Beth's Review: The Midnight Circle (Midnight Series #1) by Jaylene Jacobus
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Publisher: Jaylene Jacobus
Released: April 22, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 398 pages
Format: ebook, paperback
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Clara Winters, a non-practicing witch, has been living the life of an old woman in the body of a twenty-two-year-old ever since fated to everlasting life in 1919. With the unexpected death of her beloved aunt, the easy life on her southern plantation is over. Grief awakens hiding ghosts—in the form of age-old magic and thirsty vampires. Long ago, powerful magic entangled and stole Clara’s great love, Wesley Russell, when he became a vampire. Wesley rises from banishment, forcing Clara to resist the temptation of a renewed life together by reminding him of the consequences that come to those who defy the spell of the Midnight Circle. Mysterious mountain visions and guidance from her deceased aunt lead Clara on a journey to friendship and love, reintroducing her to the passions of youth. But as evil lurks and the Circle shows signs of unraveling, Clara becomes desperate to escape the spell without harming those she holds dear.
Five Huge Boundless Stars
After reading The Midnight Circle, I learned this is Jaylene Jacobus’ first novel; my opinion, she was born to write. Readers will be hooked from the beginning. I couldn’t put this book down; if it were not for my eyesight blurring from tiredness, I would have read this 400 page book in one sitting.
The imagery was perfect, the plot was unique, and the characters were well developed; I instantly connected with Clara, and shared her feelings, good and bad, for all the characters. The story is written expertly, giving readers just enough information to keep the story at edge. It’s a beautiful story of love of all kinds; from sisterly love to Fatherly love, from love between friends to the love shared in marriage. Love creates both problem and solution, in a world of vampires and witches, unlike any I’ve ever read.
Overall rating for The Midnight Circle: 5 Huge Boundless Stars. The Midnight Series is the start of a new favorite series; I can’t wait for her next book.