Circle of Three is a young adult series by Isobel Bird about three teenage girls—Kate, Annie, and Cooper—who come together after Kate finds a book of spells in the school library and casts a love spell that has disastrous results.
Fantastical-sounding description aside, the series is actually about the girls' lives as they study Wicca, and presents it all (mostly) realistically.
There are 15 books in the series:
- So Mote It Be
- Merry Meet
- Second Sight
- What the Cards Said
- In the Dreaming
- Ring of Light
- Blue Moon
- The Five Paths
- Through the Veil
- Making the Saint
- The House of Winter
- Written in the Stars
- And It Harm None
- The Challenge Box
This series contains examples of:
- Alpha Bitch: Sherrie.
- Artistic License Religion: Many in-universe examples, but mostly in The Five Paths.
- Author Tract: The series was written deliberately to show teens how Wicca is actually practiced in real life.
- Character Development: The point of the series, particularly for Kate.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Freudian Trio: The main characters- Cooper is the id, Kate the ego and Annie the superego.
- Girl Posse: The Graces.
- Info Drop: The coven that the Crones' Circle store owners belong to goes unnamed until the last book.
- Magic Misfire: Starts the whole thing off.
- Magic Realism: Certain aspects of the series, especially the bits dealing with ghosts and spirits, press the belief of even the most devout Wiccan.
- Moustache de Plume: Inverted— author Isobel Bird is actually Michael Thomas Ford.
- Reincarnation: It is strongly implied that Cooper was in a Nazi concentration camp in a past life.
- Tarot Motifs: All over the place, but mostly in What The Cards Said