with no real qualities or depth. I just have to highlight and share my favorite moment of the novel: Suddenly they realize what they're doing and that it can't happen. So Cassie asks Adam: He never stopped, she's not even his ex, it hasn't been even five-freaking-minutes since he was all over her, they're not even in a fight! Cassie sure knows how to get on my nerves. View all 7 comments.
Feb 20, Justin rated it liked it. My favorite characters in this book would have to be Cassie, Diana. 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.
Then when Cassie steals from Diana it all backfires and evil is released into New Salem and people are getting killed one by one. The suspense kept me wanting to know what was going to happen next.
The author wrote this book to entertain young readers; also it informs you some about witch trials in Salem and what happened if you were accused. This book made me feel anxious, upset, giddy, and just a bunch of mixed emotions. I would recommend this book to anybody who is interested in mysteries, and witches. Dec 11, Rebecca rated it liked it Shelves: Some good ideas here but they don't go anywhere.
Sixteen year old Cassie is suddenly forced to move with her single mom to mom's home town -- somewhere Cassie has never been because mom and grandma have been estranged for 16 years. You think a family issue this major would be addressed in the story but it isn't. Cassie moves into an ancient house filled with antiques but she might as well be living alone with the lack of communication in the house.
There's some business with the neighbors, all Meh. There's some business with the neighbors, all of whom are descended from witches who relocated there in Cassie gets recruited to join the Secret Circle of local practitioners after the most likely candidate gets her neck broken. Then the principal dies in a landslide and the football hero gets hung in a boiler room and what's really weird is no one ever talks about this. The writing isn't terrible but the characterizations are thin and trying to keep track of 12 individuals in a coven is next to impossible.
I won't be bothering with the rest of the books in this series. Interesting and captivating series. The characters occasionally were a little juvenile for me, and it drove me crazy how WEAK Cassie was, but she finally came into her own and stood up for herself.
Feb 17, Taylor rated it liked it. Did I think this book was the best book ever and that i am totally in love with it? It wasn't a horrible book, but it wasn't completley amazing either. First of all lets go into characters: Now, usually I don't mind the main characters being shy and stuff, but this was absoloutley rediculous!
The girl is absoloutley spineless and lets anyone trample over her without even trying to defened herself. That wa Did I think this book was the best book ever and that i am totally in love with it? That was one of the reasons i had a tough time reading it, because her shy'ness was just way overdone but what does she do instead of fixing her problems?
This character wasn't as bad, but i found her kind of too nice, its like she doesn't have any flaws. This character really pissed me off. I mean come on. I actually hope Cassie ends up with this guy, he seems to be the only character who is actually down the earth but i'll bet anything Cassie will end up with Adam. Thats what its like with all of this authors books, the girl always ends up with charming gentlemen.
Okay, this was probably the only character i actually liked. She actually felt real to me. She was funny but dark; selfish but not too cruel; stubborn and manipulative but she was also just like a normal teen. The story starts off with Cassie on the beach on some vacation But the vacation is so horrible and she wants to go home! But hey! Okay whatver, anyways, So, Cassie moves to a new town so she and her mother can live with her grandmother because her mother tells Cassie that her grandmother is sick.
Cassie hates the idea of leaving her friends back in california and tries to convince her mother to live back there. Appearently, this girl's never heard of email. Like, seriously? Okay, anyways, when she arrives at this new school everyone seems to be treating her not as welcomely as she hoped and axidently makes public enemy 1 with Faye.
How did that came to be? All she does is stand there shaking like a vibrater when somebody goes all bitchy around her. But then she see's Diane and wants to become friends with her. No human can resist! Yeah, you hear that rosalie?
The Diane is comming through! She wants to become friends with her because she has a feeling something will happen, which when they do meet, they become best frieds, almost like sisters.
Anyways, my review is getting pretty long, and i have stuff to do, so i'll just sum it all up. Cassie Joins the secret circle of witches because it belonged through generations of hers and the other kids families. Did anyone warn her that she was about to join a group of witches she must commit too the rest of her life and cannot betray the groups secret otherwise they will kill her but she's in danger already because the outsiders hate witches and some even try to kill them?
Does she have any strange reaction that they are all witches? Its like she new already. They drag her out of bed, in the middle of the night, to the freaking beach with no one around, point a knife at her throat, tell her that if she has no fear then she will step foraward into the knife and what does she do But its okay! Adam comes back and appearently he is with Dian. Adam and Cassie kiss each other but then promise each other not to betray Dian again, unfortunatley Faye see's everything and blackmails Cassie into giving her this evil skull that if used could bring a dark dangerous spirit into the world in which people would die, or she will tell Diane that Cassie kissed her boyfriend.
A dark dangerous skull that if used could bring a dark and dangerous spirit into the world where people will die or telling some girl that her best friend kissed her boyfriend? It was just dull. The characters are boring except Faye , The story line was okay but it could of been better, The love triangle was really poorly done. But all together its an okay book. JL is not my favorite author, her plots are always really cool but its the actual writing that bothers me.
The only reason i don't want to read the second book is because of the main character, she is so spineless and whiney that its really hard for me to read! View 2 comments. Feb 25, Maria rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The Initiation is the first novel of L.
The Initiation follows a teenager named Cassie whose mother moves them back to the town, where her grandmother lives. Cassie is not happy with starting a new school and the forbidding house of her grandmother. Within days of starting school she gets on the bad side of Faith and her underlings, Suzan and Deborah.
They begin a campaign of intimidation and The Initiation is the first novel of L. They begin a campaign of intimidation and harassment that ends with fire play in an abandoned building on the school campus. Cassie is rescued by the beautiful Diana and cousin of Faiths. Diana puts Cassie under her protection and they develop a close sisterly bond. Diana brings Cassie into the popular group, which includes a mixed bag of characters including Faith and her minions.
One of the things we discover is that the group is preparing to initiate another girl into the group and Cassie is jealous because she knows she will always be on the fringe of the group. When the girl is killed, Cassie is initiated in her place and the truth comes out that the group are actually witches. The boyfriend, Adam, returns with one of the tools, a crystal skull, that some of the coven want to use to discover who has murdered their friend. When they use it, some type of black power surges from the skull and escapes out into the world.
Cassie also discovers that Adam is the boy she met once during the summer with and had an amazing connection with which might be love. At the end of the book, Cassie and Adam share a kiss and promise that it is the end of it.
Unfortunately, Faith has witnessed the interaction and uses it to blackmail Cassie into doing her bidding. My views of the book: This book is a decent addition to any library and especially so for those that enjoy young adult fiction.
However the first book is clearly a first book in a series as it is long on exposition and short on character development. Many of the characters are very stereotypical with the bad girl, bad boy, aloof boy, biker chick, creepy dude, and perfect couple. The first time I read this book was when I was a teenager and I enjoyed it both then and now. I feel that Cassie is a relatable character because of her shyness and need to belong.
She feel s out of place and sees the Circle as somewhere that she can belong. I cannot wait to see how the Secret Circle adapts to television and with the minds behind the Vampire Diaries on board, I am eager to see it.
Jan 14, Nidhi Thomas rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love the plot, I loved every bit of this book! I have read it so many times and love it more each time! Anyway, the story great, characters great. Cassie shy, pretty, confident and just down to earth. Adam strong, bold, confident, funny, loving and etc.
Each of the characters are different from the others, Diana being the nice, kind one. Cassie being the confident yet fragile one. Adam being the strong bol I love the plot, I loved every bit of this book! Adam being the strong bold sweet one. Faye being the dark beautiful, cold, horrible one. 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!