Fri, April 13, 2012

Once a Witch Carolyn MacCullough Book Review

Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough book cover

Once a Witch
By Carolyn MacCullough

Publication date: Sept. 14, 2009
Clarion Books, 304 pages
Source: Borrowed from Jen
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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.

— Goodreads.com description

Oooh, witchy. Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough has a lot of elements I totally enjoy:

  1. Girl who is otherworldly but wishes where was normal
  2. Time travel
  3. Magic! 
  4. Bad guys
  5. Family rivalries
  6. Thrilling moments of running/chasing/SCARINESS
  7. Childhood best friends who may become something more (oooooh!)

I honestly don’t know what else to say because the plot was so thrilling to me, the magic so captivating, that I was just too (pardon the pun) enchanted to overthink it. Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough was a fun read and I can’t wait to pick up the sequel.

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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Posted by: Anna   •   In: carolyn maccullough, magic, romance
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  1. Ange/Libby Blog (@marmaladelibby) said:

    I really loved this one when I read it around the new year and have been meaning to grab the 2nd one at my MHS LMC…I LOVE the titles! “Once a Witch” “Always a Witch” 🙂

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  2. Celeste O said:

    Sounds interesting. I will have to check it out.

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  3. elena said:

    Ahh that check list has a lot of elements I enjoy too so this is going on my TBR read!

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  4. Lori said:

    I loved this book! The magic is enchanting. I loved that all the witches have different powers. I still need to read the sequel.

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  5. Lisa said:

    DANGIT ANNA.

    You know how I love a list.

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  6. Heidi said:

    You had me at time travel. But I wouldn’t kick this book out of bed for everything else on that list either.

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  7. Emilie said:

    I would love to read that book! It sounds soo good, but I can’t find it in Kindelstore -.- Only the second book..

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  8. Melanie\ said:

    I’ve been planning to read this book for a long time now, but it always ends up in the rest of my TBR pile. After reading your review, I decided to take it higher on the list 🙂 Thanks!

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