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The Magic Circle by Katherine Neville
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"The Magic Circle" is an ambitious novel, and for that I commend Ms. Neville. However, it was a challenging book to read. I loved the heroine, Ariel, but the family relationships--and there are many limbs on the tree--became increasingly difficult to follow. By the end, I really had no idea who was related to who, and the romantic relationships between 'cousins' left me feeling a bit off-kilter. However, there's such an abundance of history here (lengthy backstory starring Jesus) and an odd side-story involving Hitler, that it's clear that Ms. Neville worked hard on this massive book. My favorite character--Sam--didn't have enough screen time, but Ariel was a strong protagonist, if not a little too-trusting of the men in her life. Ms. Neville is still one of my favorite authors despite my frustrations with this novel.
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August 8, 2018 – Finished Reading
August 10, 2018 – Shelved

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