Thursday, August 28, 2014

Circle of Stones - YA Book Review

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Told by three narrators, each from a different time period, Circle of Stones by Catherine Fisher combines myth and history to create a mysterious story.

Sulis lives in present-day Bath, England, and she's hiding from her past and from someone who keeps following her. Zac is an architect's apprentice in the 1700s, helping to build (or destroy?) what his master is trying to complete. And in ancient England, a druid king discovers the healing waters at Bath and sets up a new kingdom.

While it's interesting to see how each story is connected, I was a bit disappointed. I kept waiting for a big reveal, for something truly thrilling, for more of a connection between the three stories, but the book just didn't deliver. It does make me want to visit Bath, England, though, because the history of the place sounds intriguing.

This book is age-graded for 12+, and I'd say that's pretty appropriate. There are no bad words or teen sex or teen drug use, so that's always a positive in a YA novel!

Circle of Stones is published by Dial and is available to purchase today. I received a free review copy for my honest opinion.

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