Book Review: Deceitful Circle + Giveaway!*

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If you read my review for Silent Circle, then you already know that I love Cassandra Larsen's Witches Circle series. So when she offered to send me the second book, I immediately said yes!

Unlike most series, I didn't actually have to wait for the second book to come out. This one was already finished and published, so all I had to do was get my hands on a copy!

Of course, I'm definitely going to have to wait for the third book. And guess what?! Cassandra told me there will be a fourth too! Isn't that exciting?

Having recently decided to join Night’s Hollow, Emerson is disheartened to discover just how much training she still needs in order to catch up to the other witches. But when an impromptu road trip exposes her new coven to a pack of werewolves, Emerson’s unusual abilities may be the only thing that can save them.

As the coven prepares for battle, a mysterious new student shows up in town and sets his sights on Emerson. With danger surrounding her on all sides, Emerson continues to hunt for the truth about her mother’s death.

But some truths are better left buried…

Deceitful Circle is the second book in the young adult urban fantasy series, The Witches Circle. Don’t miss the first book in the series, Silent Circle.

Just like her last book, I absolutely loved the Deceitful Circle cover! Surprisingly though, I think I might actually like this cover more than the last one! *Gasp* 

I've noticed that sometimes sequels don't follow through as nicely as one would hope, but that was definitely not the case with Cassandra's second book! It moved very quickly and didn't give you time to wonder or try to remember what happened in the last book. Normally I hate when sequels give a little "What happened previously on..." flashback, but readers get just the right amount in the first chapter.

I also have to take a moment to mention the hook in chapter one. It was kind of amazing! Cassandra definitely has a way with words and she keeps the reader wanting more. Even though I planned on spacing the chapters out a little bit, I was thinking four to six a night, my readings did not go as planned. In fact, I finished the book in three sittings! The first night I actually read 10 chapters!

The only thing that slowed me down, was the time that I took to make notes in my phone. However, it wasn't due to questions or plot holes. Instead it was due to the simplest mistakes that I know all writers make. Little did I know, that I actually got an outdated copy. So lucky for all of you, the newest version is void of all of those little problems!

As I mentioned in my last review, I loved the characters in the book. I got to know each of them better in the second novel and I began to care for each and every one of them. Well, almost all of them. There's still a couple that I don't like, but that's neither here nor there. 

It's also important to note that there are A LOT of plot twists! There was one that I saw coming, but honestly I think it's just because I'm a writer, so I constantly try to predict what's going to happen. However, I've got to say that Cassandra definitely stumped me on a couple of the twists and turns in the book. There were a few things that I definitely did not see coming!

Overall, I would 100% recommend this book! The only disappointing part is knowing that I'm going to have to wait to finish reading the series. So should you go pick up your copy right now? Yes! What are you waiting for?

Lucky for you, Cassandra was kind enough to co-host a giveaway with me! So 10 lucky members are going to receive a free copy of the Deceitful Circle e-book!

And for those of you that can't wait to see if you've won the giveaway or just prefer a physical book, you can purchase Deceitful Circle here. If you still need to get the first book, you can find Silent Circle here!

Anyways, I am so excited to be collaborating with Cassandra! She is such a kind soul and a great writer. I just know that you guys are going to love her books!

This giveaway starts on 08/31/2016 and ends on 09/08/2016. The winner will be randomly drawn and announced on 09/09/2016 and contacted immediately.

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Please note that there is only one mandatory entry and a variety of ways to earn extra entries. You can also come back to enter every single day!

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Have you read Deceitful Circle? I would love to hear what you thought about it in the comments!

* This book was provided by the author in exchange for a review. However, all opinions and comments in this review are 100% my own. *

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  1. Replies
    1. I'm glad you think so! I enjoyed it very much! Don't forget to enter the giveaway ☺️

  2. This book sounds awesome!! Great review.

    1. Thank you! It definitely is awesome! I hope to see an entry from you 😊