The Secret Circle: The Captive Part II and the Power by L.J. Smith – 390 pages
In the conclusion to The Secret Circle, Cassie and the other members of the New Salem coven of teenage witches must unravel the mysteries of the past and find the lost Master Tools they need to fight the evil Black John, the ancient witch whose power they mistakenly unleashed. Black John returns to Earth as none other than their new high school principal, and wreaks havoc on their lives, and Cassie’s family. Cassie grows into the power she holds within, unites the fractured coven, triumphs over evil, and finds true love.
Although the plot and story have familiar elements found in other books and at times it stretches believability, the series does wrap up neatly and satisfyingly, and was handled so well that it was definitely a pleasure to read.