Sunday, November 07, 2010

Always A Witch by Carolyn MacCullough

Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published August 1st 2011 
Reading level: Young Adult
Publisher: Clarion Books

The adventures of Tam and Gabriel continue with more time travel, Talents, spy work, and of course, the evil Knights.

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.

Unfortunately I had not read Once a Witch but this book stands on its own.

It was only until I finished the book and started researching it that I found out it was part 2.

Tamsin has powers or "talent" and can travel through time. The premise is fun and refreshing from a lot of the young adult books I have been reading lately. As a young witch Tamsin is very fun, witty, brave and real. I enjoyed the Tamsin in the first part of the book before her time travel. As she prepared for her sister's wedding and her rebellion at the brides maid dress.

Tamsin has to head to Old New York to follow Alistair who is set on destroying her family. Alone, and trying to protect the people she loves she finds herself in interesting and frigtening situations. 

The writer does a great job of creating interest and mystery while creating characters that you care about. Tamsin and Gabriel  are a great couple that ages 13-18 will fall in love with.

4 out of 5 stars.

Disclaimer: Read this in ebook through NetGalley

1 comment:

  1. I love a good mystery mixed with great character build-up. Fab review!!


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