Cassie is a shy, sixteen-year-old who unexpectedly moves to the town of
New Salem. While on vacation she falls in love with a mysterious boy
whom she thinks she will never see again. Shorty after arriving she
finds out that an elite group of students, called The Club, rule the
school. In this elite group, there are two girls who take an interest in
Cassie: Faye and Diana. Faye looks down on her and takes pleasure in
causing her pain. Faye wants to make a puppet out of Cassie. Diana, on
the other hand, is much nicer and the two become fast friends. Cassie
and Diana start to love each other like sisters.
After becoming friends with Diana the other members of the Club start to
accept Cassie, even though she is not a member. Cassie finally starts
to feel like she belongs, but a sudden death changes her fate forever.
It is soon revealed that the members of this Club are witches and that
have been ruling New Salem for three-hundred years. Diana, the leader of
the Circle, and Faye tell her the truth about her ancestry and
background in witchcraft. Cassie gets initiated into the Circle because
she is a witch. Cassie also discovers that her mystery man is Adam,
Diana's boyfriend. Cassie and Adam are forced to make a decision about
their relationship and Diana’s feelings.
The Secret Circle is a young adult fantasy romance series written by L.
J. Smith. The series revolves around Cassie, a shy sixteen-year-old, who
discovers that she is a witch and becomes a member of the Circle of
witches of New Salem. She must face the manipulation of Faye, one of the
witches; her new loyalty to Diana, her best friend and the leader of
the Circle; and her love for Adam, Diana's boyfriend.