Review: Fatal Circle by Linda Robertson

Filed in Linda Robertson , Review , The HEA Lover Posted on June 29, 2010 @ 2:00 pm 18 comments

Format Read: E-ARC
Number of Pages: 352 pages
Release Date: June 29th 2010
Publisher: Pocket
Formats Available: Paperback, Ebook
Purchasing Info: Book Depository, Amazon, Goodreads, Author Website

Book Blurb:

Destiny sucks. . . .
There was a time when Persephone Alcmedi thought her life was hard to manage, what with wondering how to make sure she took adequate care of both her grandmother and her foster daughter, Beverley, whether she’d end up in the unwanted position of high priestess of a coven, and whether her wærewolf lover, Johnny, would resist the groupies who hang around his band Lycanthropia.

But that was before the fairies started demanding that Seph’s frightening, unpredictable ally—the ancient vampire Menessos— be destroyed . . . or the world will suffer. Seph and Menessos are magically bonded, but that’s a secret she dares not reveal to her fellow witches lest they be forced to reject her and forbid her use of magic. And, despite the strain this casts on her relationship with Johnny, as a showdown with the fairies nears, she and Menessos badly need the wærewolves as allies.

Life, death, and love are all on the line, but when destiny is calling, it doesn’t help to turn away. With the individual threads of their fates twisted inextricably together, can Seph, Johnny, and Menessos keep the world safe from fairy vengeance?

My Thoughts:

Fatal Circle is the 3rd book in the Persephone Alcmedi series, so if you haven’t read the previous books, this review might contain a few background spoilers. When I received this ARC, I went all fan girl squeeeeeing and jumping all over the place. I loved this series and this book did not disappoint!
All the things I loved about the previous books were still there (See my review of Hallowed Circle), but it was also so much more! I love Persephone, and while I’m never a big fan of stories with ‘The One’ (or the ‘Chosen One’ sometimes lol), in this series it worked perfectly. The story is a bit slow to start because the characters were explaining a lot what they would have to do but after the first 2 chapters the story picked up speed. Something I really enjoyed is that the book starts EXACTLY when the previous book left us. No lost days or weeks!
I love Johnny, and I was a bit disappointed in him in the previous book but it’s all forgotten now, he’s back in my heart lol. I was a bit afraid of how his relationship with Persephone would turn out…mostly because the sexy Menessos plays a very important part in this book. While I liked Menessos in the previous books I was not rooting for him and I didn’t really want him to get between Seph and Johnny. But Linda Robertson did a great job at making me love him! I want them both for Seph now LOL (Can I have a hot ménage please, pretty please Linda? *puppy eyes* lol well it was worth trying *wink*). I loved that Seph had to realize that she did care for Menessos.
We learn a lot about Werewolves and Vampires, their ways, their laws and we change settings radically which was great but I missed Nana and Beverley.  We also discover many things from Menessos’ past! ( O_O <===this is me when I learned what I learned about him!!) A lot of things made more sense after reading this book. I couldn’t help but smile at the character named ‘Seven’, this was a funny twist I did not see coming! We meet a lot of secondary characters that I came to love (on each ‘side’). I still don’t like the Witches and their backwards ways, though.
One thing I absolutely LOVED, his Seph’s magic! The rituals were not ordinary and she explains why she uses this or that, I was fascinated. Something I loved since the first book is when Seph goes into ‘Alpha’ mode and does meditation. The symbolisms of everything in her ‘inner place’ were amazing, it felt like we were with her on her journey to discover her true self. That’s one of the best thing about this series (well that and Hot Johnny… and Hot Menessos LOL).
I think I will love next book, what happens at the end of Fatal Circle is very promising! The very important ritual they performed will make things very interesting for the future books. It’s consequences will be huge but I’m very excited. I’m hooked baby! The last chapters are EPIC, wow…*my lips are sealed*
Which leads me to something a little less fun…a cliffhanger! There is a cliffhanger at the end of the book! I thought I would cry. lol I wanted to know if *Insert Character name* was going to make it or not!! *sob* Ahhhhh! How am I suppose to wait until the next book? This is torture! (But it really was worth it!).
Fatal Circle was amazing and I had a lot of fun reading it. It has this little something more that kept me hooked all book long! I cannot wait for Arcane Circle. I recommend this book (Hell, I recommend the whole SERIES) to all fans of UF who wants a lovable heroine and sexy heroes.

I give Fatal Circle 4 1/2 Bookies (‘cause Susi said I couldn’t give it 4.75/5 *points finger* LOL)

PS: I wrote  LOVE 8 times in this review o_O oh my! If you weren’t convinced I LOVED It, I don’t know what will *wink*

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About Caro The HEA Lover

Caroline is a HEA loving, yarn addicted French who's desperately hoping to get a HEA of her own. If she's not reading then she can be found knitting while listening to Audiobooks or watching Tv shows. Her secret addiction is reading websites that make fun at other people's expense (DYAC, Failbook)! Caroline also blogs at the Secret HEA Society with Susi.

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  • rachel445 July 9, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Still haven't started this series, and now I feel stupid for having not read it yet. You've convinced me to move it up in my TBR pile 🙂

  • jen7waters July 9, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    This series sound so good! you cracked me up asking the author for a ménage xD

  • Barbara E. July 9, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    I haven't started this series yet, but after reading your review, I can see that I need to pick up these books and get started.

  • Robin K July 9, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Sounds like a great read. Very intriguing review. Adding to my wish list right now 🙂

  • Rhonda July 9, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I've read Vicious Circle and Hallowed Circle, and I cannot wait for Fatal Circle. I have got to get this book! Linda is an awesome write….

    Rhonda [at]

  • FairieGodMother July 9, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    You are my drug dealer. You keep writing books that make crave for them. When I'm done readingone book, I'm anxiously awaiting the next book. GIMME GIMME GIMME! 🙂

  • mariska July 9, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    This one sounds Great ! I'm Convinced !

  • linaramz July 10, 2010 at 3:23 am

    Oooh I can't wait to read this one!

  • Donna July 10, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    I need to start this series especially if you recommend the whole series to-date!! I've been curious about it for awhile.

  • pattepoilue July 11, 2010 at 6:21 am

    @Rachel You should definitely bump it to the top of your TBR pile, It's worth it! lol

    @jen7waters Hehe It was worth trying 😉 I'm hopeful like that *grin*

    @Barbara @Robin K @Mariska @Linaramz I'm sure you'll enjoy it a lot!

    @Rhonda You'll see that Fatal Circle is even more exciting than the previous books!!!

    @FairieGodMother she's a dealer all right!! I need my next fix =P

    @Donna Yep the whole series is amazing…which is something you can't say of every series =)

  • Jessica July 11, 2010 at 8:16 am

    I haven't started this series yet, but I must admit I am intrigued by it. The cover really grabs at my attention. Your review makes it sound promising as well so this will definitely by one to add to my books to buy list!

  • pattepoilue July 11, 2010 at 8:18 am

    @Jessica I'm sure you'll love it too! (Sexy Johnny and Sexy Menessos will make it worth your while *wink*) 😉 I am eagerly awaiting the next book.

  • Ina July 14, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    I haven't read this series too, but I have to say I'm kind of happy that I haven't because now I've 3 books to read back to back 🙂 *wohoo* I just ordered the first one and hope to get it soon…
    thanks for a great review!

  • Julie July 15, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    This series sounds like a great read.

  • Pamk July 16, 2010 at 9:11 am

    well you asked for one. Has she given you any hints that she'll oblige.

  • pattepoilue July 16, 2010 at 9:33 am

    @Ina Woot! You will love reading them all back to back! I'm sure you'll love my Johnny (that's right MINE!)

    @Julie It is it is! I recommend it a lot

    @Pam K no I should have asked in the Interview post LOL 😉

  • mbreakfield July 16, 2010 at 10:28 am

    I can't believe, that I never heard of this series before. It goes immediately on my TBB list, especially since it has a hot werewolf.

  • pattepoilue July 16, 2010 at 10:30 am

    @mbreakfield and a very HOT one! I love Johnny <3

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