Thursday, February 7, 2013

book of shadows

book of shadows
sweep series #1
cate tiernan
penguin group
published 2007

Morgan never thought she'd be a witch. But during a cermony led by Cal, the popular new student at her school, Morgan feels a shock. Suddenly everything looks brighter, clearer. Morgan doesn't want to get involved with witchcraft-but she feels like witchcraft is choosing her.

There were things I could do without in this book.  Cal, of course he was the most beautiful boy ever to grace the Earth.  Isn't that how it always is?  And the beautiful best friend who will, I'm sure at some point, become the mortal enemy after previously mentioned most beautiful boy chooses the plain main character over her (a la Haven in the {I greatly hated} Immortal series).  Then of course there's the goth/porn/emo chick who will undoubtedly become best friends with recent made ex-best friend of Morgan.

Yeah, I suppose that's what makes it a story, right?  And it wasn't bad it was just formulatic.  We've all seen that story play out before.

But the Wicca.  It brought me back to my late teenage/early twenties years when I studied.  I still have, tucked away in my closet, my 'tool chest' of Wicca things and books line my bookshelf.  Cate Tiernan does the religion well with her own little tweaks here and there.  For me it was nostalgic and comfortable.

I did like Morgan, though she was a little too goody-goody for me.  She's no Nasty, but she's growing on me.

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