It's always darkest before the dawn.
Cassie hasn't felt this alone since she moved to New Salem and joined the Circle—the closest thing to a family she's ever known. But now that the Circle has been possessed by powerful evil spirits, Cassie is left with no choice but to turn to her dark side to rescue them. As she struggles to get through to her friends and her soul mate, Adam, she finds an unexpected ally—one who will tempt her more than ever before.
With her enemies quickly closing in, Cassie fights to keep her heart true and her soul pure. But she knows better than anyone that all magic comes at a price, especially when Black John's Book of Shadows is involved. Will Cassie defeat the darkness once and for all . . . or will the Circle be lost for good?
About the Author
L.J. Smith is the bestselling author of the Night World and The Vampire Diaries series, and has written over twenty-five books for young adults. She lives in the Bay Area of California where she enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling. Her favorite place is a cabin in Point Reyes National Park.
Diplomee de l'Universite de Californie en Psychologie Experimentale, L.J. Smith a d'abord enseigne dans des ecoles elementaires, puis dans des etablissements scolaires en tant qu'educatrice specialisee, avant de se consacrer pleinement a l'ecriture. Ses livres s'adressent aux jeunes adultes et melent avec adresse de nombreux genres litteraires: horreur, science fiction/fantasy et romance. L.J. Smith vit en Californie.
Praise for The Secret Circle: The Divide: “Attractive teens; hot, but innocent, romance…dangerous adventures…all guarantee popular appeal…Main character, Cassie, is both likable and realistic…Stir in suspense–filled scenes…and Smith bewitches readers into clamoring for more.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)