Tag Archives: Wiccan

Sweep: Book of Shadows – unique plot & clear details

Sweep Book of ShadowsTitle: Sweep: Book of Shadows

Author: Cate Tiernan

Summary: After meeting Cal, a mysterious new student, Morgan is immediately drawn into his personality and his magical Wicca culture and rituals. Wicca soon becomes her passion and she finds out that she is involved with Wicca in more ways than she ever thought possible. She soon starts unraveling the history of her family and her true identity, which will change her life and the way she sees the world forever.

I give Sweep: Book of Shadows 9/10 stars because of the unique plot and clear details.

Why I started reading: The engaging title and design on the cover got my attention. I like books about fantasy and magic in the real world, and this book seemed like it would be a good book to read in that genre.

Gut Reaction: Characters are easy to visualize, this type of magic is very different that what I thought of before.

What I loved: The descriptions of what happens during the Wicca rituals make me want to meet the characters and experience what they do. I found a new perspective of magic, and the setting in the book is hauntingly beautiful.

Websites of Interest:

Sweep series blog

-Afsara, Greenwood, Teen Adviser


Book Shorts: Anna Dressed in Blood

Anna Dressed in Blood

 Title:  Anna Dressed in Blood

Author:  Kendare Blake

Summary:  For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father’s work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.

I started reading it because… I don’t like horror stories or movies, but some friends thought this one would change my mind.

I kept reading because… The characters in this book are so vivid. Cas the ghost hunter has a lot of weight on his shoulders, and once he decides to befriend a couple other kids who can help him hunt this ghost, the plot really starts moving.

Main character(s): If they were in a yearbook, they would be voted Most Likely To:  Protect the Living from the Dead.

Six Word Recap:  Ghost hunter meets dead girl, swoons.

This book reminded me of Odd Thomas, by Dean Koontz, because of the fast and furious plot, the strange twists, and the ongoing presence of the dead.

Website of interest:  Find the book trailer here.