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Wicked Circle

(Persephone Alcmedi #5)

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The fifth in the exciting urban fantasy series featuring Persephone Alcmedi, a modern-day witch with a sexy werewolf boyfriend.

Persephone Alcmedi has helped her waerewolf lover Johnny unlock his powers. Now she must come to the aid of Menessos, the vampire overlord she has secretly marked. Beset by a trio of truth-seeking vampire sisters so dangerous their own kind keep t
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Paperback, 1st Edition, 413 pages
Published December 27th 2011 by Pocket Books
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Katyana
May 30, 2011 rated it liked it
(This isn't super spoiler-ish, but I do talk a little about some of the developments in the book, and even keeping it vague, it is a bit of a giveaway of how things turn out, so screw it, putting the whole thing in spoiler tags. Read at your own risk.)
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Charlie
Another great installment to the series. I'm on a bit of an urban fantasy kick at the moment and this series is a lot of fun.

I find myself liking the vampire more and more each book and Jonny's attitude just rubs me up the wrong way. I'd be quite happy is Seph and the vamp flew off into the sunset and lived happily ever after. I'm probbaly not gonna get my way but I can dream.

Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
**4.5 stars**

Several things are starting to come to a head in this installment of the series. Johnny's powers have been unlocked and he's become the Domn Lup and those two things are causing him to have a major inner power struggle. News has gotten to the Excelsior that Menessos has been twice marked by Persephone and they are sending the Shabbubitum to find out the truth. And Persephone is still trying to deal with everything ... her powers, her mother, Menessos and Johnny.

WOW ... this was a v
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Hitandmiss
Jan 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Enjoyed the story of the book, but 1 point I want to talk about, Shifting narrators, this series has been told purely via 1 persons perspective. Now in the 5th book we have shifted to 4+ narrators. This was really jarring to me.

I believe the author decided to make this book more of a writing challenge for herself as it really didn't need to be done. Most of the vampires thoughts seem to be very modern, they all behave and talk the same. The only real difference is there names and objectives. Joh
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Shelley
*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 3 1/2

*Review*

*Synopsis/Storyline*

In this story, Persephone ends up having to deal with not only her mother Eris who has come back into her life after being gone for most of her life, but, problems facing Johnny and Menessos as well.

On the home front, Eris demands that Seph show more affection than she’s capable of. Think about it, her mother left her behind, and didn’t bother telling her where she went, or why she left in the first place. Then, on top of everything,
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Lorelei
Jan 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Generic Urban Fantasy with little to distinguish it from all the rest. Too much artificial relationship tension that feels like it has been manufactured to draw out the series. The whole witch, vampire, wolf-king love triangle is so over-used and does not in any way make for interesting reading. It even ends on a "Days of Our Lives" relationship cliff-hanger. Blah.
Karissa
This was the fifth book in the Persephone Alcmedi series. I thought it was the weakest book in the series so far. Robertson did some strange things in this latest addition to the Persephone series; the story is told from many points of view and this really made the book long and was really weird. Additionally Persephone is straying from her monogamous relationship into some very Anita Blake like territory.

In the last book Persephone helped Johnny unlock his marks and become the Dom Lupe. This bo
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Van (Short & Sweet Reviews)
3 1/2 Stars

In the previous book Heldrige, one of the vampire lord sired by Menessos was on his way to VEIN to report a crime against Menessos. At the start of Wicked Circle, Heldrige succeeds in obtaining an audience with the big vampire honcho, Excelsior. Heldrige reports that the Quarterlord Menessos was mastered by his EV witch, and not the other way around like many believed. The Excelsior sends his father Mero and a trio of of truth-seeking vampire witches (more like harpies/owls…they can c
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Roxanne Rhoads
Dec 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Wow- best book of the series so far.

So much is changing and it's changing fast for Persephone.

Johnny has become the Domn Lup, Menessos is under attack by the vampire council who worry that Persephone is in control of him, and Persephone is the Lustrata and struggling with everything that means while still dealing with her mundane life and family.

Toss in "help" from the Goddess and a magickal stranger she dubs "Creepy" and her life has become more complicated than ever.

Menessos has a dream of Pe
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Darcy
Mar 30, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: shifters, vampires, 2012, magic, uf
I don't know what it is about this book, but it seemed to be missing things for me. Part of it might be that I really missed Demeter and Beverly, who weren't around alot, another part is because our 3 lead characters seemed to be on their own in this one.

I liked that Johnny finally learned about his past, and I have to say that I was surprised by quite a bit of it. It will make a big difference in his future and for this reason alone I wonder about his relationship with Seph. There are other rea
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Kristin
Dec 03, 2011 rated it it was ok
I love this series, but this was not my favorite at all. I found myself reading it just to finish it. It didn't really get good for me until the very end and then only with Johnny. I will definetly read the next one though. I just thought it was missing the character interaction of the previous ones, and I have never liked the character of Menessos.
Tammy "Z Girl"
Jan 05, 2012 rated it liked it
I love this series, but I think this book was my least favorite. It was a good story and I do like how the events are unfolding but it just didn't wow me like the other books. I am looking forward to the next book to see how everything plays out with Persephone, Messenos and Johnny.
HJ
Feb 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
reread 3/2017
Lisarenee
My synopsis:
Power
Some are born into it.
Some aim to achieve it.
Some will kill for it.
And some will let it go to their head.


Johnny Newman is now one of the most powerful men in the world. A mere weeks ago the binding that held his power in check was broken. He's come into his full power and his full wolf, something he's never had to contend with before. The power's heady and heightens all his senses both human and beast. He's more aware of the link he shares with his pack mates and of the beas
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Becky
Jun 04, 2018 rated it liked it
there was way too much going on to keep up with. Nothing got resolved. I am going to read the next one see if it helps.
StoriesSave
I've come to this series a bit late in the running, so I sped through the first four books, and when I got to the fifth, I expected that it would be as amazing as the previous books had been. Unfortunately, that's not the case.

Wicked Circle suffers from a very badly-done portrayal of multiple POVs. Some books can pull that kind of writing style off with grace, but this is far from being one of them. Instead of helping the plot along, the constant switching of viewpoints only seems to make the bo
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Karissa
Jul 27, 2011 rated it liked it
This was the fifth book in the Persephone Alcmedi series. I thought it was the weakest book in the series so far. Robertson did some strange things in this latest addition to the Persephone series; the story is told from many points of view and this really made the book long and was really weird. Additionally Persephone is straying from her monogamous relationship into some very Anita Blake like territory.

In the last book Persephone helped Johnny unlock his marks and become the Dom Lupe. This bo
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Kat Klein
Jan 22, 2014 rated it liked it
This book is the first in the series written in multiple viewpoints. Written in first person when it's Seph, as usual, but also in third person when someone else is in control of the PoV. Seph and Johnny have unlocked his tattoos, at a high cost. Now he has to learn to deal with the full power of the Domn Lup as well as all the posturing and corporate crap that goes with it. Seph also has alot on her plate, starting with her mother (view spoiler) ...more
Melissa
Feb 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was filled with a lot of action and introduction to a few new characters. It also felt more like a crossover novel. It is attention grabbing as the others, but it also has a lot to deal with in terms of family, professional and internal strife, and every day living. It is almost overwhelming, but does not become too much to take. It is not the best book to start with in this series and, in fact, this is one series I would suggest you read in order. Mostly because of Seph's growth expou ...more
Scooper Speaks
May 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Favorite Line: “He had held me all the way here, and ushered me quickly to my rooms so I could shower and change–two things I’d been eager to do.” (p. 411)

Things are definitely changing in Seph, Johnny and Menessos’ lives. By the final page turn of the book I wondered where the author was taking the story. Everything had changed and it felt like little was resolved. Thoughts, emotions and lifestyles were all thrown for a loop. I want to know though, so I’ll be sticking it out.

Wicked Circle is no
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Holly
Nov 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Seph and her grandmother are still staying with and taking care of her mother when she gets a call saying she needs to come back because a large problem is coming right to Menossos' doorstep which of course includes Seph. His first stop home is to see Johnny but she notices that along with his newfound power and mantle has come some changes that are not so great, in general and for their relationship. When she goes home she is appointed some new guards and gets some supposed help from a mysterio ...more
Jessica (a GREAT read)
Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Linda Robertson's latest, Wicked Circle, picks up where we left off with Seph and her many troubles! That poor girl has is tough and it only gets tougher. In the beginning she's dealing with a magical ceremony with her grandmother and mother, when things go awry nearly right away. And trouble is soon to follow when she is summoned back home to help Menessos out. Which is where the bulk of the story lies.

Menessos is being hunted by three vampire women who plan to get the truth out of him regardin
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Alexia Chantel
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

Oh the trouble that follows Seph, the heroine of the Persephone Alcmedi series, around. Just when you think it can’t get worse, Robertson finds a way. Wicked Circle, book five, brings more challenges and emotional strain for Seph. Can she rely on Johnny and Menessos?

The Domn Lup is here, and he is bigger and badder than you had imagined. Along with the title comes lots of responsibilities, some he knew were coming...and some blindside him. All of which which leave very little time for
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Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
We start this book, with Persephone, her grandmother and mom performing a ceremony. Then Persephone is called home because something big is going on home, and she is much needed. Besides the fact that Johnny is coming out as the Dom Lup, but Menessos is being investigate by VEIN, because of Hildridge. This book is basically a bulding block for other books, not a whole lot happened in this book that deemed very exciting, except it looks like the direction this series is going is that Seph and Joh ...more
Stacy
Sep 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a great series!! It is one of my favorite "witchy" book series. The storyline always wraps me around its finger and holds on to me until the book is over. There wasn't a lot of action like there is in the other books in the series, WICKED CIRCLE was more about information than anything else. There is a little bit of danger but not on the scale that other installments brought. We get new shocking details about Johnny's past, Seph re-evaluates her relationships. Characters do some changing ...more
Khalia Hades
Jan 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a great series!! It is one of my favorite "witchy" book series. The storyline always wraps me around its finger and holds on to me until the book is over. There wasn't a lot of action like there is in the other books in the series, WICKED CIRCLE was more about information than anything else. There is a little bit of danger but not on the scale that other installments brought. We get new shocking details about Johnny's past, Seph re-evaluates her relationships. Characters do some changing ...more
Lesley
Jul 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I read the first 4 books in this series in January of last year one after the other, they were that good. I liked the gritty witch/vamp/waere combination so I've had Wicked Circle on my "I must buy the minute it comes out" list for a whole year.

It took me a while to get back into the storyline again, I got a bit confused about the minor characters however, by about a third of the way through I was back in business again and wrapped up in Seph's world.

What really stood out for me in this instalme
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drey
Dec 31, 2012 rated it liked it
We’ve had a few books focused on Seph, one on Johnny, and this one features Menessos, the oldest of the trio. Trouble is brewing again, and this time it’s because of a vampire snubbed. You know, hell hath no fury and all that. But now Seph has to figure out how to hide the fact that she’s the one in charge of their link, not Menessos – and from a trio of awfully scary, truth-finding vampire-harpies. Yeah, “ick” was my first reaction, too.

Of course, trouble always comes with company. Seph has mot
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Theresa
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wicked circle by Linda Robertson
This series is becoming an addiction; have to go on to the next book the moment I read the last line of the pervious book, not a good thing when the next book is the last in the series. Wicked circle Persephone Alcmedi, has faced witches, vampires, fairies and waeres, as her role as Lustrata. She as concurred enemies, found allies, and made connections between worlds. Now she needs to learn and grow, she has been born as the Lustrata, now it is time to live as the
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Julianne
Jun 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
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