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Always A Witch (Book 2 in the Witch Duology) by Carolyn McCullough.

A great ending to the "Witch" duology!

I enjoyed this book more than "Once A Witch" because it had more of a story to it. It also had more characters in it as well it being a dual century book. The story takes place mainly in 1887. I found this interesting because I could see differences in the clothing, setting etc as I reading. 

Tamsin is still the lead female character in this book. I found her to be more adult and less annoying in this book. It was interesting to be her (both books are told from her perspective) because she experiences highs, lows, comedic moments, scary moments etc. I enjoyed the first person perspective because I could see how Tamsin was feeling at every point in the book. 

Tamsin is the "beacon" of her family as she can do something that no other witch can. She can use another witches power. She travels back to the past in order to defeat a family of evil witches who steal blood for their magic. She must find her family in the 1800's to defeat them though. Alistair Knight, the antagonist in the first book features in "Always A Witch" as well. He didn't have a big part to play though, like I thought he would. She meets friends in the past who help her through some tough moments. 

The choice she must make is revealed at the end of the book. I thought it was actually going to be something else. The choice isn't a let down for the reader however. Tamsin gives up something precious to her in order to destroy the evil families chances of ever hurting her family again. 

The first book was focused more on Tamsin's sister Rowena and how events affected her. This book was more about Tamsin, which I appreciated as I found Rowena annoying in the first book. Gabriel, Tamsin's boyfriend features in "Always A Witch" so I got to see some comedic moments between them as well as some more serious ones as well. 

Overall I enjoyed this duology. It had a good storyline that kept me gripped, especially in the second book. I enjoyed the characters. The good ones were heroic and the evil ones were twisted and bitter. I therefore give it 3.5/4 stars as it had humour, romance, a good plot along with a bit of history also. 

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