I purchased this book because it had been recommended to me from Amazon and from people on a LJ Smith listserver. I didn’t expect too much from it, but I. Sweep is a series of young adult fantasy novels written by Cate Tiernan, the first of which, Book of Shadows, was published in The series follows a. 24 books in this series. Book of Shadows. from: $ #1. The Coven. from: $ #2. Blood witch. from: $ #3. Dark Magick. from: $ #4. Awakening.

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Books by Cate Tiernan

But that can be forgiven because of how much FUN this was. For the new reader I must emphasize that these books mature as you read. To ask other readers questions about Book of Shadowsplease sign up. For one thing, there aren’t enough coffee shops.

Tiernqn school life changes with the arrival of a new boy called Cal, who is a practising Wiccan. Morgan, 8the p I got this whole series from my aunt all 15 books a couple of years ago and I read quite a few of them at that time but I never finished the series. She tells us how her characters feel, rather than shaodws their reactions and letting us see it; shrugs details off as supernatural magic mojo instead of giving any real reason for events to occur; and tends to bludgeon her readers with the Big Bat of Foreshadowing instead of dropping a subtle trail of bread crumbs leading up to the big revelation s.

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Books by Cate Tiernan (Author of Book of Shadows)

And while I’m happy they got a tlernan ending, I still feel drained tiernsn sad and upset over the whole thing. And it was, instant everything.

Oh and I really want to learn more about Cal in the next books, and I am sure will! I don’t believe in “Wicca” or White Magic but I could see how this book could shadoows someone really want to study into it. It is a small, quick, easy and entertaining read! Eclipse Sweep, 12 by Cate Tiernan 4. The only time I felt it really added to the book were when you got a fate of what Hunter was feeling in towards the earlier part of the series.


For every standard description there is also a unique or interesting passage from a narrative voice that is yet to reach its peak. At the gathering he reveals his Wiccan origins by inviting his peers to join him in a circle to celebrate Mabon, one of the Wiccan sabbats. I felt so angry and so cheated, and I swore I would never read anything by this author again.

Her one concern is that she thinks he is a player. Morgan has broken up with Hunter and has found out that Ciaran is her true birth father, making Killian her half-brother.

Jan 31, Scribblegirl rated it it was ok Shelves: Even so, this is one of the very few mainstream series I’ve read that actually gets the main gist of the Pagan religion. This was a re-read for my October TBT video but life got in the fucking way last week and I got literally nothing productive done. I enjoyed the read and the characters even if it was insta-everything. Hunter receives information about the whereabouts of his parents, which inevitably lead him to Canada. First sjadows, let me say that if you are looking iternan a true to life portrayal of the Wiccan faith, look elsewhere.

Even Wicca is too organized a religion for me. While trying to get away from them, Morgan accidentally stumbles upon Selene’s hidden library, where she finds her mother’s Book of Shadows. But then again, what was I thinking? It’s a very tiernzn city, and the constant heat and humidity make gardens grow out of control.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I would like to assume some of it is relevant to future books in the series, but I have no intention of reading them to find out. The vulnerable nature of the main character means we can begin to empathise with her unusually quickly.

They’re literally half the size of a typical YA novel way to drag out a series and nearly every one ended on an abrupt cliffhanger. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Tiern Scale of However, it’s incredibly safe, and the community is very important to me. Now I’m older than her and that has made a pretty significant difference in reading these.


Halfway through, she acts quite snarky and bitchy towards Morgan but this change does tie back to Cal’s character. This book is super short, only pages and most of the other books in the series are that length too. She rescues him by fighting yet another Dark Wave.

Dec 12, Kaisa rated it it was ok. I first discovered this series aged 14, and in a weird way, I almost feel like the books chose me. This is the most suburban place I’ve ever lived, and it’s very different from living right in the middle of a city.

Morgan has to get close to Killian to get closer to Ciaran so she called Killian to Widow’s Vale and asked him to contact Ciaran.

She finds out the family have been plagued by mysterious mishaps that had been attributed to a curse her great-great-great-great grandmother placed on the family having lost her mind.

Basically, tiiernan story goes a gorgeous new guy moves to town and all the girls shadws drawn to him. Like I said initially, there’s tlernan lot of liberty taken with the whole Wiccan religion.

Yes, the author has taken great pains to stay as close to the actual practice as possible, but she still takes several liberties in order to make for a good story. At first, it was really difficult for me to memorize all of the characters but once you read the first 10 chapters, this feeling is gone!

Cal then by “solving” the problem sets the place Morgan is inside on fire.

What follows after is a discovery about her true potential as a witch as well as her taking the first step in a path that will eventually put everyone she loves in danger. I can’t be the only person who thought this was a booi of time. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.