The Circle by Cindy Cipriano Book Review & Giveaway {Summer Reading}

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I love to read fantasy books.  It is my favorite genre.  I happened to win this book on another blog (yes I enter giveaways too!)  and I was quite excited to read it.  So excited that when the author asked me if I’d like to review it I agreed!   You see the Fae is one of my favorite subjects to read about.  Cindy Cipriano‘s debut book The Circle was a fantastic fantasy read all about the legends of Faerie!

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.

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My Thoughts:

I have read a lot of fantasy books over the years.  Young Adult fantasy books have been a favorite landing place for me because overall they seem to have better plots (because they don’t rely on heavy adult situations to carry the story).  This story held me from chapter one.  I ended up staying up very late reading the whole book in one night!  It was captivating.  I needed to know what had happened to Finley and more about the clans.  There was enough mystery to have me wanting to read more.  I honestly can’t wait for the rest of the series to be released!  Now this is coming from an adult – but I can tell you that grades 5+ will enjoy this book as well.  A great intriguing story will have them also  hooked after the first chapter.  If you have a tween or teen looking for something new to read I highly recommend this book!

I happy to announce that Cindy Cipriano  has offered a giveaway of The Circle to one of our lucky readers! 

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