Long before ‘The Secret Circle’ was conceived as a TV series there existed the Books. The ‘Secret Circle Trilogy’ was penned by L.J. Smith (author of the bestselling the Vampire Diaries) and published by Harper Paperbacks way back in 1992; the year after the first 3 volumes of the Vampire Diaries were published. The 3 books tell the story of 16 year old Cassie Blake who is forced to move to California to her Mothers home town of New Salem, in New England. Moving in with her Grandmother Cassie at first resents the transition; as with most teenage girls the prospect of leaving behind everything she holds dear is a traumatic one; and indeed trouble soon finds her when she starts at her new school and encounters the ‘The Club’ and the scheming Faye Chamberlain who seems to hold power over her teachers as well as her peers….
Originally Released as a trilogy the Novels are now available to buy in 2 volumes. Volume 1 contains ‘The Initiation’ and ‘TheCaptive – Part 1′. Volume 2 contains ‘The Captive – Part 2′ and ‘Power’
Volume 1: The Initiation and the Captive Part I.. Cassie Blake is not happy about moving from sunny California to gloomy New England. She longs for her old life, her old friends… But when she starts to form a bond with a clique of terrifying but seductive teenagers at her new school she thinks maybe she could fit in after all.
Initiated into the Secret Circle, she is pulled along by the deadly and intoxicating thrill of this powerful and gifted coven. But then she falls in love and has a daunting choice to make. She must risk temptation or risk dark forces to get what she wants. Even if that means that one wrong move could ultimately destroy her….
Volume 2: Captive Part II and The Power.. Now that Cassie is part of the most alluring and deadly clique imaginable, she is starting to realise that power comes with a price – more dangerous than she knows. Torn between the dueling desires of the two leaders of the Secret Circle, Cassie is struggling again. Does she use her considerable supernatural power to save lives, or does she put all her energy into keeping Adam, the boys she loves. Cassie’s relationship with Adam is threatening to tear the circle apart, so where does Cassie’s loyalty, and strength, truly lie? Is she brave enough to lead the coven out of danger? Or will she fall prey to the darkness..?