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Boyfriend. The notion still made [Cassie] giddy, even after all these weeks. She watched the way the setting sun brought out the multicolored highlights in Adam’s tangled hair—shades of burgundy and orange—and the crystalline sparkle in his blue eyes.
He leaned in and softly kissed that spot on the side of Cassie’s neck just below her ear. “Fine,” she said. “Three more minutes.”
Their first kiss as a couple had changed everything for Cassie. It meant something. Adam’s lips on hers felt deliberate and momentous, like an agreement, and Cassie’s whole body became aware of that fact. This was love, she’d realized.
Amelia: He won all of us over, but we're just the two idiots who slept with him.
Adam: Things will get better, I promise.
Melissa: When? I thought having magic was supposed to be magical.
Cassie: My father didn't love her. He just used her.
Diana: He used all of our parents. And now he's using us.
Cassie: For what?
Faye: Why is it always squeaky old dirty places? Why can't he hide in a mall or a nice hotel?
Melissa: The six of us together couldn't stop Samuel and he only had one demon in him, Eben has six!
Charles: We have to get our powers back and help the circle and there is only one person who can make that happen.
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For the first time since moving to New Salem, Cassie Blake feels normal. She's dating her soul mate Adam and making new friends in town. But between the secret coven of witches she belongs to and the incredible power she holds within her, Cassie is leading a far from ordinary life. When tragedy strikes the Circle, Cassie realizes being extraordinary can be a curse.
The Circle is being hunted by an unknown enemy—and anyone could be the next victim. As they struggle to protect themselves, alliances are formed and relationships are tested. No one knows who to trust or who to fear. Will Cassie be able to save the Circle . . . and herself? Or will her choices break it apart forever?
Following the death of her mother, Cassie Blake moves to Chance Harbor, Washington to live with her grandmother. Her attempts to adjust to the new town are crushed when five of her classmates, Adam Conant , Diana Meade , Faye Chamberlain , Melissa Glaser , and Nick Armstrong reveal to Cassie that she comes from a long line of witches and is the final member of their coven; with her they are able to unlock the full extent of their powers. Initially Cassie refuses to believe that she is a witch, even after Adam helps her to unlock her powers. It is only after she discovers an old leather-bound book of spells left to her by her late mother, Amelia, that Cassie begins to accept her power. Inside the book is a message to Cassie explaining that she kept their real family history and her powers a secret in order to keep her safe; as the circle soon finds out, their powers attract dark and dangerous attention that constantly puts them in harm's way.