*A full review of this book will be coming closer to publication date. But here’s a quick look at Always a Witch!*
Tamsin Greene, reluctant and newly-discovered witch, is back in the sequel to MacCullough’s Once a Witch to try and prevent her family from being destroyed by Alistair Knight and his scheming family. For this, Tamsin must travel back to the 19th century and infiltrate the Knight’s ranks to prevent Alistair from passing his knowledge of the future onto his ancestors. Determined to both save her family and make the correct choice in a prophesied terribly difficult decision, Tamsin must rely on her just-found Talent and New York City smarts to try and defeat the Knight’s once and for all.
I found I liked Always a Witch much more than its predecessor (and I liked Once a Witch). The suspense was ripe throughout most of the story and the new characters were mostly deliciously evil – which always makes for a fun read. Tamsin seemed to grow as a character as she faced situations on her own and made some tough decisions. Also, the wonderful Gabriel is back!
Published by Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Always a Witch is set to be available in Fall of 2011, but in the meantime, check out Once a Witch if you haven’t already!