Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Vicious Circle by Linda Robertson

Vicious Circle by Linda Robertson
2009, Pocket
Series: Book 1 of Persephone Alcmedi

Synopsis: A girl's got to do what a girl's got to do....
Being a witch doesn't pay the bills, but Persephone Alcmedi gets by between reading Tarot cards, writing her syndicated newspaper column, and kenneling werewolves in the basement when the moon is full -- even if witches aren't supposed to mingle with wolves. She really reaches the end of her leash, though, when her grandmother gets kicked out of the nursing home and Seph finds herself in the doghouse about some things she's written. Then her werewolf friend Lorrie is murdered...and the high priestess of an important coven offers Seph big money to destroy the killer, a powerful vampire named Goliath Kline. Seph is a tough girl, but this time she bites off more than she can chew. She needs a little help from her friends -- werewolf friends. One of those friends, Johnny, the motorcycle-riding lead singer for the techno-metal-Goth band Lycanthropia, has a crush on her. And while Seph has always been on edge around this 6'2" leather-clad hunk, she's starting to realize that although their attraction may be dangerous, nothing could be as lethal as the showdown that awaits them.

Why read: Received for review

What impressed me: It's been a while since I read a series starter that I loved beyond imagination. There was absolutely nothing I would have wanted changed in Vicious Circle. I majorly loved Seph, her powers, her attempt to steer clear of coven politics, her un-witch-like (in this world) respect for werewolves, her grandmother, etc. I could go on and on and on about the awesomeness of this book, but simply it was witch-based urban fantasy done right. Perfect mystery, just the right amount of sexual tension, and witchcraft with a clear background and purpose.

What disappointed me: Nothing at all.

Recommended: Absolutely. This book was completely fantastic.

Continue series: Definitely. Actually I already started the next book. This is a series I can see myself devouring immediately.

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