Once a Witch
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.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 135 x 220 x 20mm | 322g
- 06 Sep 2010
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
- Boston, United States
- Illustrations, black and white
"[MacCullough] has created an enormously sympathetic character in Tamsin, whose itchy relationship with her family will resonate with teens struggling to define themselves. Characters, setting, conflict--all develop nicely to create a light urban fantasy that goes down easy and will have readers asking for its sequel."--Kirkus Reviews "With the glut of contemporary romantic supernatural tales, this will be popular, but the action, drama, and great potential for compelling sequels set it apart from the crowd."--Booklist MacCullough's writing is evocative without distracting from her story; readers will identify with Tam's desire to create a space away from parental expectations and take comfort that even extraordinary families make mistakes.--Publishers Weekly
About Carolyn MacCullough
Carolyn MacCullough is the author of the young adult urban fantasy Once a Witch and three other YA novels. Born and raised in Connecticut, she has lived in Sicily, Scotland, and even the wilds of New Jersey before settling down in Brooklyn where she now lives with her husband and daughter. In addition to writing, she also teaches creative writing at NYU and The New School. Visit her website at www.carolynmaccullough.com.
Our customer reviews
This book isn't for sale in the uk and being a fan of witchcraft novels, this aroused my curiousity. Anyway if X-men Rogue had been an witch instead of an mutant, this would be the result. Tamsin comes from a family of witches whose class their witchery as talents... But for poor Tamsin, she grew up without one! Even after her grandmother made an prophecy at her birth that she was going to be the most powerful of them all. Anyway, while Tamsin works late at her family's witch shop, an stranger comes a-calling- and askes her to seek out an antique heirloom that has been missing for 100 years. She agrees. Then closes up shop to bike home to get ready for her family gathering... Enroute she runs a young man down and from that moment they both become embroiled in a web of cloaks & daggers, magical style which could result in all her magical clan disappearing in a Marty McFly(back to the future) situation. This book should be brilliant for a cinema kind film as it has it all!show moreby DEENA M BRYANT