Saturday, October 15, 2011

Book Review of #11 Circle of Fire by RL Stine

Name of book: Circle of Fire

Author Name: R.L Stine

ISBN: 0-307-24800-3

Publisher: Parachute Press

Part of a Series: Fear Street Sagas: prequels: A New Fear, House of Whispers, Forbidden Secrets, The Sign of Fear, sequels: Daughters of Silence, Children of Fear, Dance of Death...all the way to The Hand of Power

Type of book: Young adult, 1745, 1845, horror, Fier Saga

Year it was published: February 1998

Summary:

Mia Saxton hates Miss Pemberthy's School for Young Ladies. She has no friends there, no one to talk to.

Then Mia stumbles across a secret group-a group of girls who practice the dark arts. As she is drawn into their circle, the spells become darker and more dangerous. Mia's worst enemy ends up dead. Will she be next? Or can she escape the evil that has been unleashed?

Characters:

The characters have a little more depth than in previous books but still very little is explored about them. It also gives an interesting view into the girl clique I believe.

Theme:

There's more to friendship than meets the eye.

Plot:

This is from Mia's point of view,  a third person narrative. There's a brief prologue of Emma Fier Rhode and the book, and the rest is Mia. That is all.

Author Information:

R.L Stine was born on October 8th 1943 and is most famous for other Fear Street series along with Goosebumps series and Nightmare Room. Goosebumps and Nightmare Room were made into TV series ages ago.

Opinion:

This book is part of a series titled Fear Street Sagas which is either about the Fear/Fier family or their victims. Besides the prologue of the book, this doesn't have any connection to the family or it being victims. (The book doesn't really count in my view...) In someways it's interesting but more explanations should have been given instead of being treated like a child.

3 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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