Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough

Always a Witch
     Starting off just about where Once a Witch ends (click here for my review) Tamsin and her family are preparing for her sister Rowena's wedding. It is advisable to read that book first although it's not absolutely necessary.  After a visit from a stranger with a bizarre talent, new words in the "book," and a conversation with her grandmother, Tamsin heads back to 1887.  This time she travels without Gabriel, her sort of boyfriend.  She needs to warn the Greene family about the
plans of the vicious and damaging Knight clan without endangering Gabriel.  Tamsin also knows that there is a decision to be made that will have lasting repercussions for her and her family.
     Tamsin once again proves her strength, intelligence and bravery.  Jessica, Cook,  and Isobel are intriguing characters in the enchanting setting of
New York in 1887.  Gabriel is an important part of the story and I for one can never get enough of him.  This is an easy reading paranormal adventure and romance that teens will devour.  McCullough has written a quickly paced page turning book that is hard to put down.  While the ending was satisfactory, I wouldn't mind hearing more about Gabriel and Tamsin and their life together.
     Read as an ebook arc courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt via Netgalley.

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