Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Once A Witch By Carolyn MacCullough

Summary :
"Your daughter will be one of the most powerful we have ever seen in this family. She will be a beacon for us all."

Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and on the day she was born, her grandmother proclaimed she would be one of the most Talented among them. Which makes it all the more difficult that Tamsin's magic never arrrived.

Now, seventeen years later, she avoids her family as much as possible, spending most of the year at a boarding school in Manhattan, where she can at least pretend to be normal. But her summers are spent at home, working at her family's book store/magic shop in upstate New York. One night at the end of the summer, just before her return to school, a handsome professor from New York University arrives in the shop and mistakes Tamsin for her extremely Talented older sister, Rowena. For once, it's Tamsin who's being looked at with awe and admiration, and before she can stop herself, she agrees to find a family heirloom for him that was lost more than a century ago. But the search--and the stranger-prove to be more sinister than they'd appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the truth about her Talent, unearth the past sins of her family, and unleash a power so strong and so vengeful that it could destroy them all.

What I thought :

I officially love this series. I thought this book would be predictable! however it was quite opposite. I loved the plot and characters The plot of this story moves at a fast pace. I only wished it would slow down a bit so it would be easier for me to wrap my head around each new scene that was unravelling . I loved Tasmin's character and I found that its easy to relate to her because I feel that in one point of our lives we have all felt alone or unwanted.
Tasmin's relationship with Gabriel makes me want to have a "Gabriel" in my life too. He is sweet but mysterious at the same time. I love how he knows Tasmin better than anyone else. Rowena just reminded me of a "goody two shoes" sibling that you just want to smack around some times because they are just too perfect . The enemy in this book was interesting, I totally didn't see him coming!! after reading the first 30 pages I thought he was going to be Tasmin's love interest, man was I wrong!!
Now I'm so tempted to spill the beans and talk about this book forever however I will stop myself for those of you who havent read it yet!!

I GIVE THIS BOOK 5/5 BOOKMARKS!! PICK UP THIS BOOK IF YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND WHY TASMIN'S GRANDMOTHER SAID "Your daughter will be one of the most powerful we have ever seen in this family. She will be a beacon for us all."

I picked up always a witch which is the second in the series. I read it the very next day so a review will be done soon so stay tuned for that!


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