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Shattered Circle

(Persephone Alcmedi #6)

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After her werewolf boyfriend, Johnny, tried to kill her, Persephone Alcmedi finds herself in the comforting arms of powerful vampire Menessos. She’s trying to sort out her feelings for the two men, but not even Seph is above the confusion of tangled emotions. All Johnny wants to do is mend their relationship and reveal the life-altering news he’s recently received, but his ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Pocket Books
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Charlie
This is the final book so far, I can't wait for book 7 to be released.

Once again I prefer the vamp over the wolf but i'd be quite happy if Seph ended up with both of them :P.

The crazy bird-lady-sorcerer vamps was creepy as hell and I'm glad they didn't succeed in permanently harming our main characters.

I really enjoyed this installment in the series and the ending was perfect.
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
A lot of things happened in the last book and it's left Persephone wondering what's going to happen with her life. Johnny, while he was transformed, tried to kill her and she has twice marked Menessos causing him to be even more enamored of her. She still has the Shabbubitum and the Excelsior to worry about and the coven still hasn't accepted her as The Lustrata. What else could possibly happen?

This is the sixth book of the series and it's hard to catch you up if you're not aware of what this b
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Michelle Cummings
While I enjoyed reading this book, I did not love it. I had a real problem with the alternating viewpoints in the book, and how everyone is 3rd person, except for Persephone, which is 1st person. It felt too disjointed as I was reading it. Lots of things are happening, and the overall story arc is certainly moving forward, but there was no real interaction amongst the 3 main characters, and that's what I missed.
Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
Sep 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
Shattered Circle is the 6th book in the Persephone Alcmedi series. And in this book things are getting more intense. More dangers lie in wait for our beloved trio. Menessos issues with the vamps and losing hive master, but he obtains something more important and dangerous in the process. Johnny is still dealing with issues of becoming the Dom Lup. Persephone well she just can't seem to catch a break.

This book is extremely intense because not only are things getting more intense. But in this book
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Carmen
Jan 20, 2013 added it
Another great book in the Persephone Alcmedi series. Persephone, Johnny and Menessos all have a lot on their plates in this book. I enjoyed reading about what each character is dealing with and I really feel like they are becoming stronger individuals which hopefully leads to them being a stronger group. I was happy to learn more about Creepy because the last book left me guessing about him. I get the feeling that we haven’t seen the last of him. The new changes in Beverley (Persephone’s foster ...more
Julianne
Jun 06, 2013 rated it liked it
I got bored many times reading this, unlike the other books. I kept having to stop reading either because I was annoyed with the waffling on, the plot or boredom. Not the best in the series at all. 1-4 are brilliant, 5 went a bit 'pete tong' and 6 declined further. Its not the story per se, it's the constant swapping of characters causing confusion. It didn't flow well at all. Too many stories trying to wind in. This series needs to go back to a strong story that flows and not lots of little sto ...more
Archer
Mar 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was hooked after the first book.. And when that happens I devour the books in a series. Here I sit, after finishing all the books, and I'm wishing I slowed down some. I finished this book in a day, and I loved every second of it.

Can't wait for the next!
Karina
Jun 14, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: linda-robertson
Terrible. This book is all fluff and no substance. I'm officially washing my hands of this series.
Mary
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-copy
KInd of all over the place. I don't know if I'll continue with the series. The first couple of books were pretty good but the last one and this one just felt off
Jae
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Once again, this book picked up right where the last one left off. Having recently been attacked by her werewolf lover, Johnny, Seph has taken refuge with the vampire Menessos. Logically, she knows Johnny didn't mean to harm her, but emotionally, she is finding it difficult to trust him.

Johnny is not without his own problems. As the newly crowned Domn Lup, the king of the werewolves, he now must navigate politics and negotiations, as well as try to avoid the amorous attentions of Aurelia, his "
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Becky
Jun 04, 2018 rated it liked it
now we have even more bigger problems. No one is talking to each other everyone is going in a different direction.
Lisarenee
My Synopsis:
They say the Lustrata will bring balance. That she'll be able to erase the lines drawn between humans, waerewolves, vampires, and witches. That her word shall be law and benefit all. That while the pendulum of power swings, she will be able maintain the balance despite the swinging.

With great power, however, comes great responsibility, and sometimes the line between priorities needs to shift in order to maintain balance. Sometimes hard choices and sacrifices need to be made. The real
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mlady_rebecca
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Franjessca
Review also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas

First off, I am going to kick myself in the butt for not realizing when I signed up for the tour that this is the actual 6th book in the series. I have never read out of order (it is a pet peeve of mine and I think I literally pulled my hair when I finally realized it)….so forgive me, Linda Robertson. I have to say though, what sold me on this book and what is now tempting me to read the first 5 and re-read this one is the fantasy world that Linda created i
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Jessica (a GREAT read)
Feb 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
It's been sooo long since I last dived into Linda Robertson's series that I hesitated when reading Shattered Circle. Luckily it wasn't too much of a problem. Sure, I forgot some of the plot and action details, but fort he most part I was able to move along nicely with this one.

Shattered Circle is told from many points of view. Persephone is our heroine and when it's her turn to narrate, it's in first person, while the other characters are in third. It's definitely one of those books where you cr
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Maghon Thomas
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I’m going to start by saying that this may not be one of my greatest reviews- BUT before you freak out- I loved the book, I should have read the whole freaking series first!!! Hahahaha I’m sometimes a goofball, and wanna read a book with out even noticing if it’s part of a series!! Soo… This is the first book I’ve read in this series- BAD DOG MAGHON!! LOL however with that said, I will now be investing in this WHOLE SERIES!! I liked this book a whole heaping lot and seriously feel the need to re ...more
Rebecca
I was so excited when I saw Shattered Circle was going to go on blog tour and that I would get the chance to review it. I had seen the Persephone Alcmedi series around and had always wanted to read this urban fantasy series. I knew if I signed up to be a host it would give me an excuse to read through the series. It has been a treat to go from one book to the next.

What I liked

Persephone Alcmedi is an awesome heroin! I love her. She is so capable but still able to be vulnerable. If you are new to
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Van (Short & Sweet Reviews)
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
There were a lot of things going on in this book, and separately for that matter. In the previous book, Seph, Johnny and Menessos were always together going up against the vampires at one time, witches or the wærewolves. This time around everyone was dealing with their own personal problems. The Diviza, region wære representative is coming into town to confirm Johnny as the Dom Loup, all while Johnny adjusts to his new role; not only as the wærewolf king but also as a father. Next we have Meness ...more
drey
Dec 31, 2012 rated it liked it
You know I’ve enjoyed Linda Robertson’s Persephone Alcmedi series so far — in fact I’ve practically inhaled these books… And I was so ready for Shattered Circle. After all, there are issues to resolve; some big, some small, but all need attention. And none of it waits for a girl to get some rest after the whirlwind she’s been through.

It’s like the world can’t manage without the Lustrata, even though it only very recently learned it had the Lustrata… And the Lustrata herself is learning how diffi
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Kat Klein
Jan 22, 2014 rated it liked it
This one was once again written from alternating viewpoints, which tends to give alot more perspective on the various characters in the book. Makes it interesting.

Menessos has lost his position in the vampire hierarchy, and Johnny is dealing with taking his place in the Waerwolf one. Neither position is easy for either men. Add that Menessos has bound himself to two of the deadly harpies (not even going to try to spell their actual name) and to keep his former haven from thinking that he's nothi
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Lissette
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Persephone Alcmedi's life has never been normal. She's dodged multiple attempts on her life, and she's still recuperating from her werewolf boyfriend's having tried to kill her. Deep inside, she yearns for a sense of normalcy, but she knows that's something she'll never have. Her new role as the Lustrata has ensured that fact.

Resigning herself to the way her life is now, she knows she'll need to be strong for those under her protection. She has her beloved foster daughter, Beverly, to think of,
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Craig
Feb 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
This latest installment in the series is another good one. The point-of-view changes aren't jarring as they occasionally seemed to be in the previous volume, and the spell-verses aren't intrusive. One thing that struck me this time around is how tightly-woven the six volumes are; I hadn't really thought about how little time has passed from the start of VISCIOUS CIRCLE through to this one, which ends at Thanksgiving of the same season. I still felt that the werewolves were more convincing, inter ...more
Stacy
Jun 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
*Contains spoilers about previous books in series*

It seems like every character in the series is drowning in problems individually as well as other issues as a group. Persephone is busy fighting off those out to kill her while trying to live up to the position of Lustrata. Johnny now has another person to protect on top of his new duties as Dom Lup, and oh yeah how does he tell Persephone? Menessos is busy with all the duties that stepping down as leader to his vampires brings. Beverly finds som
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Star
Nov 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Persephone Alcmedi has her hands full. She’s the Lustrata and the Erus Veneficus to Menessos’ successor. She’s not the only one who is dealing with a lot, though: her boyfriend Johnny is the Dom Lup (King) of the wærewolves, and Menessos has had to step down as leader of his vampire clan as Seph has marked him. All of this is going to come to a head when Seph’s foster daughter, Beverly, uses an artifact of Seph’s which called to her – showing now Beverly isn’t only human. Seph, Johnny, and Menes ...more
Melissa
Feb 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Eep! I see that the last book was leading us up to this one! All that confusion continues in this book and it is all captivating! We also get to find out who one of the characters introduced to us in the last book really is! Now I need to know what will happen next! *bounces up and down*

We also get multiple POV in this book. It's not confusing and it helps bring the story into full understanding. However, the most interesting parts were Persephone's adventure and when it would switch POVs I woul
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Alexia Chantel
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shattered Circle is a refreshing installment of the Persephone Alcmedi series. It takes a little different approach than the previous books. There is still plenty going on with Menessos, his loosing his haven and having to take care of the three sisters and the havoc they wreck. Johnny is as unable to walk away from being Domn Lup as ever, threats coming from every direction at a time when he has even more to loose (can’t say what, would ruin the surprise if you haven’t picked up the series yet) ...more
Unwisely
Mar 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy, 2013
I have enjoyed this series, but this book is far enough in that it's hard to sustain interesting developments. And it showed in this book. There was little development of the main conflict of the series (and the obligatory sex scene was between a side character and someone even more minor, which makes me think it must be an actual contractual obligation, because, OMG, who wanted to see those two get it on??)

The Cousin Oliver character isn't, at least, a teenage girl (yes, I'm still bitter about
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Khalia Hades
Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Persephone Alcmedi has her hands full. She's the Lustrata and the Erus Veneficus to Menessos' successor. She's not the only one who is dealing with a lot, though: her boyfriend Johnny is the Dom Lup (King) of the wærewolves, and Menessos has had to step down as leader of his vampire clan as Seph has marked him. All of this is going to come to a head when Seph's foster daughter, Beverly, uses an artifact of Seph's which called to her - showing now Beverly isn't only human. Seph, Johnny, and Menes ...more
Theresa
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shattered Circle By Linda Robertson
Persephone, Menessos, and Johnny have faced many dangers, the have become more united through each testing of their relationship. In this situation would they be able to face their separate, desperate, and private struggles and still find a way to be tied together. Johnny has to come to terms with the waere world, the power struggles, and the strife of a violent and aggressive people. He has to figure out how to tell Persephone about his son Even, at this momen
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Cindy
Feb 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
I ❤❤❤ the growing family in the Persephone Alcmedi tales! Seph is the prophesied Lustrata of the Witch community who's boyfriend is The Domn Lup, the King of the werewolves, and another active male in her life is the former Quarterlord vampire, who when trying to mark her found the marks turned on him making him HER servant! Now add in her witch mother who was never there for her, a half brother she never knew about, a Nana who looks out over them all. And her beloved adopted daughter, who is no ...more
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