Book Review: Spellbound by Cate Tiernan (Book 6 of the Sweep Series)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Genre: Supernatural Fiction

Age Recommended: 14 and up

Unfortunately, the lady I bought this series from was missing books 5, 11, 13, and 15. I hope to get the missing books in a few days, but meanwhile, I’ll skip them and continue reading the series.

Spellbound

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Morgan is looking for Cal. After attempting to take her life, Cal and his mother leave town and go into hiding. They have succeeded in turning Morgan’s friend David, to the dark side, but now David is dead and Morgan and her coven have no way to find Cal and his mother Selene.

However, one day, Cal speaks to Morgan telepathically, saying that he wants to meet her. Morgan accepts, because she still loves him, and the two meet near her house. However, Hunter, Morgan’s boyfriend, shows up and their meeting is cut short. Hunter says that he showed up because he sensed Morgan’s panic. Morgan lies to Hunter and tells him that she just was overwhelmed with recent events. Later on, Hunter is appalled that Morgan hid her knowledge of Cal’s whereabouts from him and he demands to know what else she has been hiding.

Morgan says that she doesn’t know anything else and the two of them continue their search for Cal and his mother. A few days later, attempts are made to murder Morgan and Hunter and their coven suspects Cal.

Will Hunter and Morgan be able to find and punish those who deserve it?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Spellbound (Sweep, No. 6)

Book Review: Dark Magick by Cate Tiernan (Book 4 of the Sweep Series)

*Warning: this review contains spoilers* (I’m sorry, it had to)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Genre: Supernatural Fiction

Age Recommendation: 14 and up

It seems that, in this series, the books are increasingly fast-paced. This book was incredible and also extremely gripping.

Dark Magick

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Morgan has just assisted her boyfriend in murdering a man. Cal is gravely injured and Hunter is dead.

Morgan’s suspicions arise because, before being murdered, that he was a Seeker, sent from the Council of Witches, to bring in Cal and his mother for trial, for improper use of magic. Morgan had not believed him, but now, after seeing hidden rooms and reading her mother’s diary, she is not so sure he was wrong.

Later, Morgan meets Hunter who said that his cousin saved him from drowning after he had fallen off the cliff into the ocean. Morgan and Hunter then proceed to look into each other’s minds, revealing the secrets within. Morgan learns about Cal’s true intentions and Hunter learns that Morgan had no evil intent aside from saving her boyfriend, Cal.

Morgan also learns that Cal and his mother are part of an organization working to destroy all witches who are not part of their clan, Woodbane, and they want Morgan because she is a Woodbane princess and an extremely powerful witch. However, when Morgan confronts Cal about this new revelation, he proceeds to kidnap her, saying that he only wants what is best for her.

Will Morgan find a way to harness her powers and break free from the clutches of evil?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Dark Magick (Sweep, No. 4)

Book Review: Blood Witch by Cate Tiernan (Book 3 of the Sweep Series)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Supernatural Fiction

Age Recommended: 14 and up

This is my favorite book in the series so far because it is really fast-paced and rather intense.

The Blood Witch

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Morgan has been learning about witchcraft. She has a boyfriend who loves her and has magical powers to be reckoned with. As of now, her life seems perfect. However, a boy names Hunter and a girl named Sky soon come into the picture. Hunter is a sly, vicious, snide boy who hates Cal with a passion and Sky is the blood witch who is leading the coven that Bree and Raven have joined.

Morgan learns of Bree’s plans for revenge but has doubts about the execution. Moreover, Sky and Hunter seem to be following Morgan and have cast revealing spells on her car and house. Morgan learns that Hunter is Cal’s father’s son and that explains the hatred between them. However, the intentions behind Sky’s actions towards Morgan are not revealed.

Later on, Morgan learns that she is a Woodbane- a part of the evil clan of witches. However, she is reassured when her fellow witches tell her that not all Woodbanes are bad and that it depends on who she is as a person as well.

Morgan finds her mother’s tools for magic under the house that her mother was burned alive in but the tools raise more questions than they answer.

Will Morgan continue to dig into her past, or will she embrace her future?

If you would like to read this book, you an purchase it here: Blood Witch (Sweep, No. 3)

Book Review: The Coven by Cate Tiernan (Book 2 of the Sweep Series)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Genre: Supernatural Fiction

Age Recommendation: 14 and up

I felt that this was a little slower paced than the first book, but I still liked it. However, the cliffhangers in this series are not funny. WHY?!! The author really needs to stop torturing devoted readers and just tell us what happens. Luckily, I have bought the entire series and cannot wait to devour the rest of them!

The Coven

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Morgan has finally accepted the fact that she is a blood witch. However, she is eager to find out more about her past, since she is adopted. Morgan learns that her parents were burned alive because they left their clan of witches. Moreover, Morgan finds out that she is naturally gifted and that spurs her into learning more about her heritage.

Eventually, Morgan learns about witchcraft and the responsibilities that come with it. However, Morgan’s best friend, Bree, and Bree’s best friend, Raven, quit Cal’s coven because they are jealous of his relationship with Morgan. Moreover, Bree and Raven go join another circle but for a different reason than healing: revenge.

Morgan is scared for her best friend but she is also certain that the revenge that Bree wishes to inflict will be upon her.

Will Morgan be able to protect herself?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: The Coven (Sweep, No. 2)

Book Review: Book of Shadows by Cate Tiernan (Book 1 of the Sweep Series)

Rating: 4.5 stars

Genre: Supernatural Fiction

Age Recommended: 14 and up

This was an incredible book about following one’s heart and believing in one’s destiny.

Book of Shadows

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Morgan is a normal girl. She has her friends and she has her enemies. She loves movies and hanging with her best friend, Bree. Everything is great until a new boy called Cal, comes to her school. He introduces her to a world of witchcraft.

Morgan is rather apprehensive about these type of activities, but she agrees to attend a circle with Cal where they connect with nature and rule out negativity. There, Morgan feels something stirring inside of her and is gifted with a sixth sense. She can foretell parts of the future. Trivial things, like the next hymn that she will sing in choir, or who will call her house next.

Morgan’s mother finds books about witchcraft in Morgan’s room and freaks out, demanding that the books be returned, as they are Catholic and witchcraft is considered evil.

Later, Morgan is confronted by her best friend Bree, who accuses her of stealing Cal from her. Bree then proceeds to dump Morgan on the side of a road on the way to a circle, saying that Morgan may rejoin the circles when Cal is finally Bree’s.

Morgan goes to the circles anyway and captures Cal’s attention. Later, she learns about the seven clans of witchcraft and learns that she is a natural at witchcraft and that she can do great things. However, this fact has to be hidden from her family as they will shun her.

Will she follow her destiny?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Book of Shadows (Sweep, No. 1)

Book Review: A Dog’s Journey by W. Bruce Cameron

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommendation: 13 and up

This book is the sequel to A Dog’s Purpose and I found it just as interesting. A very inspirational story!

A Dog's Journey

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The story ends in A Dog’s Purpose with Buddy being sure that he had fulfilled his purpose. However, Ethan’s best friend’s granddaughter proved him otherwise. Buddy saw baby Clarity one day and decided that she needed some help and guidance of her own.

This book follows Clarity through her life, where Buddy is with her, every step of the way. He is behind boxes, watching Clarity lie to her mother to protect him. He is waiting, wagging his tail, when she comes back home everyday. He is with her, when she decides to run away from the life she hates.

Buddy remains a loyal and faithful dog throughout Clarity’s life, and even when he dies of old age, he is reborn as a puppy to find Clarity once more to help her. This book is an incredibly well-woven tale about a dog’s life and a dog’s journey.

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: A Dog’s Journey: A Novel

Fall book haul!!

A local book seller is shutting down her business and we bought a bunch of books from her! I can’t wait to read all of these – do come back and visit my blog often for my reviews of these books. If you’ve read any of these, leave me a comment and tell me what you thought of the book. I plan to start with Cate Tierman’s Sweep series of books – they look very intriguing.

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