The Blurb -
Persephone Alcmedi has been persuaded to compete for the position of High Priestess of the Cleveland, Ohio, coven -- now that the former priestess, Vivian Diamond, has strangely gone missing. Unfortunately, there are a few small problems with the idea. Not only does Seph know rather more about Vivian's disappearance than the other witches realize, but the epic struggle she's just survived has left her with some highly unusual powers -- ones that could be dangerous to reveal. Despite her reluctance, she agrees to participate, if only to prevent snooty Hunter Hopewell, an obnoxious but talented witch, from ending up in the winner's circle. Can Seph hide her secrets -- including her connection to the master vampire-wizard Menessos -- from the terrifyingly wise judges? Plus, there's her rock 'n' roll werewolf boyfriend, Johnny, and some angry fairies to deal with....
Once the competition begins, a finalist turns up dead. It looks as if one of the contestants is willing to do anything -- including murder -- to win. Suddenly Seph has even more on her plate than she thought: from solving a murder to working out what her new powers really are...and exactly why they're creating so much havoc in her love life.
My Thoughts -
The debut book in this series, Vicious Circle, really took me by surprise. So much happened and the story was unique, I was really excited about what would happen next and wondered if the author could continue the flow. I didn't think this next part could live up to my expectations but it managed to meet them and then some. There is never a dull moment in Persephone Alcmedi's life and I really like reading all about it.
Actually I would love to be Persephone's friend. She is so nice, not full of herself, just a normal everyday person who is doing her best to get through life and look after the people around her. She doesn't try to be anything she isn't and has a sensible head on her shoulders. Sitting down and having coffee with her would definitely be interesting!
Hallowed Circle built more on the story which started in Vicious Circle. There were a few surprises, some twists and a nice happy ending. I am really looking forward to seeing what happens next and how things will continue. Hopefully I will get a copy of the third book soon because I really am liking this series. If you haven't tried it then maybe you should. Witches, Weres, vamps and much more are all, not so happily, residing together in this delicious Paranormal Urban Fantasy series.