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The Hunt, from the bestselling author of The Vampire Diaries L. J. Smith, is a dangerously exciting tale of love, witchcraft, and the supernatural, perfect for fans of the Beautiful Creatures series.

Cassie's life is far from ordinary. Her best friends are a coven of witches and her relationship with her boyfriend, Adam, is written in the stars. As the leader of the Secret...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published September 11th 2012 by HarperTeen
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I won't read any of the ghostwritten books for The Secret Circle series or The Hunters series. By giving a 1 star to these books, I'm showing my dislike for Alloy Entertainment & HarperCollins for firing L.J. Smith. They are not allowing her to write her books the way she wanted, because they only care about what sells and don't have any respect for story telling at all.

For those who don't know what I'm talking about, here's the letter L.J. Smith wrote herself to her fans regarding the iss...more
♥  Erika  ♥
Before:
I don't know what to say about this I really don't! To put it simply there is no book or series without L.j Smith. If she thinks the series is concluded than it should be finished with, with absolutely no ghost writers. Just because there is a series based on the book, on the actual book that L.j Smith wrote does not mean the series should be continued or touched in any way or form.

All I have to say now is why, why??? As far as I am concerned the series finished when L.J Smith stopped wr...more
Gabrielle
Another one? Why can't they just stop? L. J. Smith isn't even writing them anymore and I bet they'll be changed into some sappy-happy love story about over coming all faults blah blah blah. I want the REAL L. J. Smith back!

I can hardly read the new Vampire Diaires books because they no longer capture my interest. I used to buy all of them but I refuse to buy the newest ones.
Ghiz
I have just finished reading this book minutes ago. The book was not as I was expecting it to be. I was so excited to read this book and I had been waiting for it for so long. I am so disappointed. This book clearly does not have the same taste as the first two book which were written by L. Smith. The ending was terrible. It felt like the writer just got tired of writing the story and stopped in the middle of the story. Well, Aubrey thought that would make the readers excited for the next book,...more
Jynx
Oct 06, 2012 Jynx rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Tools. People who have no respect for authors.
I honestly could care less if the books is good. It will always be trash in my eyes. Why? LJ Smith has always been one of my favourite authors. It was her books that got me into fantasy, and gave me some of my best memories reading. I give this book one star because I see this book as distasteful, and an insult to Smith. It deserves negative stars. Poor LJ Smith. :( It would really suck knowing you can't even write your story anymore.
Hayden Casey
Eww.
Brooke
What an insult to the original L J Smith series, its as if this new author has wrote down the names of the characters and totally disregarded everything else. The original series is what got me interested in reading, I love them and I am so so sad to see this series runied. As far as im concerned L J Smith's books are the real secret circle, these are a cheap imitation.
Ashley Mayer
I can't believe L.J. Smith will not be writing this series anymore! The Secret Circle was my favorite series when I first read it back in the 90's. I would have loved to hear more from the characters but I will not support a ghostwriter that has stolen the series from L.J. Smith!!
Jade
I'm just going to say the exact same thing I said in my review of 'The Divide' - It does upset me that L J Smith lost the rights to write these stories, but that doesn't mean I'm going to rate the book anything less than I think it deserves.

The Temptation - March 12th 2013.
Theodore
The book went by pretty quickly actually and in a good way. It was one of those 'finish in one sitting' kind of books and leaves you somewhat wanting more and thinking that it ended well at the same time.

The Hunt builds pretty well off the previous installments and does well with throwing a couple twists and surprises throughout the series. A number of things did appear a bit (at best) predictable by my tastes but I could probably shrug this off as being due to being accustomed so much to this g...more
Amanda Masters
Well I finally got to reading this book...lol...it was a good book all in all although I found Cassie to be really annoying and whiny in this book. The action was really good the scenes played out perfectly but I found they were all on top of one another just when one tragic thing had happened there was no breathing room before the new tragic thing happened.

I found the conflict between the characters to be great in this book however and the magic of course can't be topped! There is a slight twi...more
Tereza S.
Celá tahle série patří k těm, které nijak nepřekvapí, přesto jsou ale poměrně čtivé a člověk je zhltne za jediný den. Tenhle díl nebyl výjimkou a já se u jeho čtení docela bavila. Čarodějnice mám ráda v jakémkoli podání, takže z tohohle ohledu mě kniha snad ani zklamat nemohla.

Co se týká děje, ten je docela předvídatelný, ale na druhou stranu oceňuju, že ani jeden z hrdinů není v bezpečí, dokonce si i ušpiní ruce při tom, aby se zachránili. Nemám ráda boje, které se vyhrávají zadarmo, bez ztrát...more
Khalia Hades
I starting reading this book and quickly became frustated at the "circle" the secret circle books have become. I am not going into details so I won't spoil it for poeple who do want to read it but as each new installment comes out it seems to me that in each book it is basically a rehash of the same reltionship dramas, the same bad guys (different names but all turn out to be the the principal of the school???), and the same cliff-hangers. Instead of moving forward together and maybe having grow...more
Sara
Cassie now owns her father’s book of Shadows and it’s changing her. She is feeling its darkness and the power from it. Her life is also changing too. Cassie confesses to Adam about her book but wants him to keep it a secret until she is ready to tell the Circle. The Witch Hunters have marked Faye and Laurel and to keep them protected Cassie’s mom suggests they stay inside the secret room hidden in their house. Cassie tries to kill Scarlett when she finds out Adam has taken her father’s book of s...more
Racquel
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Tash
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This the second book in this series that Smith has not written. Aubrey Clark has taken over the helm of the series, continuing where Smith left off. When the last book finished, The Circle was in trouble on two fronts. Cassie’s half sister, Scarlett, is determined to join and rule The Circle whilst the witch hunters are determined to kill them, marking them one by one for death. With two threats to the group, it is going to take...more
Joti
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Robin
so now cassie and her circle are being hunted by witch hunters. turns out the new principal and his son have come to new salem to kill off the circle and anyone they think are witches. little by little each of them are getting marked as witches by the witch hunter's curse. so one girl's aunt is killed. then some random girl, then one of the circle's very own. all this while, cassie's sister scarlet is trying to off her so she can join the circle because the only way you can join the circle is if...more
V.A. Manning
(Review for the entire series)

This was a wonderfully written series about Witches. I loved the character development, the setting, and the way that magic is done in the world of New Salem. I also love the connection with the Salem Witches in this book - wonderful touch. It shows witches as a force of good, but also shows that darkness can be addictive, and that you should harm none with your powers.

Definitely a series I would recommend for anyone that enjoys books about witches!
Bryn
Any publisher who steals an author's mental property because they don't like "the direction" that the series is taking is unethical and horrible to boot. If all readers wanted packaged twihard crap we would be reading that. What I wanted was to know where the real author would take these stories not what some ghost writer/fan fic chippy thinks. I am glad that I have yet to be published if this is the direction that the industry is taking. As much as I want to share my vision I don't think I woul...more
Amanda
Why?!?! Why do this to a wonderful series that started off so well. First of all I refuse to actually buy this book because I don't support the fact that the publishers decided not to allow L.J. Smith write the series as she intended. Secondly, the book was crap. The new writer has made this book so short, quick and predictable that it was ridiculous. Trusting an evil witch who tried to kill you? Seems like a totally okay idea....
How about not. Then of course to keep the romantic triangle going...more
Ricardo Rodrigues
I honestly LOVE "The Secret Circle", I mean, I loved the TV Shows and was completely devastated with its cancelation, then started reading the books, and holly crap, they are amazing! The writing in itself is not brilliant, but the storyline is so awesome it almost hurts, specially when there's only one book left for me to read :(
I would love nothing more than more books for these series!!
Jessie


Just finished it... All i can say is that i miss lj smith. Its not the same without her. The story was dissapointing and it lacked the charm the original lj smith secret circle books had.... The originals wer amazing and they had soo much magic to them. These ones now seem to modern for the yr its supposed to take place in (for example in this book they all have cell phones with txt messeges, but in previous books they didnt have cell phones due to the fact that the book takes place in the 90s...more
Mary Skramovsky

LJ Smith is the author of the popular Vampire Diaries Series, books and T.V. series on the C.W. This is the third book in the Secret Circle Series.
The circle is composed of 6 witches who were born into the group from New Salem, Massachusetts. In this installment, Cassie has possession of her father’s Book of Shadows. As she is reading it the book burns her hand. Cassie is trying to save her friends Lauren and Faye who have been marked as witches by Mr. Boylan and his son. Cassie also has an evil...more
K
Oct 04, 2012 K rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: YA readers
Recommended to K by: found on goodreads
As the last book was dissapointing, I was hoping this one would be a little better. I didn't have high hopes of it being true, but a small part of me still hoped. Unfortunately, as with the previous book, this book was only okay and just as dissapointing. Not only did it start slow, but I thought the story itself left alot to be desired. In fairness, it did pick up towards the middle and the plot took some unexpected turns, but it def is no where near the calibur of the books in the series writt...more
Luke
The Hunt is the fifth book in The Secret Circle series, as well as the second book to be written by Aubrey Clark, who took over after L.J. Smith was fired.

The Hunt was great. Despite the ending that saddened and annoyed me, it was really good. Aubrey Clark has managed to stick to a writing style similar to L.J. Smith, yet bringing her own magic into it, as well. The characters are themselves—for instance, Cassie, who is bubbly, caring, and selfless; Adam, who is sensitive, compassionate, and hum...more
Chelsea Herondale
I just bought this for $2 and it's the 5th book of a series I haven't read
Courtney Bishop
Loved it. Couldn't put it down. Gave it a 4 star rating because it wasn't by the original author.
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L.J. SMITH, Lisa Jane Smith, is the New York Times #1 Bestselling author of The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, The Forbidden Game, Dark Visions, Wildworld and Night World series. She has written over two dozen books for children and young adults, and has enjoyed writing every one of them. She lives in th...more
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