Sunday, 25 March 2012

The Coven by Cate Tiernan

Title: The Coven
Author: Cate Tiernan
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: 0-14-131401-X
Pages: 185
Series: Wicca/Sweep #2
Type: Young Adult Paranormal
Source: Purchased

Morgan Rowlands has discovered Wicca and in doing so she has changed her life. She has found love, magick and power but her newfound passion comes at a high cost. Morgan stands on the brink of losing all she holds dear. Her best friend has turned against her and her family are not who she thought. Soon Morgan finds herself asking for all the joy magick brings to her life, what is the cost?

This is the second book in the incredible Wicca/Sweep series (after Book of Shadows) and picks up immediately where the last one left off. Morgan has discovered her true power and it has cost her Bree, her best friend since childhood, but gained her the love of Cal. The book jumps straight into the action and the plot is tightly written but still allowing Morgan room to grow as a character. Again entries from a character's journal preface each chapter adding depth to the story.

Morgan is left in a crisis as Bree turns from best friend to worst enemy in a single moment and the ramifications of this echo through the entire book. The writing is brilliant and shows the conflict in a realistic way, along with how the friction between Morgan and Bree affects everyone else in their group of friends, especially Robbie who ends up almost stuck between the two by refusing to take sides.

The other members of the Cirrus coven are focused on a little more so we get to see them as more than popular Jenna, jock Matt, rich girl Sharon and stoner Ethan. Hints of their deeper personalities had shown though in the previous book, but this takes time to explore their likes and dislikes and deeper characters. It reveals a lot about who they really are as opposed to the labels given to them in a similar way to Morgan realising she isn't the shy girl.

All in all, this was an awesome read and I can't wait to get stuck into Blood Witch.

Plot: 10/10
Characters: 10/10
Ending: 10/10
Enjoyment: 10/10
Cover: 8/10

Overall: 48/50

1 comment:

  1. Wow! What a great review. I will have to try book one in the series. Thanks for your thoughts.
    -FABR Steph


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