Monday, February 14, 2011

Always a Witch

Always a Witch
By Carolyn MacCullough
August 2011

Summary: Since learning that she not only has powers, but that she will soon be forced to make a crucial decision that could harm her family forever, Tasmin has been dealing, sort of. When she discovers that her enemy Alistair Knight has wasted no time in attempting to wipe out her family, she quickly decides to act upon her grandmother’s prophecy; going back in time to square off with Alistair and protect her family, no matter the cost.

Review: If you enjoyed Once a Witch, you will not be disappointed by the sequel. The story jumps right in, picking up where it left off with Tasmin still coming to terms with all the changes in her life. However, she doesn’t get a lot of time to think about it because the action starts right away. One of the things I loved so much about the first book was Tasmin’s family which unfortunately does not make much of an appearance in this instalment. However, the pacing was well done with a lot of suspense and surprise to move the reader along. Despite the historical setting and the abundance of new characters, readers will still connect with Tasmin and her story. There is still a down to earth element that makes MacCullough’s writing so appealing and a wittiness to Tasmin that makes her so likable. There were times when I was a little confused because it had been so long since I read the first book, but overall it was a very enjoyable read.

Also by Carolyn MaCullough: Once a Witch, Falling Through Darkness, Stealing Henry and Drawing the Ocean

If you liked Always a Witch, you might also enjoy: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand, Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, Evermore by Alyson Noel and The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong

Writing 3/4
Characters 3/4
Plot 4/4
Originality 3.5/4
Popularity 3/4
Cover Art 2.5/4
Grade: JS


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