The Initiation is the first book in The Secret Circle series written by L. J. Smith. It was originally published in 1992 by HarperCollins, then reissued in 2008 as an omnibus edition with The Captive.
The Circle's Power has Lured Her Home . . .
Cassie must confront a shattering challenge: an ordeal that could cost her life or gain her more than she's ever imagined . . .
Charmed by the Secret Circle, she's initiated into the mysterious "in crowd," a coven of young witches whose power has controlled New Salem for three hundred years.
Hopelessly in love with the coven leader's boyfriend, Cassie risks falling prey to dark powers in order to have him. But if she does, her endless love could destroy the coven, New Salem, and her!
. . . And She Will Emerge the Leader or Perish!
- Cassie Blake
- Adam Conant
- Diana Meade
- Faye Chamberlain
- Nick Armstrong
- Melanie Glaser
- Laurel Quincey
- Suzan Whittier
- Deborah Armstrong
- Chris Henderson
- Doug Henderson
- Sean Dulany
The main characters are introduced
The Circle is completed
Cassie and Adam are revealed to be soulmates
The existence of witches is revealed.
Pop Culture References
At the end of the book, it is stated that Faye's mother is dead, but in later books, it is her father who is dead, while her mother is an alcoholic.
The Secret Circle Book Series
|The Initiation • The Captive • The Power • The Divide • The Hunt • The Temptation|
|Cassie Blake • Adam Conant • Diana Meade • Faye Chamberlain • Nick Armstrong • Melanie Glaser • Laurel Quincey • Suzan Whittier • Deborah Armstrong • Doug Henderson • Chris Henderson • Sean Dulany|