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.
Hallowed Circle is the second book in the Persephone Alcmedi series. And it begins when Seph is nominated to become the high
priestess of the local witch coven. But the thing is she has way too much on her plate to actually win the testing, but when it looks like the other contestants won't be able to do good enough, she's going to go in and try to change the outcome. However, she didn't expect her vampire to show up, nor did she expect her relationship with Johnny to change, but alas it happened. Now, she must deal with everything all at once before it is too late.
This book was pretty interesting. It had a lot of action and drama in it. But I felt like I was missing some of Seph's emotions during the book. I could feel some of them, but not all, even though it seemed like she was trying to make herself emotionless in some ways.
So, overall the book was okay. It was a nice second addition to the series, and it kind of lets us know where Seph is at with everything going on, and what may happen from now on.