Tuesday, May 21, 2013

[Book Review + Giveway] The Circle by Cindy Cipriano



The Circle (The Sidhe #1)
The Circle 
Cindy Cipriano
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.

About the Author

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.


Circle copy
Overall Score: 4 Stars

This middle grade story was truly magical filled with adventure, mystery and a world that was beautiful and unique. When Calum's cousin goes missing, he needs to figure out how to find him and helping Laurel will show him the way to the solution. 

The Circle by Cindy Cipriano really opened my eyes to a world that was so beautiful and simple but yet was complex and united at the same time. It was hard for me to believe at times that this world was a product of imagination and was completely made up by the author. And the characters! I absolutely adored each one of them and they were very realistic. Every conversation was true and defined which never left me confused.
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