Wrap-Up Series: Circle Trilogy
Warning: This post contains spoilers.
The Circle Trilogy was a re-read for me. I read them when they were originally published ten years ago. While I couldn’t remember all the details to the series, I did remember it as the time Nora Roberts put vampires in her novels. At that time, it was a complete departure from normal Roberts fare. She primarily wrote contemporary, futuristic, and thriller romances with occasional hints of magic. I decided to read it again this summer during my maternity leave. After going through the hell that is childbirth, I wanted something comforting. Nothing comforts me more than Nora.
The world building is the primary reason I love this series. Roberts intricately crafts together a world of time-travel, alternate dimensions, and mythical creatures. The character interaction with this world is believable. On top of dynamic world building, Roberts creates a crafty antagonist in Lilith. In order to have a believable show down of good versus evil, time needs to be spent on developing the evil characters. Lilith is a character with her own motives and her own relationships outside of the protagonists. It makes her a believable and tragic character.
The protagonists were all well-rounded, each providing a certain quality to the group. My problem resides with the romances. The romance between Hoyt and Geena developed too fast. I didn’t believe their romance during their book, although I actually did enjoy it as the series progressed. The same could be said about the romance between Larkin and Blair, considering Blair does not arrive until the end of the first book. The last book in the trilogy really showcased the best of all the romances.
Overall, it was an enjoyable series with an engaging setting and dynamic characters. I would recommended it to anyone interested in fantasy romance.
Check out my individual reviews for each book: