Hallowed Circle is action-packed and fun. I loved the entire secret supernatural world living parallel to the everyday world. It was also neat having the story take place in Cleveland, Ohio. Being from Ohio always makes it more interesting to have a story take place in locations I have been to. The competition was filled with many mysteries and interesting myth based ceremonies and the romance between Persephone and Johnny is tense and steamy to say the least.
Persephone Alcmedi is very busy. Between her new guardianship of her best friend’s daughter, running a nationally syndicated magazine, taking care of her nana and trying to have a relationship with a waerwolf, the last thing she needs is to be nominated to compete in the coven’s High Priestess competition. The last thing she wants is to win but she has decided that the arrogant rich girl, Hunter Hopewell should not win either. It might not prove too difficult to take Hunter down a peg if Persephone was not so distracted by the problems she’s having with Johnny. After the competition gets going, other contestants begin being murdered. Now Persephone has to figure out who is doing it and try to keep Hunter from winning.
And you think beauty pageants are scary?
Persephone Alcmedi has been persuaded to compete for the position of High Priestess of the Cleveland, Ohio, coven -- now that the former priestess, Vivian Diamond, has strangely gone missing. Unfortunately, there are a few small problems with the idea. Not only does Seph know rather more about Vivian's disappearance than the other witches realize, but the epic struggle she's just survived has left her with some highly unusual powers -- ones that could be dangerous to reveal. Despite her reluctance, she agrees to participate, if only to prevent snooty Hunter Hopewell, an obnoxious but talented witch, from ending up in the winner's circle. Can Seph hide her secrets -- including her connection to the master vampire-wizard Menessos -- from the terrifyingly wise judges? Plus, there's her rock 'n' roll werewolf boyfriend, Johnny, and some angry fairies to deal with....
Once the competition begins, a finalist turns up dead. It looks as if one of the contestants is willing to do anything -- including murder -- to win. Suddenly Seph has even more on her plate than she thought: from solving a murder to working out what her new powers really are...and exactly why they're creating so much havoc in her love life.