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...
  • Ashley
    Jul 22, 2018
    Thank you to Netgalley and Tor for giving me the chance to read an early copy for honest review. The cover and synopsis had me interested, very interested. I thought that this was going to be a weird house book, or possibly a haunted house book, so I wasn't expecting what this boo...
  • 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...
  • 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...