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.
Reading Once a Witch was an enjoyable experience. Oh wait, I want to gush about how much I love the cover. The cover creates a mysterious atmosphere and I’m sure y’all agree with me that it’s fantastic. Once a Witch is a fresh take on a genre that is not widely covered in YA. Having not read many books on witchcraft, I was eager to read about Tamsin’s world. I loved learning about Tamsin’s family and their powers. However I found that the story started off a teeny bit too slow, but maybe that’s just me. Things sped up once Tamsin goes to hunt for lost family heirloom. I like how Once a Witch was set in different places, the city, Tamsin’s house and some *cough* different time periods. It will draw readers into the captivating world of witchcraft and magic.
Tamsin is such a great protagonist who readers can identify easily with. She’s the only one in her family without a Talent so she feels left out. I could feel Tamsin’s frustration strongly and so she totally won me over from the start.
Tamsin’s love interest would be Gabriel. Adding romance was a great touch to the book. However, there are some parts of the books which appeared rushed to me. I wanted to see more interaction between Gabriel and Tamsin, and perhaps more development in their romance.
Other than that, I really enjoyed this book. I read Once a Witch in one sitting and it was certaintly an entertaining read. However the ending was not very satisfying as it was a little aburpt. The ending also hints that there might be a sequel. Overall, a great novel by Carolyn MacCullough. Once a Witch was released on September 14. Get it now on Amazon!