Although I already posted my review for Tris’s Book, I want to come back and discuss the first of the Circle of Magic series.
The book starts with an introduction to the four main characters of the series: Sandry, Daja, Tris, and Briar. It tells where they are when Niko (a powerful mage) finds them and delivers them to Winding Circle. Here, they each wind up at House Discipline, where they begin to work together and learn about magic – including their own – from their mentors.
They are only just learning about how to use their power when they are put to a life-or-death test. An earthquake befalls winding circle, and the children are underground when it hits. The quake traps them and they must use their magic – together – to survive.
I began this series on my cousin Amber’s recommendation, because of how they address magic. To be honest, I may not have finished this book otherwise because it was so slow in laying the groundwork and getting started. It wasn’t that I didn’t like it, I just didn’t really know what was going on, and the connection to the characters came in much later.
Because I wanted to read through the whole series, I pushed through. Most of the action happens in the last half or third of the book, but then things really start coming together. And as you know the pace continues throughout book 2.
Fun and light, but also interesting. Push through the first half of this book and I think the rest of the series is worth it.