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I also need a chocolate glazed donut from Sprinkles, Cassie added. Adam leaned in, met Cassies lips with his own, and kissed her without restraint. It felt good, and it felt right. Maybe there was hope for this day yet. Darby a pink slip of paper.
Laurel, Ms. Darby said. Boylan wants to see you in his office right away. Cassies head shot up. She couldnt allow Laurel to be alone with the principal. He was a witch hunter, and Laurel had been marked. Laurel looked at Cassie and then back at Ms. But I havent finished my test yet. The principal wouldnt call you out of class unless it was important. Laurel hesitated. Go on. Darby pointed to the doorway. If youre in trouble for something, standing here and keeping him waiting surely wont help matters any.
Yes, maam, Laurel said. Cassie watched her fearfully gather her books. What could she do to stop her? Laurel handed her exam in to Ms. Darby and obediently followed the monitor out the door, glancing over her shoulder at Cassie one last time. There were no other Circle members in class, so it was up to Cassie to do something. One way or another, she had to get herself into the principals office.
Laurels life could be at stake. Cassie quickly scribbled in the remaining empty blanks on her exam, and then rushed up to the front of the room. Im done, Ms. She held her side and bit her lip. And Im not feeling so well. May I go to the nurse? Darby eyed Cassie, trying to discern if she was faking. Darbys desk. Go, Ms. Darby said, and Cassie bolted for the hallway.
She ran the whole way, ignoring multiple commands from teachers telling her to slow down, and arrived at the principals office panting. Immediately, she could feel an energy in the airsomething dark and morose. The door to Mr. Boylans office was closed. Hi there, Cassie. What can I do for you? Karol, the perpetually rosy-cheeked office secretary. Theres an emergency, Cassie said, catching Mrs. Karol by surprise. In the gymnasium. A fight or something, Im not sure, but people were screaming for someone to get the principal right away.
Not again. Karol scooted off her seat and hurried over to the principals door. She knocked on it anxiously while turning the knob to let herself in. Sorry to interrupt, she said, but I think weve got a brawl on our hands, down in the gymnasium. Boylan jerked backward, away from Laurel, the moment the door opened. He patted down his salt-andpepper hair and straightened his gray suit. Im a little busy here. And how many times have I told you, you cant just barge into my office like that.
Dont you snap at me, Mrs. Karol said, with her bright smile fully intact. Its not my fault your students behave like wild animals. She entered the room and took him by the elbow of his finely tailored jacket. Now hurry up. Youre the only one who can handle this.
Cassie spotted Laurel seated across from Mr. Boylans large oak desk. She waved at her to try to catch her attention, but Laurel was entirely oblivious to everything going on around her.
She was as pale as a ghost, and her eyes were focused on an invisible spot in front of her. With a huff, Mr. Boylan followed Mrs. Karol toward the gymnasium. Lets make this quick, he said, and then noticed Cassie for the first time. I wont be long, he called out to Laurel, while focusing directly on Cassie.
Well pick up right where we left off when I return. You can count on it. It sounded like a threat aimed at them both. Cassie shuddered at the thought of what she might have walked in on if shed arrived only a few minutes later. Laurel still hadnt moved a muscle, even after the principal and Mrs.
Karol were out of sight. Are you all right? What did he do to you? Laurels face slowly came back to life, and she finally noticed Cassie standing there. We have to get out of here, she said, and leapt from her seat to run for the door. Cassie grabbed her by the hand and led her down the hall to the science wing.
Steer clear of the gymnasium, she said, as she maneuvered Laurel in the opposite direction. It was only a matter of time before Mr. Boylan realized there wasnt any fight. We need a place to hide. At least until the bell rings. Down the wing, there was an unlocked supply closet. Cassie guided Laurel inside and closed the door behind them. It smells like formaldehyde in here, Laurel said.
Cassie didnt have the heart to alert Laurel, an avid animal lover, to the jarred pig fetus directly behind her. Youre right, it does, was all Cassie said, and then pulled Laurel in for a hug. Im just glad youre okay. Among countless shelves of glass beakers and safety goggles, Laurel let herself cry and explained how Mr. Boylan had been interrogating her, trying to find out information about her friends.
And he was asking about our families. He knows were all witches, Cassie, and he wants to mark every one of us. Cassie was gradually putting the pieces together. Then we absolutely cant perform magic until we figure out how to stop him. Laurels eyes welled up with tears again. Youre okay now, Cassie assured her.
And youre not alone. Were going to figure out a way to save you. I promise. We are in over our heads, Cassie. This isnt like anything weve ever faced before. Laurel started to cry so furiously Cassie was afraid someone in the hallway would hear them. I dont want to die, she said. Nobody is going to die. Cassie lowered her own voice to a whisper.
Ive been talking to my mom about my father. Just last night in fact. And Im learning things, Laurel. Ancient things that will help us.
Laurels sobbing quieted and she wiped the tears from her rosy cheeks. When my father was young he saved a friend of my mothers who had been marked. I know it can be done. And you think you can figure out how he did it? She said everything she could think of to try to help Laurel calm down, but in her mind she feared they were running out of time.
She had to do something about thisand her fathers bookbefore the hunters picked them off one by one. On a different day, or maybe in a different life, Cassie would have been excited for the dance. But this afternoons lunch was going to be all business. Suzan arrived a few minutes after the others and dropped her tray on the table with enthusiasm, seemingly oblivious to the groups mood. Is it that time already? We have to go shopping before all the good dresses disappear.
Is that seriously whats on your mind right now? Melanie said, her mouth half full. A stupid dance?
Were supposed to act normal, right? So we dont seem suspicious to the principal or anyone else. Im just acting normal. You can act however you want, as long as you dont perform any magic, Cassie announced.
The principal knows who we are. We confirmed that this morning. Suzan took a seat between Faye and Deborah. She pushed her tray away dejectedly. Nobody told me. Im always the last to know everything. Cassie looked around the table at her friends.
Of course the hunters had figured them out. Not only were they always together, but none of them seemed average, even when they were alone. Adam and Nick, the Henderson brothers, and even Sean carried themselves with a pride and independence that set them apart from other guys at school.
Their fellow students were terrified and awestruck by them. It was no different for the girls. Diana was the most admired, and Faye the most fearedbut Laurel, Melanie, Deborah, and Suzan were no less intriguing to their classmates. Something about them sparkled. They were unlike all the other girls in school; their problems were so much larger than boys and clothes.
After what happened earlier today, Diana said quietly, school is no longer safe for those of us whove been marked. Shed directed the comment at Laurel, but Laurel just played with her sandwich, not eating and not looking up. Cassie had never seen her this depressed, even when the hunters first burned their symbol onto her front lawn. Faye also pretended not to hear Dianas warning. She refused to acknowledge that shed been marked at all.
Cassie noticed she was still wearing the opal necklace Max had given her, the one hed stamped with the hunter symbol. You can take that off, Cassie said, pointing to the necklace. You dont have to keep wearing it like some kind of scarlet letter.
Faye shook her head. Im not about to let on that I know about the mark. Hes not the only one who can pretend to be someone hes not. Deborah nodded, pointing her plastic fork at Faye like a spear. You should give him a taste of his own medicine. Max played you, and now you have to turn it around on him. Sean shifted his beady eyes across the cafeteria toward Max, and Faye quickly applied a fresh coat of red gloss to her lips. Do you honestly think revenge is the best idea right now?
Diana asked. Weve already had one close call with a hunter today. We dont need another. Relax, D.
Faye curled her lips into a smile. We need information on the hunters and hes our way to it. Im going to pump him for intel, double agentstyle. Watch and learn. Without another word, Faye stood up and jogged over to Max, meeting him halfway as he approached. He was dressed to go to lacrosse practice and carried a duffel bag.
Faye took the bag from him, dropped it to her side, and pretended to be just as in love with him as ever. She pulled him in close and kissed him passionately on the mouth. Ive missed you, she said, loud enough for the Circle to hear. Max touched his fingers to his lips, now lightly coated in the same red gloss as Fayes. And I missed you, he said. Max was tall and muscular with light brown hair.
His voice was rugged, and he wore a perpetual cocky grin. He was just the kind of guy that made Faye swoon. The rest of the Circle watched as Faye whispered into Maxs ear and he murmured back to her in a soft voice.
Do you think hes falling for it? Sean asked. Seems like it, Doug said, nodding his wild head of blond hair. Hes acting the same as before. Like a lovesick wimp. But who knows if shell be able to get any information out of him, his twin brother said. Melanie was dubious, as usual. Theres no way hes going to give up anything on the hunters. Whether he thinks Fayes on to him or not, hes not stupid. But Faye might be able to trick him into leading us to more of them, Nick said.
He was sitting on the cafeteria table, bent over with his feet on a chair. There have to be more hunters in town than just Max and his dad. Melanie rolled her gray eyes. Yeah, Im sure Max will be happy to introduce us to all his hunter buddies. Maybe hell even host a cocktail party. Cassie continued watching Max and Fayes back-andforth. It was almost comical, both of them pretending to be into the other when they were actually sworn enemies.
He was running this show and Cassie could see he was too good at it to crack under a little pressure. After a few minutes of the charade, Faye finally gave up. She leaned in and kissed Max one last time before returning to the group. Max waved as he passed them on his way to the gym, flashing his perfect smilebut Cassie thought it looked like he was grinning at Diana in particular.
Well, that was a bust, Faye said. Hes either a really good actor or he doesnt know anything about what happened earlier in the principals office.
I mentioned my friend Laurel and he asked which one she was. We still shouldnt push our luck, Diana said. I think its time for you to distance yourself from him and his dad. I think Dianas right, Cassie said.
We need to lay down some new rules. Just what this Circle needs. Faye returned to her seat at the table. More rules. What do you propose? Diana asked, speaking over Faye.
Were listening. Cassie realized she had the whole groups attention.
They watched her hopefully, like she might have some secret panacea to solve all their problems. She cleared her throat and tried to think of something fast. But once theyre marked, the next step is the killing curse, which means death. Ultimate death. Is this supposed to be a pep talk? Sean called out. Let her finish. Nick glared at Sean with a deep mahogany stare. I think we need to enact a buddy system.
One hunter cant perform the killing curse on a witch alone. The best thing we can do is make sure were not alone either, Cassie said.
Deborah let out a whoop of laughter. Thats your big idea? For us to hold hands in the hallway like preschoolers? I never said it was a big idea, Cassie said defensively. It just makes sense for those of us who are marked to be with another Circle member at all times. Including overnight. Fayes honey-colored eyes blazed. No way. I wont agree to having a babysitter. Id rather die.
Smith has an amazing writing style that keep the reader involved with the story. She uses suspense to keep the reader interested, she uses funny quotes; she makes it so that you think you are in the book and minds of Cassie, Diana, Adam, Faye, Melissa, Deborah, Suzan, Nick, and all the other characters. This book is a made for teenagers and young teenagers because for young adults and adult this book would be too childish and unsatisfactory, plus it deals with young adults who are witches with powers.
A quote that I really like from this book and I think is funny is Cassie: "I guess the fact that you're the most beautiful person I've seen in my entire life doesn't hurt. A quote that I did not like was Faye: "Oh and I forgot, we have the dark magic super twins on our side.
With love, witchcraft, and spellbinding drama, the Secret Circle series is perfect for fans of The Vampire Diaries. This special paperback bind-up contains part two of the second book in the Secret Circle series, The Captive, and the final book in the series, The Power; from L.
Lured into the most powerful and deadly in-crowd imaginable, Cassie has learned that her power comes with a priceand its more dangerous than she knows. Torn between the dueling desires of the two most powerful members of The Secret Circle, she must ultimately choose between saving all of New Salem, and her own love for the bewitching Adam, which threatens to tear the circle apart.
In the ultimate battle between good and evil, will Cassies supernatural powers be strong enough to lead the coven out of danger? Or will she fall prey to the dark forces within? Praise for The Secret Circle: The Divide: Attractive teens; hot, but innocent, romancedangerous adventuresall guarantee popular appealMain character, Cassie, is both likable and realisticStir in suspensefilled scenesand Smith bewitches readers into clamoring for more.
Cassie has joined the most alluringand deadlyin-crowd imaginable. But power comes with a price, and it's more dangerous than she knows. Torn between the dueling desires of the two leaders of the Secret Grcle, she must ultimately choose between saving all of New Salem, and her own dangerous love for the bewitching Adam, which threatens to tear the circle apart.
In the ultimate battle between good and evil, will Cassie's supernatural powers be strong enough to lead the coven out of danger?