Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Always A Witch - Book Review

Always a Witch (Witch #2)
by Carolyn MacCullough

What is it about:
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.

What did I think of it:
I very much enjoyed the first book in this duology, so I got my trotters on Always A Witch as soon as I could.

And it doesn't disappoint.

It's a fast paced story, that I read in an afternoon.

I was sad to discover that Agatha, Tamsin's friend, was written almost completely out of the story, but glad when I discovered that at least Gabriel still had a considerable part to play.

Tamsin travels back in time and we're introduced to a lot of new characters in this book. Some were very flat, but the action and suspense were good enough that I didn't mind too much. There were a few things that didn't seem to fit in my opinion (happens a lot in time travel stories), but they weren't big enough to really bug me.

Overall this is a fast and very enjoyable read and a great conclusion to this duology. I will most certainly reread these two book, and find out what other things MacCullough has written.

Why should you read it:
It's a very entertaining Paranormal YA with time travelling

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Aurian said...

You know I have a weakness for witches, so this series goes on my wishlist.

Aleksandra said...

I definitely need to reread these two books since it's been such a long time. Always A Witch was actually one of the first eARCs from NetGalley that I read, and I loved the way it wrapped up the story. I'm not usually a fan of time travel stories (which I just realised it's weird since I adore Doctor Who), but this duo totally worked for me :) Great review!