I just recently finished Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough. This was a wonderful paranormal YA book. This also happens to be one of the books on my TBR (to be read) for the summer list. It was an excellent short read and I immediately went out and bought the sequel, Always a Witch.
Once a Witch begins with Tamsin working in her grandmother’s book store. Tamsin is the only one in her family of witches that is without Talent. Meaning she doesn’t have any powers. A handsome stranger comes into the store and asks her for help. But, he is actually asking for her Talented sister Rowena. Being tired of feeling like the only person in her family to be able to do nothing she pretends to be her sister. It’s not long after agreeing to help this stranger her friend, Gabriel moves back to New York. Gabriel has become a very handsome and intelligent man. Gabriel’s talent is finding things. So, Tamsin enlists the help of Gabriel to find what this handsome stranger wants. This event starts Tamsin on a road that she must travel and make some very difficult choices. Decisions that will impact her future and her family’s future.
This is an excellent book. It actually focuses on being different and how to cope with those things. I was quite impressed. I did not expect to see those topics addressed even on a cursory level. I enjoyed all of the characters and felt like this was a very well-rounded book. The writing was fluid and consistently well written. I look forward to reading Always a Witch.
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