Review: Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough

Monday, August 1, 2011

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Author: Carolyn MacCullough

Release Date: August 1st, 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 288
Source: E-book from Publisher via NetGalley
Series: Book Two of the Witch Series
Other Titles in the Series: Once a Witch (book #1)

Summary ( 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

My Review:
Always a Witch is even better then Once a Witch. Now that Tamsin knows about her talent, it's even more interesting than before. The returning characters are even more developed in this novel. Tamsin and Gabriel are together and they are such a cute couple, Rowena is becoming Bridezilla and the Greene Family basically hides from her wrath. Personally, if I was Tamsin I would have stuffed a sock in Rowena’s mouth ages ago, she annoys me. New characters are introduced when Tamsin travels back in time. She wants to stop Alistair from giving the Knights any information that may halt the Greenes’ plans in the future. I’ve got to say the only character I liked when she traveled back was Cook, everyone else had some kind of motive, it was like no one was really who they seemed. But never the less, Tamsin’s time in Victorian-era New York is so exciting, its almost like historical fiction. There’s a lot of action in Always a Witch, so it’s a good book for all types of readers. Its also a fast paced easy read, perfect for a lazy day.