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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,000 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: L. J. Smith Narrator: Devon Sorvari Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Secret Circle Series Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9780062125439
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The Circle's power
has lured her home. . . .

Forced to move from sunny California to gloomy 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 controlled New 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 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fans of Smith’s Vampire Diaries series will find the same basic formula here: plenty of foreshadowing, lots of action, mild creepiness, and instant infatuation. Characterization is minimal, but those seeking lightweight, mildly scary, somewhat romantic titles will gobble this up and eagerly await the sequel.” 

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 1/28/2014

    " Goshdarnit WHY??!?!?!?!?!? LJ Smith is so good with that hatred of forbidden love thing. I swear, everything she writes makes me want to cry, I get so attached. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roger Market | 1/28/2014

    " Typical mediocre young adult fluff. I'm intrigued, but the writing itself isn't great. It reads like fanfiction, pandering to what the audience wants or thinks it wants. Take a gamble or two or ninety, L.J. Smith! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Soo | 1/25/2014

    " My friend and I watched the TV series for kicks & giggles. I wanted to know what the books were like. Well, now I know and I can't take back the time I used to read the book. My advice: Watch the TV series if you like Teen Drama and leave the books alone in the dark & dusty places they belong. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara Bell Morais | 12/26/2013

    " You see, I'm not a fan of LJ Smith or Vampire Diaries, but I was positively surprised by Secret Circle. It's not only because I love stories with witches (I love vampires too), but also because the story is more developed than VD, with characters better made. :D "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pénélope. | 11/11/2013

    " It's a great book. Good story, interesting characters, ... But I think I would have enjoy it if I was younger, like 12-14 yo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandy | 11/10/2013

    " These were a reread and I still liked them as much and probably better than the Vampire Diaries books. I did thinkthey beat Black John a little too easily at the end though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mira Zarkov | 11/10/2013

    " I don't like L.J. Smith's writing style, but the story is nice and it surprised me pleasantly. Almost nothing to do with the series, which makes it interesting, so I look forward to the other books of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine Peel | 6/10/2013

    " I loved these books when I was younger, I have read them prob 20 times each. There was not a lot of fantacy books out there when I was a kid and i thought she was a great writer. I had a copy of them that fell apart and I had to but a new copy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suz Mcguire | 3/1/2013

    " Young Adult but so good. Would have made a better series than Vampire Diaries but whatever. If you like YA you will like this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meave | 2/5/2013

    " Like Sweet Valley High with witches. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Oline | 1/5/2013

    " I was a little disappointed because I really love the tv show "The secret circel". But in case, the vampire diaries book series was also a disappointment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trina | 11/7/2011

    " better than i expected i literally couldnt put this series down finished both books in a week loved them "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Primero | 10/30/2011

    " The first time I read this book was 2 years ago. Even this was a re-reading, I could hardly put this book down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 10/24/2011

    " This book is about a young girl who discovers she is a witch and is not the only witch in the town. I did not like ths book very much. It may be fun for students to read around Halloween but I found it to be not very excting. Not much happens and when it does it predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chantelle | 10/17/2011

    " I like how the book was structured and written. The story was a bit on the predictable side. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 10/16/2011

    " I've been watching the tv show, so I figured I should probably read the source material. I really enjoyed these books. The plot was very slow-moving in the first book, but it definitely picked up in the second. Overall, it was a decent, fun read and I can't wait to finish up the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lim | 10/12/2011

    " I felt that the book was kind of boring at first but after that, as the story progressed, it got more and more interesting. :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 10/9/2011

    " I really liked this book - possibly even more so than the Vampire Diaries books (and I love them). I got sucked into Cassie's world and can't wait to find out what happens next. There's a lot of mystery and strange things happening so I'm very excited to find out why. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarna | 10/7/2011

    " Actually, 2,5 but not quite 3 stars worthy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 10/3/2011

    " I really enjoyed these books, and think they are better than the TV show. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ronaliza | 10/2/2011

    " Modern witches!!!

    A good story but the part I is too short.. I hope this story focused on the witches part than on the love story of Cassie and Adam.. I don't like their love story. "

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About the Author

L. J. Smith has written a number of bestselling books and series for young adults, including The Vampire Diaries (now a hit television show), The Secret Circle, The Forbidden Game, Night World, and the #1 New York Times bestseller Dark Visions. She is happiest sitting by a crackling fire in a cabin in Point Reyes, California, or walking the beaches that surround that area.

About the Narrator

Devon Sorvari has worked extensively in film, television, and theater. She has starred in numerous regional plays and has been a reoccuring guest on television shows like Gilmore Girls and ER. She holds a BFA in acting from New York University and is the winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award.