Circle of Three – Merry Meet & Second Sight

Merry Meet – Circle of Three (Book 2)

Joined together, hand in hand, our circle gathers round, to work our magic, weave the web, and dance on sacred ground. By the Goddess we are called, witch to witch and friend to friend, to merry meet, and merry part and merry meet again.

A book of spells brought three unlikely friends; Kate, Annie and Cooper together. Now the three of them are compelled to learn more, and the door is opened with the stirring ritual of the Vernal Equinox.

Second Sight – Circle of Three (Book 3)

Show me places cloaked in secrets, pierce the gloom of darkest night.  Reveal that which has been hidden, let me see with second sight. 

Kate, Annie, and Cooper are Wiccans-joined together by magic, bound to nature. Their dreams have turned to visions of a missing girl who is presumed dead, and is now calling for their help. Can the three of them solve mystery surrounding her kidnapping.

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The Circle of Three series, starting with So Mote It Be, are enjoyable quick reads.  So its no surprise I finished the next two in quick sequence.  And that makes sense because they are for young adults.

Merry Meet, the second book in the series, was a very good follow-up and almost better then the first.  It follows the three unlikely friends, popular Kate, shy Annie, and rebellious Cooper, through their discovery of Wicca.  This time they meet up with a coven and learn more about the Craft, meeting new friends along the way.  It definately has a high school feel, with the ‘he said she said’ drama, but as they ARE high schoolers, I will let it go 😉

The third book, Second Sight, sees the three friends contnue on their journey, but takes on a darker feel as a girl at their school goes missing.  This is the first book written in the point of view of Cooper, not Kate.  Which was good because I felt I got to know the ‘mysterious’ Cooper a little better – and found that I probably related to her most of the three.  To be honest, I didn’t like this book as much as the first two, not because its darker, but because it seems a bit far fetched in the kidnapping/investigation ‘thriller’ theme.  But I am not a huge fan of the thriller/mystery genre to begin with.

All in all, I will continue to read the Circle of Three series, as they are quick enjoyable reads.  And after Fifty Shades of Grey, its time for me to read some G-rated fiction!

So Mote It Be – Circle of Three (Book 1)

So Mote It Be – Circle of Three (Book 1) ” Isobel Bird

Kate Morgan, a 16-year-old, popular basketball player, is assigned a term paper on the witch trials of the 17th century.  Amongst the pile of books she checks out of the library, she finds an actual spellbook.  Skeptical at first, she decides to try a love spell to attract the football-playing senior of her dreams.  When the spell goes haywire — earning her the attentions of every guy in school and the ire of all their girlfriends — she begins wishing that magic wasn’t real after all! (Witchy Books Network)

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“So Mote It Be”, Book 1 of the Circle of Three series for young adults, was a quick and enjoyable read.  Although it dealt with actual wiccan practices, it was told in a ‘real world’ type of teenager environment.  No talking cats or flying broomsticks.  The wicca itself was fairly basic, which is to be expected of a young adult book.  The main character Kate, a popular jock, finds herself becoming interested in wicca for reasons she can’t explain.  Along the way she befriends the unlikely, a shy bookworm Annie and rebellious (riot grrrl-esque) Cooper.  Together they form a friendship that takes them through their spiritual journey and the trials and tribulations of high school.

Even though the books are now out of print (I have an eBook version), I plan on reading the rest of the series.  A very enjoyable read.

© A Year And A Day (2012)