The Initiation by L.J. Smith is the first book in The Secret Circle series. I read it recently after watching the TV series ”The Secret Circle”. I really liked the series and wanted to read the book. The book is so much different than the TV show but not different in a good way. The reason Cassie going to New Salem wasn’t the same, and most people know there are witches in New Salem according to book which doesn’t make the circle, secret circle. Characters in the TV series are much more likable.
Cassie Blake and her mother have moved to New Salem to live with Grandma Howard. She’s not too excited about leaving her friends and California behind. On her first day at school she meets Faye Chamberlain, one person that you don’t want to meet. But Diana Downey comes to her rescue, things could have been fine if she wasn’t in love with Downey’s boyfriend. Everyone seems to keep a distance from these people who live in her side of town. Soon she comes to know why, when she is told about secret circle.
My rating: 2 out of 5. May be I kept comparing the TV series with the book and couldn’t like the characters from the book.