Friday, August 9, 2013

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: The Circle by Cindy Cipriano


ABOUT THE BOOK

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 North Carolina with her husband, son, and 27 pets. Okay, maybe not 27. More like three dogs, one cat, and many, many, fish. Cindy enjoys spending time with her family, writing, and the avoidance of cooking.

Cindy is a 2012 recipient of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund PRISM award, and was named outstanding science teacher in 2009 by the NC Science Teachers Association.

REVIEW

A fun middle grade story about a boy and a girl and their adventures with fairies and curses and missing people. Calum's cousin is missing and he desperately wants to find him, but he doesn't know where to start. When Laurel arrives in town determined to find her missing brother, Calum decides to help her, not realizing the possible repercussions. Cipriano creates a fun mythology surrounding fairies and the Sidhe. An enjoyable read and one I can easily recommend.


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