Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren

Weave a Circle Round

Freddy wants desperately to not be noticed. She doesn't want to be seen as different or unusual, but her step-brother Roland gets attention because he's deaf, and her little sister Mel thinks she's a private detective. All Freddy wants to do is navigate high school with as little trouble as possible.Then someone moves into the house on Grosvenor Street. Two extremely odd someones.Cuerva Lachance and Josiah aren't . . . normal. When they move in n...

Details Weave a Circle Round

TitleWeave a Circle Round
Release DateNov 28th, 2017
PublisherTor Books
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

Reviews Weave a Circle Round

  • Pop Bop
    This Book Is A "Stately Pleasure-Dome"Any book that's favorably blurbed by Charles de Lint is going to get my attention. Turns out Charles knew what he was doing. This book is "fabulous" in all of the deeper and richer meanings of that word.We start out a bit slowly. Our heroine, Freddy, is sort of a sad sack and aggressively unhappy with just about everything. Oh no, you think, how much of this whinging, angry, angsty teen can I take. But, even ...
  • Laura Hill
    Writing: 4; Characters: 4; Plot: 4I love YA books and this one was a lot of fun. Best for the 12 – 14 year old crowd.14 year old Freddie knows she is “doomed to be sensitive forever”. She lives with her younger sister Mel and her step-brother Roland, a tall, hulking, deaf teenager who seems to bring both order and chaos to everything he touches. Freddie works hard to stay as invisible as possible. Enter the weird new neighbors who take the ...
  • Meg
    Begin with an angsty, sullen teenage girl, mix in some blended family strife with a little bit of time travel and a dash or two of immortal mythological beings and you have the recipe for this great story for all ages!I loved the dynamic of the characters and the way Freddy really evolved throughout the novel. The constant chaos of Josiah and Cuerva Lachance was the twisted timeline was immensely intriguing. I could not guess what was going to ha...
  • Mike
    An engaging, fresh YA story. Two eccentric and mysterious characters move in next door, and before she knows what's going on, Freddy finds herself hopping all over time and repeatedly encountering two immortals (one of whom is always 14) and a repeatedly reincarnated third, who she suspects is not exactly what the two immortals claim. Along the way, she figures out some family dynamics, and matures. In the pre-release version I got from Netgalley...
  • Heather Brown
    In a fight for balance in the world, these kids deal with mythical beings, mysteries, time travel, and role playing games.Super interesting book after I got through the slow beginning! Freddy and her siblings, Roland and Mel, couldn't be more different, but in an important way they are all alike--their creativity is boundless. This amazing creativity brings them the attention of the bizarre Cuerva Lachance and her youthful companion Josiah. Why a...
  • Keitha
    I love this book! It's one of those special books that will appeal to avid readers from ages 10 to 100.
  • Nicki Markus
    Full review to follow closer to release date.I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley.
  • kerrycat
    (I gave this four stars in the December edition of Romantic Times Book Reviews: https://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-re...)This might be an action-filled time travel tale, but, ultimately, Maaren’s debut is a look at how Freddy, a teen many readers can relate to, struggles to fit in both at home and with peers, and how she overcomes the desire to do just that. This appealing story reinforces the power of choice and responsibility in the midst of ...