Review: Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough

Sunday, December 12, 2010

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So I saw the word witch in the title and I scooped it off the shelf at my library!

Title: Once a Witch
Author: Carolyn MacCullough

Summary (B& Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and she was supposed to be one of the most Talented among them. But Tamsin's magic never showed up. Now seventeen, Tamsin attends boarding school in Manhattan, far from her family. But when a handsome young professor mistakes her for her very Talented sister, Tamsin agrees to find a lost family heirloom for him. The search—and the stranger—will prove to be more sinister than they first appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the secret of her true identity, unearth the sins of her family, and unleash a power so vengeful that it could destroy them all. This is a spellbinding display of storytelling that will exhilarate, enthrall, and thoroughly enchant.

My Review: It's been too long since I read a book on witches. They are my favorite subject because there are no vampires, no werewolves, no angels, demons or fairies, just plain old witches with magic. Not only is this book refreshing in that it's main subject is a witch, it's also been a while since I read a book that made me want to slam my head against the wall if it would help the characters get out of their situations. I really liked how each witch has a unique talent, they aren’t like ordinary witches because of their talents. Sure they can do spells and stuff but each has their own unique thing, one can find things while another can freeze people. The plot of Once a Witch kept me guessing with every page I turned, I was never quite sure what was going to happen and when it did it blew me away. It’s a very well written short novel that is a perfect magical read.