Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Always a Witch

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine and is a fun way to see what books other bloggers just can't wait to get their hands on!



ALWAYS A WITCH
Carolyn MacCullough
Paranormal Young Adult
Releases August 1st, 2011

From Goodreads:

The adventures of Tam and Gabriel continue with more time travel, Talents, spy work, and of course, the evil Knights.

Since the gripping conclusion of Once A Witch, Tamsin Greene has been haunted by her grandmother's prophecy that she will soon be forced to make a crucial decision—one so terrible that it could harm her family forever. When she discovers that her enemy, Alistair Knight, went back in time to Victorian-era New York in order to destroy her family, Tamsin is forced to follow him into the past. Stranded all alone in the nineteenth century, Tamsin soon finds herself disguised as a lady's maid in the terrifying mansion of the evil Knight family, avoiding the watchful eye of the vicious matron, La Spider, and fending off the advances of Liam Knight. As time runs out, both families square off in a thrilling display of magic. And to her horror, Tamsin finally understands the nature of her fateful choice.


I absolutely adored Once A Witch, Tamsin was a strong, snarky protagonist, the story moved forward quickly, and I was left wanting more without being frustrated by a cliffhanger ending. Though August is very far away, this one is on NetGalley at the moment, so I'm looking forward to requesting it sometime soon!

I'm also a huge fan of this cover, it's both ominous and romantic, and reminds me a little bit of the cover for Fallen thanks to her flowing dress and the darker color scheme. I'm hoping the story lives up to the beautiful imagery!

46 comments:

  1. I finished it the other day! I loved it. I am so sad that there's not going to be another one. I wish MacCullough would write more. I also wish she had more of an internet presence. She hasn't updated her blog in a year.

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  2. I love the cover for this too, but I've got to read Once A Witch before I can get started on this one.

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  3. Great pick! I read Always A Witch a few weeks ago and reviewed it. If you liked Once A Witch, you'll LOVE this one.

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  4. ooooh interesting! and I just saw this book on NetGalley hehe awesome!

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  5. This cover is one of favorites so far for 2011...so pretty! The first book was amazing, and I hope this one is just as good!

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  6. Have yet to read Once a Witch, but it sounds like a book I would enjoy as does its sequel. Great pick!

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  7. Ow,So Net Galley already have it. I think I am going to request the previous book first.

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  8. I can't wait for this one either! :) I actually have an e-galley of it, but haven't had a chance to read it yet! x_o

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  9. That cover is gorgeous. I have Once A Witch in my reading stack. I better move it up the pile :)

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  10. Me too! And I just requested the e-galley for this. I also have Once a Witch, but I haven't gotten around reading it yet. Nice WoW pick for this week, Jenny!

    You can check out my Wow picks for this week HERE

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  11. I need to read the first one, I love the synopsis and the cover of this one. Great pick!

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  12. YES! I totally can't wait to read this book!!! I need to read the first one too as well. Nice pick!

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  13. The cover is fabulous! Haven't read the first book though although it does sound pretty interesting!

    Here's my WoW

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  14. I haven't read Once a Witch, but I heard it was great, so maybe I'll read that and add this to my pile today! Great pick, as usual, Jenny :)

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  15. That cover art is to die for! I guess I have to pick up Once a Witch first!

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  16. A superb pick! It looks really intereasting. Happy Reading and I'm a new follower! :)
    Check out what I'm Waiting On Wednesday


    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

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  17. I like witch stories, and this one sounds like a good one! And luckily it's release date is a while from now, so I have time to grab the first one and read it...thanks for this one!

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  18. I'm so excited for this. It's been such a long time since the first one!

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  19. Great pick! I just finished Once a Witch this week and was checking out the sequel yesterday. It sounds even better than the first book; plus, I agree, the cover is awesome!

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  20. Didn't read the first one but maybe I will! Great pick :D

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  21. Once A Witch and Always A Witch are both on my wishing to read, hope you get this one Jenny and it as good as the first!

    My WWW and WoW this week

    jackie >_<

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  22. Awesome pick, Jenny! I haven't read the first one, but it sounds like it's a great read. I've got to hurry and get my hands on a copy!

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  23. Shadows of a Down East Summer: An Antique Print Mystery
    By Lea Wait
    Publication date: April 1, 2011

    In the summer of 1890, two young women posed for artist Winslow Homer on the coast of Maine. What happened that summer, the secrets the women kept, and the lies they told, changed their families forever. Now, more than a hundred years later, one of their descendants has been murdered, leaving to antique print dealer Maggie Summer the family papers that may finally reveal the truth. Maggie's vision of a relaxing vacation in Maine- antiquing with beau Will Brewer and visiting his Aunt Nettie- turns into a murder investigation. Maggie must discover which of the family myths are based on reality, before someone she cares about becomes the next victim. With the centennial of Homer's death in 2010, there is renewed interest in his work and in the renovation of his studio in Prouts Neck, Maine, where some of the novel's action takes place.

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  24. This cover is amazing and I love the summary. But I have not read the first book, so I must start there. :) Great pick.

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  25. This does sound good... dang, I should probably read Once a Witch, then!

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  26. Beautiful cover! I haven't read the first book in this series yet, so I'll have to jump on that!

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  27. I love this cover. I wish it would come out sooner, I want to know what happens with Tam in the sequel! :)

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  28. The cover is gorgeous! Love it.

    I'm totally behind on this series, but looks like I've got time to read book one before the next comes out.

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  29. I haven't read Once A Witch yet, but this cover is gorgeous and definitely motivates me to get started on the series.

    Stephanie @ Poetry to Prose

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  31. Oops! lol

    I want to read it and I want to read the first one too, but I don't like cliffhangers! What to do? Darn your wishlist... it makes me want it more! lol

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  32. I am looking forward to this one too! This week Reading Lark is looking forward to Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles. Check us out:
    http://readinglark.blogspot.com/2010/12/waiting-on-wednesday-chain-reaction-by.html

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  33. I'm looking forward to reading this one too. I requested it from Netgalley!

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  34. The cover is definitely one of the most beautiful covers I've seen. I remember reading your review of Once a Witch and loved it - I think I'm going to have to add this one to my reading pile as well.

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  35. I really must read this series! It sounds so intriguing!
    :)

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  36. Once A Witch is in my TBR pile. This is one of my fave 2k11 covers.

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  37. Who doesn't love a scary prophecy? Sounds like a great read. Can't wait to check out your review later. You can find mine @ Silly Little Game.

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  38. I love this cover too Jenny, simply gorgeous!

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  39. Whenever I see this cover, I ALWAYS pause to admire it... it's just so beautiful!! I'm also looking forward to reading it as well but wow, the cover is so different from the first book...

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  40. I need to read Once a Witch - this series looks great - I've always loved witch lore :)

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  41. Haven't read the series but I just love the cover for this second book.

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  42. I had lots of questions at the end of Once a Witch (and wasn't aware for a while there was going to be a sequel, LOL) so hope Always a Witch answers them!

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  43. Hey there, how have you been? I haven't been by in a while and I apologize. But I saw this post and got to thinking about my 2011 witches challenge. Need to fill a few more spots and I was wondering if you had any non-YA recs for me? I've read YA in the past but it's just not for me. Any help? I value your reviews.

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