Weave a Circle Round

Weave a Circle Round

The unexpected can move in next door 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 G The unexpected can move in next door Freddy wants desperately to not be noticed. She doesn't want to be seen as differ...

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Title:Weave a Circle Round
Author:Kari Maaren
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Weave a Circle Round
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Weave a Circle Round Reviews

  • Margaret
    Jan 13, 2018
    I liked this a lot (a bit Diana Wynne Jones-y) and will definitely be on the lookout for her next book. ...
  • Alicia
    Nov 23, 2017
    http://wordnerdy.blogspot.com/2017/11... Maaren's debut novel reads like a modern Diana Wynne Jones story to me, which is one of th highest compliments I can give. It centers on a fourteen year old girl in Canada who just wants to pass through life?and high school?unnoticed, whi...
  • MB (What she read)
    Nov 29, 2017
    Sounds intriguing: https://www.tor.com/2017/11/28/book-r... After reading: I don't know about you, but I like my time-travel reading to contain lots of interesting historical details, along with anthropological, cultural, and sociological details and speculations about what life w...
  • Laura Hill
    Oct 09, 2017
    Writing: 4; Characters: 4; Plot: 4 I 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...
  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    Jan 26, 2018
    The promise of time travel shenanigans drew me to WEAVE A CIRCLE ROUND. When done right, time travel can be immensely fun and mind-bending. I was intrigued and excited to find out how Freddy had arrived thousands of years in the past and what the consequences would be. I immediately...
  • Tammy
    Jan 16, 2018
    This might be the first ever Did Not Finish review on this blog! Normally I wouldn't post anything about a book I didn't finish, but I'm changing up things for a couple of reasons. 1.  I want to let the publisher know WHY I didn't finish it. 2.  Since I have a NetGalley co...
  • Melliane
    Nov 22, 2017
    Mon avis en Français My English review As soon as I saw the cover and the synopsis of the book, I could only be intrigued. Yes, it is a reading that I was really looking forward to but I did not really expect that. This novel is an UFO. I do not see any other words to describe ...
  • Jessica
    Jan 15, 2018
    I promised myself I'd write at least a mini review for each book I read this year, so that I can remember what I enjoyed about it, and then promptly broke that promise after reading this book. Hahaha. So here's a quick bit about why I enjoyed this. Kari Maaren does an excellent job ...
  • Sydney
    Nov 29, 2017
    Not sure how this is getting such good reviews from other people. IMO, the characters were not well-developed and the story was kind of a mess. Plus, it just seemed to meander for hundreds of pages in the middle. ...
  • Laura
    Apr 22, 2018
    Good story about the way the stories people tell become the stories that shape the people who tell them. With a slightly dislikable narrator, attack-spiderplants, and tentacles. An excellent bus book. ...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Jan 18, 2017
    2.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/12/17/... Weave A Circle Round was a book I?d been really looking forward to, but I realized almost as soon as I picked it up that it was going to be very different from what I had in mind. As a result, I found it ...
  • Emily
    Feb 12, 2018
    OK. I thought my brain melted during the denouement of this book, but I was wrong. It melted when I discovered the author is also a musician and has an album called Beowulf Pulled My Arm Off and another called Everybody Hates Elves. Also, her Ph.D. dissertation, (I?m pretty sure it?...
  • Claire (bookscoffeeandrepeat)
    Dec 01, 2017
    This book was a chaotic mess. I don't even know where to start. I guess, the problem is that I'm not really interested in magical realism with a bit of science fiction combined into a fantasy type of story. Needless to say, I became confused and uninterested after a while. I enjoyed r...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    Mar 01, 2018
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. I didn't like this book at all. I thought about abandoning the book pretty early on and those thoughts seemed to pop up over and over with increased frequency. I don't know why I just didn't give up on this book and mov...
  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    Jan 11, 2018
    DNF @ 41% I love complex, weird, interesting fantasy/sci-fi books. Want me to believe in aliens, time travel, fantasy worlds, etc no problem BUT, you must give me a construct in which your world stands on. I don't need every detail or a complete explanation; but I do need a bit of a...
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    Nov 27, 2017
    DNF at 22%. Guys, life is too short to try and push yourself through a book you're not enjoying, even if it's an ARC. Nothing happened in this first quarter and I know that things are about to happen but I'm finding this so UNintriguing to read. I wanted this to be an exciting weird bu...
  • Cassienerdgirl
    Mar 02, 2018
    This was a super charming, fun read. I liked it enough that I'm bringing it home on a plane from Mexico instead of leaving it behind, just so I can lend it out! ...
  • Cherry (_forevermint)
    Dec 06, 2017
    AMAZING. I loved the time travel and the characters and the growth, ugh everything was just so enjoyable that I finished this in a day. Just thinking about it again makes me want to reread my favorite parts xD ...
  • Beth Cato
    Mar 03, 2018
    I read this as part of the Nebula Award packet, as it is a finalist for the Norton Award. Most books, I can pick apart much of the plot as I read along. This book? It's so zany and original, it completely hooked me. I had no idea what to expect. Freddy is a teenage girl full of ...
  • Jack Stark
    Nov 28, 2017
    Check out this review on my blog - Random Melon Reads 5.373339 stars I don?t even know how to start a review for this! If you take the wonderful wacky imagination of children, put it in a bucket, put a lid on it, shake it all up, take off the lid and stick in your head - this ...
  • Lata
    Mar 08, 2018
    Kind of weird and enjoyable take on time travel, friendships, step-siblings, and storytelling. Freddie is quietly angry about things at the start of this story: her parents? divorce, her stepfather and her awkward and clumsy stepbrother Roland, her absent mother and stepfather. And t...
  • Justine
    Nov 15, 2017
    4.5 stars Wow, this was a really excellent and engaging book. It went so many unexpected places, and was very satisfying to read. Themes of family and self identity are nicely woven into a mystery adventure tale in the speculative fiction genre. The writing flows nicely, complimente...
  • Patty Noonan
    Jan 26, 2018
    Weave a Circle Round had potential until the actual time traveling started, and that's where I got lost. Most of the story was pointless, chaotic filler just to get to the end. If time travel was real, I'd want to travel back to the time before I read this book. It really should be a 1...
  • Lara
    Jan 31, 2018
    Weird and wonderful, I smiled the whole time I was reading it. The story balances awkward family dynamics, time travel, the presence of *coughSPOILERcough* deities, and all the frustrations of growing up (lord, the where-and-with-whom-to-sit-at-lunch quandary, I DO NOT MISS IT) all int...
  • Heather Brown
    Oct 27, 2017
    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 a...
  • Ashley
    Feb 04, 2018
    Weave a Circle Round is the best YA fantasy I've read in ages. I was hooked within a chapter or two, and couldn't put it down. The characters were interesting, the mystery intriguing and there was a real Wrinkle in Time feel to the story. Definitely recommend, definitely will reread. ...
  • Austine (NovelKnight)
    Dec 10, 2017
    I'm really struggling this year with books that sound great but just don't cut it in the execution. In the case of Weave a Circle Round, it wasn't so much that the author created a predictable story which seems to be what keeps happening. Rather, this book was all over the place and y...
  • Sara
    Mar 12, 2018
    DNF at 33% I just couldn't get into this one. I found all of the characters to be unlikable as well as weird and/or boring. The story itself sounded like something that would interest me (hey I love a time travel narrative!) But once the book actually reached the time travel portion (a...
  • Arybo ✨
    Nov 08, 2017
    The plot is a mess. But so it must be, because this book shows what it means to have imagination and verbal power. This novel is a hymn to the imagination. Things happen and change the story's scenarios, suddenly. Freddy, Mel and Roland find themselves catapulted in an abnormal situati...
  • Cassidy (Reminders of the Changing Time)
    Feb 15, 2018
    To see all of my book-related content, check out my blog @ http://bit.ly/2zzVt0R Weave a Circle Round was bizarre. And it was bizarre in the kind of way that I honestly can?t tell if it was good or bad, which is why I have no other option than to give it a middle-of-the-line ratin...