Publish Date: August 01, 2011
Format: Advance Reader Copy
Others in Series: Once a Witch (2010), Always a Witch (2011)
Synopsis 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.
The thing I love most about MacCullough's Witch series is that both books are just light, quick, fun and refreshing reads. After finishing Once a Witch, I was definitely excited to see the continuation of Tamsin's tale in Always a Witch.
Tamsin Greene, once believed to be nothing more than an ordinary girl, now holds the key to saving her entire family's past, present and most importantly... future! With her Talent, Tamsin can do just about anything. Anything, that is, except time-travel to the past and then find a way back before time runs out. But who is Tamsin to let something as minuscule as that deter her?
I really enjoyed Once a Witch when I read it earlier this year and I could not wait to get started on Always a Witch. I love the characters that Carolyn created. They are so undeniably easy to connect with. We witness, once again, how stubborn and determined Tamsin is. She is willing to do whatever it takes to protect her family, and she risks a whole lot. I commend her on her valor. Gabriel was not as present in this story, but we did get to know some other lesser known characters from Once a Witch. La Spider, the head of the infamous Knight family, was made out to be this insane bad guy. While she was a bit scary, I felt that Liam was more the villain of this story. He was creepy, frightening and the overall mastermind behind the Knight family's plan for power over the Greenes. MacCullough's characters are so fresh compared to most over-detailed characters floating around nowadays. Carolyn creates characters that jump right off of the page with the smallest descriptions.
As in Once a Witch, Always a Witch is full of action, suspense, laughter and gasps. MacCullough's writing is absolutely flawless and fun. Always a Witch will capture your attention from the start and keep you riveted right up until the very end. Carolyn has created a magical and enchanting series that readers will love.
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