One night, when a strange red moon fills the sky, six school girls find themselves in an abandoned theme park, drawn there by a mysterious force. A student has just been found dead. Everyone suspects suicide. Everyone - except them.
In that derelict fairground an ancient prophecy is revealed. They are The Chosen Ones, a group of witches, bound together by a power, one which could destroy them all. But they soon learn that despite their differences they need each other in order to master the forces that have been awakened within them.
High school is now a matter of life and death. Because the killing has only just begun.
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The Circle is a gift for those of us who love Buffy. It is impossible to put down and I cannot wait for 2012 when the sequel, Fire, is released - QX
You long for the sequel even before you have finished the book. - Eskilstuna Kuriren
What a stunning novel. Raw, real, smart, very thrilling and very, very wicked. The Circle is Twilight by way of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians
I have never read a novel for adults that so smoothly reconciles the literary temperaments as The Circle does... This is going to be BIG - Dagens Nyheter
Let's not call The Circle Sweden's most talked-about young adult novel right now, but simply Sweden's most famous book right now. - Göteborgsposten
I was hooked ... I was reading as fast as I could to find out what happened next ... The story has good pace and there are some excellent twists to the plot which really surprised me ... Recommended to those who like their heroines with attitude and supernatural stories that will keep you on the edge of your seat! - Onemorepage
If you like your YA witch stories with a difference then I suggest picking up a copy The Circle... [I'm]excited for the next one. - Totally Bookalicious
The most interesting book to come out of Sweden this year, and it’s not another crime thriller! - fabruary8
[I] enjoyed it so much I can thoroughly recommend this quite superb tale, and urge all to go out and order a copy today. I can’t wait for the second installment. - monstersfromhell.co.uk
This was definitely a brilliant book, that is well worth taking the time to invest in and read. - Serendipity Reviews
Tense and full of dramatic twists and turns, I look forward to seeing what is next for the witches in part two which is called Fire - MeMyBooksandI
Witches are the new black. This is the first in a best-selling Swedish trilogy and it's one you will not want to miss out on... An epic holiday read, it's got a fantastical, interwoven narrative that is just what you need to take you all the from the airport departure lounge to a shady spot beside the pool. - www.sugarscape.com
This book was one of those that I just couldn’t put down, and despite its size I found it to be a really quick read. The characters were all so different and yet still fit together in their own way, and I was truly shocked by some of the events. I loved the fact that the book wasn’t too teenage despite taking place in a high school, as the characters have genuine problems to overcome with each trying to find their own way to cope with their powers. A great read, I’m really looking forward to book two! - Book Chick City
Sara B. Elfgren started her career in the film industry as a screenwriter. As a script doctor, she has been involved in several Swedish film and TV-productions. She has a Master's Degree in Film Studies. Mats Strandberg is journalist and a regular columnist for Sweden's biggest evening newspaper Aftonbladet. The organization Sveriges Tidskrifter (Sweden's Newspapers and Magazines) awarded him the title Columnist of the Year in 2004. In 2008, Sara B. Elfgren met Mats Strandberg. They quickly realized that they shared a passion for supernatural stories about young adults. Soon the idea to write together was born. In August 2009 they began working on what would become the novel The Circle with its two sequels.