12 February 2015

TOUR - Review and Giveaway: Circle of Nine by Valerie Biel

Since I was a little girl I've been labelled a freak in my small town. There’s no blending in when your mom practices an ancient pagan religion and everyone believes she’s a witch. On my 15th birthday my secret wish is the same as always – to just be normal. But that’s not what I get. Not even close.” 
– Brigit Quinn

Instead, Brigit is shocked to learn she’s descended from a legendary Celtic tribe - powerful people who serve as guardians of the stone circles of Ireland. A spellbound book of family history reveals the magical powers of her ancestors. Powers that could be hers - if only she wanted them. 

And when someone sinister and evil returns to steal her family’s strength, Brigit has to make a decision. Fight to keep her unique heritage or reject it for the normal life she’s always wanted.


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5 Words: Magic, family, love, tradition, history.

This was a gorgeous read. I really really enjoyed it.

When I started, I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew it was going to be interesting, but this book far surpassed everything I expected when I first picked it up. Who ever thought I'd identify so much with a teenage witch?

This book is a perfect blend of contemporary and historical, it takes little hints of mythology and folklore and mixes it with historical fact and a delicious hint of romance.

I would have loved to have experienced more of the book within the book. The characters were all so unique, they all had their own unique voices and really stood out from each other.

QUOTES

With the last of the sun flickering orange light across her face, she hitched up her long skirt and started the steep climb to the stone circle
I would have winked back - that is - if I could. Ever since I was little and tried to wink, it always looked like a painful squint.
Even though she did not look like a grandmother, she definitely had the normal grandmotherly instinct to feed everyone who came within range.
And the upside to being confined to home was that it gave me plenty of time to continue reading.
I was stunned momentarily for two reasons. First, he had used the word love, and although he hadn't said I love you, this came close. Second, the compliment was nice as long as it wasn't some backdoor way of saying I ate like a pig. 
I  was suddenly conscious of my nudity under my robe as the fabric swished against my bare skin. It felt strangely liberating and slightly naughty.

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for your kind words! There's nothing better than knowing that someone has enjoyed the story I worked on for so long. It's been so much fun seeing which quotes reviewers have chosen to share. THANK YOU!

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