This about the entire series. I absolutely love LJ Smith. She is my favorite author, no competition. This was my favorite series of hers. The main character was irritating from time to time, but the other 11 circle members made up for it. My favorite characters were a couple of the coven members. The only thing I wished differently was that they had some of the coven members in every other page and others were not in it as much. All of the characters were different in there own way and neither detracted form the other. When you read the books though, you should have both books with you. I didn't originally and it was all I could think about for the few days I had to wait for the second book. It is completely different than any other book about witches that I have read.