Title: Once A Witch
Author: Carolyn MacCallough
Publisher: Clarion Books
"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."
Once A Witch was a fast paced novel, full of magic and supernatural tendencies. I reccomend it to anyone who likes reading supernatural novels.
Tasmin is the 'misfit' of her family, she has no Talent. She has to live up to her family's name, without actually having a family Talent. She feels out of place, and in the shadow of her perfect sister Rowena. Someone could easily be in the same positon, well, except the powers thing, but you understand. Gabriel was a lovable character and often added humor into the whole story. He was my favorite character.
The theme in this novel is one that I really like. Modern stories of witches without the green skin, and melting with the touch of water. The author did that perfectly, and I loved it either way. The plot seemed really good as well.
Overall, if you're looking for a novel to read during the Halloween season...This is the book to go with (: