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Once a Witch (book 1 of 2) by Carolyn MacCullough

Hi ForeverBookers, 

I've just finished Once A Witch by Carolyn MacCullough. It was a great urban fantasy. 

Cassandra Clare says "A fantastic urban fantasy with an enchanting romance at it's heart" so of course that sucked me right in and it didn't let me down!  

This story is for older teens I'd say. It almost falls into the New Adult category. This urban fantasy that tells the story of Tamsin Greene who is a witch without powers (she thinks), from a witch family. 
One night she's working in her family's bookshop when a man walks in asking for help. He needs help in finding an item. Tamsin doesn't know what this item is for at the time. The man coincidentally thinks that Tamsin is in fact her sister, who can perform magic well. This then starts the main plot of the story in that Tamsin tries to find this item but when she thinks she's succeeded it's revealed that not all is what she thinks. Add in drama with her sister, Rowena,  some cute romance and a villain out to get what they want and you've got a typical YA/New Adult story of revenge and choices, which could lead to disaster for the lead character and her family. 

Overall I liked this story. I gave it 3 stars because it had a gripping plot but it could have delved into the back stories of the side characters a little more I feel. Also as I mentioned above the story was a little bit predictable but still gripping enough to keep me hooked. I look forward to reading the conclusion to this duology next! 

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