2 years ago We tried to make a short with a fried. Unfortunately, we had to drop it because of the lack of time, So here’s what I did on what we managed to do ! I’ll try to reboot it with my current skills.
Title: The circle
Author: Sara Bergmark Elfgren, Mats Strandberg
Genre: Fantasy, horror, young adult
Publication year: 2011
Main character: The book follows six “chosen ones”, Rebecka, Minoo, Ida, Anna-Karin, Vanessa, and Linnéa. Other than just starting secondary school, and realizing they are witches and the chosen ones to stop a great evil, they don’t have much in common. Rebecka is a popular girl in school, a bonus parents at home, and is a fire element witch. Minoo is a good student, teachers pet, and has no element. Ida is a nice person in front of teachers, but a bully to her classmates, and has metal as her element. Anna-Karin is an outcast and bully victim in school, has a rough home-life, and is an earth witch. Vanessa is an outgoing party girl, seen as a slut by other, and has air as her element. Linnéa is a goth girl and a social outcast with a terrible home life, and is a water witch.
Story: In the first of three books; the school year has just started when a student is found dead in one of the schools bathrooms. It is believed to be a suicide, but in reality, there is something much darker behind his death. No long after, on a night with a blood red moon, six girls are brought to a park without knowing how or why. They are then informed that they are witches and the “chosen ones” who were foretold in an ancient text. They must work together and learn to control their newfound powers so they can find and kill the evil chasing them, before it find and kills them.
Reading experience: Yet another Swedish fantasy book series that I just adore. It has all my favorite things. Witchcraft, magic, interesting magic that is used well, and characters that feel real. It always makes me happy to see a Swedish book series blowing up and spreading across the world. I also appreciate some magic that isn’t sunshine and rainbows, and more blood and rituals.
I was skeptical at first to having 6 main characters, but the book takes its time to flesh out and differentiate the characters. It’s a bit confusing at first, but soon enough you learn who they all are. It does have some intense murder and self harm scenes, bully, language, sex, and almost rape, so if you are sensitive, read with precaution.
I remember plowing through the books as a young teen, shocked by its content, but wanting to know more. The magic and their powers interested me, and some of their reactions to gaining said powers. Some powers align clearly to the elements, like being able to start fires, and some aren’t as clearly connected to the element, but cool nonetheless, like turning invisible and controlling people. Their reactions to their new powers are also fitting for the type of characters they are, like Anna-Karin, the bullied one, using her power of controlling people to become popular.
It mixes the real world and real problems well with the magical world and magical problems. The series doesn’t shy away from these real life problems, like bullying, drugs, self harm, eating disorders, and such, and doesn’t try to romanticize it. The writers are aware that these are teens already dealing with serious real life problems, and now also have to save the world, and watch people die.
A bit of a spoiler, but there’s a teacher that is in love with one of the main characters because she looks like his dead girlfriend and everything about that is disgusting and terrifying. Everything about him in general is kinda disgusting and terrifying. I hate him.
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Just finished reading the Soulbound book series by Hailey Turner. Highly recommend this supernatural queer story about Patrick, a mage and war veteran, and Jono his very protective werewolf lover who have to battle demons, gods, fae, werecreatures and vampires to keep the people of New York safe.
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Do any of your characters own any floating decor? How does it float (magnetism, magic, other technological means, etc.)?
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