Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wicked Circle (Persephone Alcmedi #5) by Linda Robertson



The fifth in the exciting urban fantasy series featuring Persephone Alcmedi, a modern-day witch with a sexy werewolf boyfriend.

Persephone Alcmedi has helped her waerewolf lover Johnny unlock his powers. Now she must come to the aid of Menessos, the vampire overlord she has secretly marked. Beset by a trio of truth-seeking vampire sisters so dangerous their own kind keep them confined in stone, he now needs her more than ever...and she realizes her need for him. Seph has magical promises to fulfill for the waeres, multiple mundane family challenges to meet, vampire politics to confront, both the supernatural males in her life to balance, a dragon to deal with...and then a government investigator shows up to complicate matters.
This book was filled with a lot of action and introduction to a few new characters. It also felt more like a crossover novel. It is attention grabbing as the others, but it also has a lot to deal with in terms of family, professional and internal strife, and every day living. It is almost overwhelming, but does not become too much to take. It is not the best book to start with in this series and, in fact, this is one series I would suggest you read in order. Mostly because of Seph's growth expounds on the lessons learned in the last book.

We also get Johnny's POV in this book. Previously it was only Persephone's POV we were privy. I'm glad we get a glimpse into Johnny because it helps me not want to totally kick his arse. Na, still want to kick it... besides it's supposed to be a nice one and it might be... uh... nevermind... *clears throat* Yes, Johnny isn't the complete swoony guy we have known in the previous books. *sigh* I also have to blame that for swinging me more toward Menessos's camp and that may not be forgiven. That vamp would give you whiplash trying to figure out if he is good for Seph or not.

Yes, there is a triangle, but there is a set reason for one. So even though I don't love triangles, there is purpose to it in this one.

There is also some danger Persephone is going to get into. Secrets start to come out about the trio's relationship, but not all the details. This will lead to some very bad conclusions and you can already see how it is going to affect our heroine. Oh yea, that does put you on edge knowing where things are heading. Can't wait to see the twists in that plot!

I give this book 3 1/2 stars. I enjoyed myself here, but it is more of a crossover novel as I had previously stated. It is a necessary book for the series but really shouldn't be read as a stand- alone. I think you would be confused by it if you did read it that way. So glad I have the next here so I can read on and see where this series is heading.
I received this book from Pocket Books and no compensation for my review was given.

20 comments:

  1. I get it - I need to read this series from the beginning! One day I will be up todate with my series and recent releases...maybe... :-)

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    1. Yes, you do need to get it. I'll never be up to date on things. :)

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  2. This series sounds really good! I won't start with this one (always handy to know -- sometimes, I'll read one like this and not get it so I don't read the rest of the series) but I'm definitely checking it out.

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  3. I think its a good idea to keep things fresh by adding a different characters point of view.

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  4. I do wish I had gotten past book 1 :/

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  5. Oh, rub it in, why don't you! I'm desperate to catch up on the series, but simply lack the time to actually do it, and then you have to go and make is sound so interesting. Cruel, Melissa, cruel.
    The love triangle worries me a bit, but I can live with it, I guess.

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    1. Heh... you've done the same to me, so back at ya! ;)

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  6. I hope the next one will be better, I know I need to read book 1! You'll succeed in making me read them soon!

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    1. It was good. This whole series is quite interesting. :D

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  7. Johnny sounds like he's making it difficult to love him Melissa. Do I sense his place in your harem might soon be vacated? I do like that we get his POV though, even if he is a bit of an a-hole, there's just something fun about spending a little time in the head of a character we've been denied access to for multiple books:)

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  8. What? You are recommending that I read something in order? Hmmm. Well I like that there is at least a point to this love triangle. I can handle them if there is a reason. A bad vamp, huh.

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  9. It's interesting that you don't like Johnny even though you got his POV. That usually helps win the reader over.

    I hate love triangles so I guess I would have to trust you that there's a reason for this one lol

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  10. So what you are saying is that people should not pull a YOU and start right there :) Shame Shame Shame Mel! :)

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  11. Oh man! How many books are in this series? I do want to get to it. :)

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  12. I remember seeing some reviews for the previous books in the series. I don't have the series so I probably won't read it any time soon, but it's on my radar for *someday*.

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  13. Thanks for the review! I need to start reading this series, I do have the first book.

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  14. After reading all of your other review for this series I need to get into it. Thanks for sharing.

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