Fatal Circle (Persephone Alcmedi, #3)
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Fatal Circle (Persephone Alcmedi #3)

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Destiny sucks. . . .

There was a time when Persephone Alcmedi thought her life was hard to manage, what with wondering how to make sure she took adequate care of both her grandmother and her foster daughter, Beverley, whether she'd end up in the unwanted position of high priestess of a coven, and whether her werewolf lover, Johnny, would resist the groupies who hang aroun...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published June 29th 2010 by Pocket Books (first published June 18th 2010)
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Stacey
Yeah, I had a hard time with this one. I hate to say it because I really enjoyed the first two books. The basic plot here is the Persephone has to save Menessos the vampire from the fairies who caused all the drama in the previous book. Seph must act like she has been cast off from her coven and disowned by her own family. She moves in temporarily with Menessos and joins him as his head witch. Johnny comes along but is also being forced to accept a bigger role in the werewolf pack.

I struggled w...more
Dawn
The saving grace for this book is the second half. Outside of that I really did not care for it. Perhaps it was because the beginning of the book kept confusing me thus it was hard for me to get into. This book took me two weeks to read while the others I read in an afternoon! I mean I had to really struggle and finish this one.

Johnny feels a bit like a wuss and his whatever you need Red is getting old. Menessos with his show me your power and he wants to be with her is just overkill. I am not...more
CJ - Drop Dead Cute
And another series goes down the tube.

I'll miss yeah Seph. But only the first two books.
Krissy
I enjoyed the first two well enough, once I got past the laughable attempts at song lyrics and spells, the overblown pretentious character names (Persephone, Menessos...),all the cheap and eye-roll inducing sexual innuendo...which was really hard to get past, there is a LOT of it, but this last book was a page skimming drag. There is no action; the bad guys don't even make an appearance. Basically you get a lot of talking and preparation scenes for filling titles that, so far, add up to a fat lo...more
Caroline The HEA Lover
(This was originally posted on Book Lovers,Inc)

Fatal Circle is the 3rd book in the Persephone Alcmedi series, so if you haven’t read the previous books, this review might contain a few background spoilers. When I received this ARC, I went all fan girl squeeeeeing and jumping all over the place. I loved this series and this book did not disappoint!

All the things I loved about the previous books were still there, but it was also so much more! I love Persephone, and while I’m never a big fan of sto...more
Kelly
(3.5)Persephone Alcmedi stirred up a whole cauldron of trouble when she killed an irate fairy at the end of Hallowed Circle. Now, the fairies want Seph dead, and Xerxadrea thinks there’s a traitor in the ranks of the witches. So, in order to protect Seph and her family, Menessos will name Seph his court witch so that it looks like she acted on his orders, thereby bringing the fairies’ wrath down on him instead. Meanwhile, Xerxadrea will use this as a pretext to exile Seph from the witches (also...more
Darcy
After the action packed last book this one seemed not as good due to the slower nature of the story. Yes, there were fights, but most of the story was settling open story lines left from the last book. Most of the action that did take place was more of solidifying alliances and moving people around, like chess pieces.

Some great aspects of this series that continued in this book are the very sweet relationship between Nana, Beverly, and Seph. Johnny was there with his constant innuendos with Sep...more
Shannon C.
3.5 stars: good addition the Persephone Alcmedi series

Fatal Circle picks up immediately following the events of book two in the Persephone Alcmedi series. Persephone is bonded to Menessos, but she became the master. Her boyfriend Johnny is still playing in his band, but getting more involved in werewolf politics. The faires are threatening war, and a secret enemy is revealed to be working within the witches--putting Persephone and those she loves in danger.

This book is another solid addition to...more
✽ Sharon is an emotional book junkie ✽
The Fairies are threatening war and that has torn Persephone's world up even more than it was before and forcing her to make some hard decisions. She'll have to leave behind her Nana and Beverley but will they still understand after she does everything she has to?

We learn a lot about Persephone, Johnny and Menessos in this book and they all have to step up to the plate and trust each other...which is really hard regarding Menessos. He is just so manipulative that it's hard to tell with him. I t...more
Denise
Following the events of book 2, the fairies are out for blood and Persephone has to deal with some major upheavals in her life. Another great, fast-paced read - and have I mentioned already how much I'm loving the fact that in these books, witches fly around on actual brooms?
Rosalind M
Way too well-executed. I had devoured it before twenty-four hours went by. And the number of questions left unanswered will make the time between this book and the next feel like an eternity!
Kat Klein
Seph is coming to grips with being the Lustrata and everything that might mean, when there is a new problem on the horizon. Seems the fairies want Menessos dead. And they don't mind starting a war to make it happen. A war that could have devastating results for all the non human races.

This was a great story - Although it had some real tearjerking moments in it. I really enjoyed the action; and the moments where the action settled down to let the human moments in. Again, Menessos manipulations c...more
Melissa
Need to say this first... this series keeps on getting better. I think I've enjoyed this book most of all. I will also have to say that there were times when I thought Persephone was being manipulated again, but really in a much smaller way. However, even though it felt like that at times, it really wasn't that way at all. She was still learning and growing... under fire so to speak... so what she decided made sense. She still is ruled by emotions that overtake her, however, I also suspect that...more
Alexia Chantel
Witches, weres, and vamps are a good combination. Plenty of arguing and finger pointing going around. Then Robertson decides to add another element to the mix, the fairies have declaired war! Fatal Circle, book three in the Persephone Alcmedi series steps up the action!

Menessos actually did something that appears selfless. Now the fairies are demanding his life, and Seph wont willingly give him up. Loyalty is a good attribute, though it is going to cost her.

Johnny continues to be sucked into th...more
Bookaholics
Fatal Circle (Circle, Book 3) by Linda Robertson
Urban Fantasy- June 29th, 2010
4 1/s stars

Fatal Circle is the 3rd installment in the chronicles of the infamous and powerful witch Peresphone Alcmedi. Tragedy and adversity have shadowed this fearless and likeable heroine. And make this Urban Fantasy an exciting and stunning read.

Peresphone has just settled in. She now has time for her adopted daughter and her sexy, rocker (werewolf) boyfriend Johnny. But a secret bond with a Master vampire, Meness...more
Lisianthus
It really was just okay. I use to love Seph, she was a pretty cool character and there was no doubt that she was the Lustrata. But I didn't get the best feeling out of reading this book. I kept feeling like events that were suppose to be dramatic, weren't crafted as dramatic as they were suppose to be. There really should have been more development between Johnny and Seph. Yeah, Johnny. Cute and adorable badass band dude, who kinda acts like a little boy. Sure, it's cute when it's around Seph ca...more
Cindy
In Book 3 we are watching Persephone blossom even though she is at a point in her life where she is content...outside influences force her to make a pact with her Vampire ally forcing her to become his witch at court. She loves the future Werewolf King and must be there for him during a major crisis and the overwhelming jealousy he feels for the vampire who has moved Persephone into his Haven to protect her from the fairies that want to see her and her vampire dead. During attacks on her life, w...more
Theresa
The fatal circle is the third book in the series of Linda Robertson’s books. It’s more in depth and character of books mythology. This book brings the reader more into her world of Vampires, Waeres, Witches and Fairies. Persephone Alcmedi has faced vampires, witches, now she faces Fairies. To protect the world, and be the Lustrata Persephone, must balance the worlds of Waeres, Vampires, Witches, and Fairies. The royalty of the fairies has decided that they do not want to be tied to the first vam...more
Khalia Hades
Persephone Alcmedi stirred up a whole cauldron of trouble when she killed an irate fairy at the end of Hallowed Circle. Now, the fairies want Seph dead, and Xerxadrea thinks there's a traitor in the ranks of the witches. So, in order to protect Seph and her family, Menessos will name Seph his court witch so that it looks like she acted on his orders, thereby bringing the fairies' wrath down on him instead. Meanwhile, Xerxadrea will use this as a pretext to exile Seph from the witches (also for S...more
Bethany C
This series has gotten a little 'meh' for me. It has a solid plot, but there are a few things I'm personally finding it hard to get over. The worst- come on, isn't having a motorcycle riding, rock n' roll boyfriend named Johnny the cheesiest, most cliche thing ever? Hard to get over. Also, I think some of the dialogue is kind of contrived. I find it easy to buy that centuries old vampires would have stiff dialogue, but some of the things the modern characters say don't seem quite right. Little t...more
Roxanne
I said, “I’m glad you’re up.” Lifting three slices, he stopped to check his jeans front, then shot me a grin. “Huh. It was there when I woke up. Guess she scared it away.

This is a great series and it just keeps getting better with each book. The story focuses on the repercussions of murdering the fairy in book 2. To try and stop an all out war Persephone must basically move in with Menessos and prove to the public that she is under his control not the other way around. Naturally this causes ten...more
Kt
Persephone Alcmedi, a witch, who has the werewolf king for a boyfriend, is also inescapably tied to the original vampire. But hey, what else can you expect from the prophesied Lustrata, the one who will bring balance and peace to all the races. In this third book, Persephone is still coming to terms with her destiny and the bond with her vampire. In all her teachings as a witch she was brought to see vampires as evil beings. However, being linked to the vampire Menessos has opened her eyes and h...more
Pamela
Review courtesy of Romance JunkieS:

As if everyone is not already out to get Persephone, now she has to add fairies to the list. It seems she did a big no-no. Not only did she kill a fairy in front of numerous witnesses, but the fairy was royalty. The fairies are bent on revenge and they will stop at nothing, even if it means hurting Seph's loved ones. The fairies are not just after Seph though. They want her vampire ally Menosses to die or they will wreak havoc on the world.

When Seph refuses to...more
Alyssa
This book picks right up where the last one left off. The fairies have declared war is the vampire Menessos is not turned over to them. They are bond to the Earth through him, and they seek to free themselves of that bond by killing him. (Technically that is the only way to severe the bond though, so don't feel soo bad about it.)

So, add fairies to the list of things that Seph has to deal with. Some of the other issues on that list have to do with the witches, wærewolves, and vampires.

Because of...more
Jessica
This is just an awesome series!! I am so glad that I started it! Picking up where Hallowed Circle left off practically, Fatal Circle finds Seph back in the thick of things. She and Johnny have barely gotten a minute alone together when Menessos shows up, ruining the moment.

The sparks that keep flying between Menessos and Seph are confusing at times. I mean, here we see Seph with a great guy like Johnny and because of everything that has happened, she is still somewhat drawn to Menessos and it's...more
ALPHAreader
This is the third book in Linda Robertson’s ‘Persephone Alcmedi’ series. This book picks up where ‘Hallowed Circle’ left off – literally the same night that the second book concluded.
Persephone has accepted the mantle of ‘Lustrata’ – a witch who balances the supernatural world, mainly between vampires and werewolves. Persephone has also realized that she is master to Ohio’s vampiric head-honcho; a blood bond with Menessos has turned him servant to her master. Persephone has also accepted her fee...more
Tracy
~* 3.5 Stars *~
In Signum Amoris

Picking up where Hallowed Circle left off, Persephone Alcmedi is up to her neck in harrowing stuff. With the help of her waerewolf lover, the mysterious Domn Lup Johnny, and the...assistance, so to speak, of not-quite-as-master vampire Menessos, she's got to deal with the fallout of killing a fairy and sparking a war, prevent said war from spilling over into this world, keep her family alive, quickly adjust to the weight of her Lustrata position, and learn to keep...more
Michele Lee
Persephone Alcmedi is the Lustrata, a fable witch said to bring balance and justice to the magical world. In the last book she was outed to the other witches of her city and she was forced to save her foster daughter and grandmother from a murderous fae. Now the fae are using her actions as an excuse to declare war on the human magic users. Persephone is being forced to publicly disown her family, take a position as a vampire court witch for the protection it brings to herself, and her fellow wi...more
mlady_rebecca
I think this series really hit its stride with this book. Considering I finished it in a day, sacrificing sleep, that should tell you how compelling it was.

Menessos became more real as an individual, not as a mysterious scary force. This is the first book that I've liked him at all. Johnny, on the other hand, had me from day one. *g*

The whole "reminds me of Anita Blake" thing both intensified and went away. (Meaning I recognized the common features, but this universe gained its individuality at...more
drey
Oh, Persephone. Nothing you do will ever be enough to keep the peace, will it? Especially when there’s a crazed fairy leader who’s just itching for a fight. When Seph, Xerxandrea, and Menessos come up with a plan to protect Seph — and Menessos — Seph knows it’s going to leave a lot of people ticked off. It’s not like she has other options, though. The things a girl does for peace…

So, off we go on another adventure. This one’s littered with lies, and it doesn’t take much before Seph learns who’s...more
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