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Vicious Circle (Persephone Alcmedi, Bk 1)
Vicious Circle - Persephone Alcmedi, Bk 1
Author: Linda Robertson
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 ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781439154281
ISBN-10: 1439154287
Publication Date: 6/30/2009
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 94 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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snowkitty avatar reviewed Vicious Circle (Persephone Alcmedi, Bk 1) on + 114 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I really enjoyed this book which surprised me b/c Urban Fantasy is not my favorite genre. Some good action and suspense, although for those of you that care, I don't remember any sex. Maybe in later books. Persephone is a witch, but turns out to be much more than that. I loved all the charaters, especially Johnny and her grandmother. There are witches, werewolves, beholders, vampires and so forth; something for everyone. I already have the next three? on my WL.
sallyal avatar reviewed Vicious Circle (Persephone Alcmedi, Bk 1) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is an excellent debut book from Linda Robertson. Many women will be able to identify with Seph as she takes on more and more responsibility, even while thinking she she can't handle what she's got. And what a mix of witches werewolves and vampires. Like any good book that is to be a series opener, it resolves many plot lines, but leaves us some to wonder about. This book is a good read for anyone who likes urban fantasy type stories.
barbsis avatar reviewed Vicious Circle (Persephone Alcmedi, Bk 1) on + 1076 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it reminded me somewhat of Anita Blake without the sex! Vampires, werewolves, witches, some friendly and some not so much. I also saw elements of C.E. Murphy's Walker Paper series, particularly the spirit guides. Persephone does lots of meditation where her spirit animal, a jackal gives her help and advice as well as a mustang who embodies the Goddess.

For the most part I liked Persephone's character though her naivety regarding vampires and even werewolves became dangerous to her and her loved ones. I would think that if you get involved in kenneling werewolves during the full moon, that you would research werewolves and see exactly what you are getting yourself in for. And when the vampires entered the picture, the same. But she just rolled with the punches tripping and stumbling along. I disliked Vivian immensely and couldn't understand why Persephone caved in to her blackmail attempt without a fight. I did like Johnny though the stereotypical bad boy image surely didn't fit him. He was a sweetheart and it was refreshing for Persephone to finally see this. It will be interesting to see where Ms. Robertson takes this series.
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This book by itself didn't keep my interest very well, but I'm hopeful for the series!

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