Saturday, September 19, 2009

Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough

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.


I really devoured this book in one sitting. I really liked it. It was complicated and challenged, and showed how much Tas really wanted to feel like a part of her family. You could really sympathize for her. She was trying so hard. Then she got Gabriel involved with her plan, which ends up bringing them closer. I was surprised when this happened, I didn't think there would be any romance in this story, but, it really had it all. Gabriel seemed to be a real person, and guy. He was very guy-ish.

I dont think i would change anything about this book. And I loved what Tas's ( SPOILER ) Talent turned out to be. It was so surprising, but amazing. It would be cool to have a Talent like that. If you weren't thinking of reading it, I suggest you do, you wont regret it. x.