Saturday, October 29, 2011

Week 43 Reviews: Once a Witch, Always a Witch

From Goodreads:
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.

From Goodreads:
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:
Loved, loved, loved! Read both books in about 3 hours (it helped that I got to go home that day sick, and just read) So glad that I got to these books after the second one came out, because I don't think I could've waited! So good!

Loved how Tamsin had her adventures, and sometimes got into deep, but that she somehow got out of it, one way or another. And the going into the past, and all the things that happened to her? She was very strong, and independent, and protective. Really liked her being with Gabriel.

Loved the second book when they were mostly in the past, because it was very interesting, and the bad guys got what they deserved, and yet, very sad, because her "fateful choice" is something that she'd kinda already dealt with, and had overcome, but then it came to bite her in the butt. But she was stronger then that.

These were 2 really great books, and I wouldn't mind seeing Tamsin and Gabriel again, but not as MC's, so that they might have some peace! Just to see them. Yep. Check them out!

Author: Carolyn MacCullough
Series: Witch #1, 2
Read: October 25th, 25th, 2011
Source: Library, Library/NetGalley
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: September 14th 2009, August 1st 2011

Once a Witch:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Always a Witch:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars


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