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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Book Tour and Review: The Circle by Cindy Cipriano

Circle copy
The Circle Calum Ranson is sure of three things: his cousin Finley is alive, Calum will find him, and no one knows Calum and his family are Sidhe. No one until Laurel shows up at his mother's bookstore wearing a dark clan's mark. When Calum learns the details surrounding the disappearance of Laurel's brother, he suspects the evil Hobayeth clan. Calum and Laurel work together in the Realm of Man and the Otherworld to rescue her brother - revealing a connection between Calum and Laurel that may cost Finley his life.
"The Circle is full of magic and mystery. Readers will be engrossed in faerie realms, charming characters, and a state of wonder and imagination. The Circle is for those who delight in reading fantasy and exploring mystical worlds."
--Kathleen Fox,

Author Cindy Cipriano Cindy Cipriano lives in NC with her husband, son, and 27 pets. Okay, more like one cat, three dogs, and many, many fish. Cindy is an award winning science teacher, who this past August celebrated her 12th first day of sixth grade.
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My Review
I am not really a big fan of stories about faeries but this story was not that bad. It was a bit slow from time to time but I loved the world building, the characters were well developed and the plot was interesting enough to keep me turning the page. I think it would make a fun read for middle graders as it deal with relevant issues most kids in middle school are faced with. Not to mention the added fantasy element. :) My only 'ish' is that there were a lot of characters. Not that it is a totally bad thing, but when there are too many characters in a story, I tend to forget folks. :/

Overall, this was a quick and fun adventure to read.  


Mary Preston said...

I loved Fairy books as a child, I wonder how I will relate to them as a grown up.

Suz said...

I like books about the fae so this sounds great! I love dystopians but sometimes it's nice to read something fun every once in a while! Thanks for your comments!

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