HAPPY SUMMER VACATION TO ME!!! WOO! What better way to celebrate my first day of summer vacation then with a review of a great book? 😀
The Circle: Book One of The Sidhe
By Cindy Cipriano
186 pages – ages 9+
Published by Odyssey Books on June 1, 2013
To the rest of the world Calum Ranson and his family looked like typical Americans living in a small town. Little did the others know Calum and his family were Sidhe fairies. Calum blamed himself for his cousin Finley’s disappearance years before when they were visiting the fairy world. When Laurel, a new girl in town, shows up at Siopa Leabhar (Calum’s mother’s bookshop – pronounced: Shuppa Leb-har) wearing a necklace with the symbol of a notorious fairy clan – the Hobayeth clan (Calum and his family are Sidhe fairies of the Aessea clan and the Hobayeth fairies are a not so nice clan), Calum and his cousin Hagen are suspicious of why a normal human is wearing a fairy necklace. Months later, Laurel figures out that the Ranson family are actually fairies and she needs their help to find her missing brother. Calum and Hagen decide to help Laurel rescue her brother from the Hobayeth before it’s too late!
I really love mystical creatures and fairies are close to the top of the list of my favorite kinds (I admit, I kinda like Tinkerbell… 😉 ), and this book has furthered my interest in them. I like the “legend” of the Sidhe fairies. It is pretty interesting. Calum is a great character. He’s kind and like a modern kid, PLUS his Mom owns a bookstore! The plot is very exciting and I think it is a unique plot for a magic story (really gets away from a “Harry Potter” theme). The first few pages of the story were a little slow, but it soon sucked me into reading page after page. I really like all of the action in the story! I like the idea of the fairy world too. Ms. Cipriano describes it very well. I think kids 9+ would really like this book!