The ordinary becomes the extraordinary in THE SECRET CIRCLE, a romantic drama full of mystery, intrigue and danger -- based upon the book series by L.J. Smith (The Vampire Diaries) -- as it chronicles the story of a young girl who discovers not only that she is a witch and part of a secret coven, but that she is the key which will unlock a centuries-old battle of good versus evil.
At 16, Cassie Blake is independent, resourceful and decidedly not a joiner. But when her mother unexpectedly dies in a fire, Cassie goes to live with her grandmother in the Pacific Northwest town of Chance Harbor, where her mother grew up. There, after her uneasy inclusion in a group of diverse and potent teens, Cassie discovers her mother's book of spells and the knowledge that she is part of something larger than herself, with a family history dating back hundreds of years. Hesitant but headstrong, Cassie embraces her newfound destiny in this world of shadows and secrets and becomes the final member of "the circle."
Within the group there are tensions and alliances, a struggle for power amidst the daily hazards of being a teenager. But in the forest, when a drop of rain can be turned into a shower of splendor and light and the energy passed between two people is palpable, the natural world bears the beauty that magic can bring; it also highlights the frightening intensity that can arise from unrestrained emotions and spite. For just as quickly as nature can provide, it can take away, and there is no telling the terror unleashed when such powers fall into human hands. Combining the wonder of witchcraft with the scare of the supernatural, THE SECRET CIRCLE explores the might -- and burden -- of a young girl living out her family's legacy.
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