Friday, December 2, 2011

Book Review: The Initiation and The Captive-Part 1 by LJ Smith

Being a fan of the early Vampire Diaries books(the first four), I thought I'd pick up Secret Circle. I didn't though, until I watched the show.

I have to say, I prefer the show over this. But, that's not why I review books. I will not compare the book to the show.

The Secret Circle basically is a secret society about witches. Cassie moves to New Salem, and ever since she arrives there, she notices that everything is weird.

This book was first publishes in 1990s. It's a little odd because I'm used to new YA books. The writing style is different. You can certainly feel that it's not a new book. But does that mean it's a bad book?

First of all, I'd like to talk about the plot. I think the plot is good. It has potential. It's about a girl who discovers she's a witch and the plot goes on well.

The writing style, however, isn't that great. Maybe it is because it was published in the 1990s but I don't think that is the issue. I think that LJ Smith should have put more details on certain things. Many things have really vague descriptions.

I was very absorbed with the author's fascination towards nature and plants. It played out really well in the story, being a story of witches.

Each book in a series is very short, which could be very nice, but sometimes you feel that part of a story that could've evolved and been better has been omitted.

Another thing I'd like to add, this bind-up is really great. It's a really nice collection and I like how they split the second story in two parts.

All in all this book was very enjoyable..



  1. we get books for review from So they arent physical copies but soft copies, read them on your ipad/nook/kindle