Author: Cate Tiernan
Publisher: Puffin Books
Series: Wicca/Sweep #5
Type: Young Adult Paranormal
Morgan Rowlands has discovered magick, love and power but with it has found
secrets, betrayal and death. Her world has changed since Cal's betrayal and
Morgan is trying to adjust to the shock. When someone begins to work dark magick
in Widow's Vale, Morgan wonders if Cal and Selene have returned for her. But she
is about to learn that there are varying degrees of black and white, and not all
are clear to see.
This is the fifth book in the awesome Wicca/Sweep
series (after Book of Shadows, The Coven, Blood Witch and Dark Magick) and this starts somewhat of a new era for Morgan. She has realised
that Cal was only interested in her power and so she has to begin to rebuild her
life without him. The storyline flows well at a reasonable pace and once more
has several unexpected twists and turns.
Morgan is once more in a painful
situation, but this is realistically written. The main emotional focus of the
book is on pain and loss and it is incredibly well done, presenting various
situations and allowing the characters to deal in their own ways. The storyline
also focuses on the morality of dark magick and carefully shows that no
situation can ever truly be black or white. Even the purest heart can do
horrific things in the name of good and Morgan is forced to deal with this
The other members of Cirrus are given the space to
grow as well, and Morgan begins to tentatively rebuild her relationship with
Bree. Hunter and Sky spend more time with Morgan and she begins to form
friendships with them, gradually overcoming her initial fear and dislike.
Another story thread is given over to Morgan's Aunt Eileen and her partner Paula
who are being tormented for being gay.
All in all, this was another
awesome read and I can't wait to get stuck into Spellbound.