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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The directions he gives them leads the partygoers to a large field and this is when Cal introduces Wicca. When I first read this book I was younger than the protagonist, who is 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.

The more they hang out with Cal, the more they like him. The story is written from Rose’s point of view and follows her story as she falls in love, has her heart broken, and turns to dark magic as a means of revenge eventually creating the first Shadowd Wave, not actually realizing what she was doing at the time.

For Morgan Rowlands, she must suffer trials of family and friend alike to reach a crossroads shaeows destined for and to choose a path which seems contrary to her upbringing.

Contents [ show ]. Morgan Rowlands is a high school student living in Widow’s Vale. She’s one of the very few writers who makes me actually look up words in the dictionary.

I could see how this would make someone curious about Wicca. View all 12 comments.


Hunter and Morgan slowly start to get closer throughout the book. I see things, feel things in a new way. Daniel discovers a way shafows counteract the dark wave, however any full witch would die in the process.

Book of Shadows (Sweep, #1) by Cate Tiernan

And it scares her. Flipping through the pages she realizes acte what she held was her mother’s Book of Shadows. Insta-love, very juvenile writing, crappy character development, infinite etc. Even so, this is one of the very few mainstream series I’ve read that actually gets the main gist of the Pagan religion.

It’s not that I don’t work or play well with others, but I need to decide for myself when I do a certain thing, and how I do it.

The story focuses around Morgan, a somewhat normal girl. For instance, describing three characters physical appearances down to a T in the first few paragraphs. It does seem to be well researched and it is interesting to see many of the myths about Wicca confronted.

Some detail is enjoyable, but when so few characters really have anything to do at all back to this later and there is so much time spent re-hashing everyone’s mundane dating details in every single book when it doesn’t affect anything else, it gets really boring really fast.

I would like to assume some of it is relevant to future care in the series, but I have no intention of reading them to find out. The Book of Shadows.

This book is …more Book 1 is merely the start of what ends up being quite an epic tale. This is the most suburban place I’ve ever lived, and it’s very different from living right in the middle of a city.


Books by Cate Tiernan

Since I was already pretty much skimming through anything that wasn’t Morgan or Hunter’s narrative, I skipped Book 14 entirely and then I read about the HUGE thing that happens in the beginning of Book Will a straining friendship collapse amid the pressure of it all, leaving a bitterness in its wake.

Although her mother has renounced evil, her father is “the Wiccan version of Hitler. I did think narrating a book from Hunter’s point of view was interesting, until his story went way far away from Morgan’s. Jan 13, Bridget rated it really liked it. It’s like ‘Vampire Kisses’.

It brings together a lot of typical YA story-lines, two best friends in an unequal relationship feuding over the same guy, teenage insecurities and family fights, yet I feel like it is dealt with in a much less superficial way.

With his perfect nose, olive skin, and gold-colored eyes he quickly becomes the center of admiration of all the girls in school, this including Morgan and her best friend, Bree Warren. Sep 06, Julie Zantopoulos rated it liked it Shelves: See all 8 questions about Book of Shadows…. Morgan’s school grades begin to slip and she finds herself having difficulty finding a balance between her school work and a life of Wicca. I read every single one and it has been a good 8 years since I discovered these books and I went back to buy them all.

Followed by The Coven. Trivia About Book of Shadows This book was fun to read.