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Friday, August 5, 2011

Book Review: Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Clarion Books; 1 edition (August 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0547224850
ISBN-13: 978-0547224855
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Once a Witch REVIEW
Since the gripping conclusion of Once a Witch, Tamsin Greene has been haunted by her grandmother’s prophecy that she will soon be forced to make a crucial decision—one so terrible that it could harm her family forever. When she discovers that her enemy, Alistair Knight, went back in time to Victorian-era New York in order to destroy her family, Tamsin is forced to follow him into the past. Stranded all alone in the nineteenth century, Tamsin soon finds herself disguised as a lady’s maid in the terrifying mansion of the evil Knight family, avoiding the watchful eye of the vicious matron, La Spider, and fending off the advances of Liam Knight. As time runs out, both families square off in a thrilling display of magic. And to her horror, Tamsin finally understands the nature of her fateful choice.

Let me just say... I REALLY LOVE THIS SERIES! They are quick reads but full of fantasy and magic! I enjoy the time traveling back to the 1800's and I loved all the characters. The book is plenty full of detail and the author does a wonderful job of explaining what 1800's New York looked like. Tamsin is my favorite character. She is smart, witty and a great witch. Gabriel, her boyfriend is protective, funny and very nice lookin'. He is also a great wizard! He wasn't in this book as much as I would have liked, but when Gabriel shows up, he takes over the pages when you are reading, he really steals the show. I don't care too much for Rowena (Tamsin's sister) she kinda drives me crazy. She's snooty, bossy, demanding and manipulative, Rowena is a nice added touch to the storyline, even though I want to punch her!

This book takes Tamsin back to the mid 1800's to warn her family about Alister Knight (families nemesis). She gets a job working for the Knight family as a chamber maid. It gets really intense, since she is left all alone in this home with her families enemy. This book is fun, captivating and thrilling. If you haven't started this series and like romance or books about magic, maybe both... your gonna love this series!


Sexual - NONE
Profanity - MILD
Violence - MILD

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  1. I really liked this series too especially the time traveling elements. Gabriel's pretty great too ;)

  2. i had never heard of this series! I have got to find bk 1.
    Thanks for the review


  3. I think I'm the only one who hasn't read this series lol. I've seen so many awesome reviews for this one - I've got to get started soon! Thanks :)

  4. I read this book few months ago and I really enjoyed it. The plot with the time is quite entertaining.


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